By Yzora Lopez
Pop sensation, Mac Miller, was a self taught musician from Pittsburgh, PA. Miller played guitar, piano, drums, and bass by the age of 14 years old. Along with that, Miller also started rapping at 14, but it didn’t start just there. Miller had initially wanted to become a singer, but eventually took rapping to the next step in high school.
In the year 2010, Miller was signed by the independent label, ‘Rostrum Records.’ In November of 2010, the star came out with his first single, “Knock Knock,” with the record label. Mac Miller’s first actual album, ‘Blue Side Park,’ was released in 2011 and it had its debut as number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making Miller gain attention overnight with approximately 145,000 copies sold.
Shortly after gaining more attention, Miller took an offer worth $10 million signing a record deal with Warner Bros in 2014.
With Warner Bros, Miller was able to successfully release four studio albums that include, GO:OD AM (2015), The Divine Feminine (2016), Swimming (2018), and Circles (2020).
In his whole career, Mac Miller was able to release six studio albums, two extended plays, two live albums, thirteen mixtapes, forty-one singles, and sixty-two music videos.
Mac Miller had been nominated once for a Grammy, which was for his 2018 album, Swimming for (Best Rap Album).
Some of the pop sensation’s best hits consist of ‘Self Care,’ ‘Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,’ ‘Good News,’ ‘2009,’ and ‘Come Back to Earth.’
Despite the artist’s sudden death in September of 2018, Miller’s music continues to be listened to and shared across the world by his growing fans.