Mac Miller was a professional rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. Mac Miller was appreciated and adored by many of his followers for his unique musical style and personality. He was known for his own and particular style of rapping based on R&B and singing.
Miller’s passion for music began at a young age, propelling him to prominence as a musician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Early Years, and Education
Mac Miller was born on January 19, 1992, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Karen Meyers and Mark McCormick, and grew up in a Jewish family with his older brother, Miller McCormick.
Miller’s father, Mark, works as an architect, while his mother works as a photographer.
Despite his Jewish upbringing, Mac attended a Catholic elementary school to receive a decent education and the opportunity to play football and lacrosse.
Before graduating from “Taylor Allerdice High School,” Mac attended “Winchester Thurston School.”
Mac Miller and his loved ones (From left to right: his father Mark McCormick, his brother Miller McCormick, his grandma Marca Weiss, his mother Karen Meyers, and his grandmother Marca Weiss.)
Miller, contrary to popular belief, never intended to be a rapper. He aspired to be a vocalist since he was fourteen years old.
Apart from that, Mac’s nationality is American, and he is of white ethnicity.
Facts of Mac Miller
|Malcolm James McCormick
|January 19, 1992
|September 7, 2018
|Cause of Death
|Accidental drug overdose
|Location of Death
|Los Angeles, California
|Taylor Allerdice High School
|Died at the age of 26
|5’9″ (175 cm)
|73 kg/161 lbs
|Rapper, Singer, Producer, Artists
|Number of Studio Albums
|Number of Live Albums
|Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
|Poster, Vinyl Records, Hoodie
Mac Miller’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.
In addition, he intended for his father, mother, and brother to inherit his fortune through his will.
Early Hip-Hop and Music Careers
From a young age, Mac was captivated by music. As a result, by the age of six, he had taught himself to play the guitar, drums, piano, and bass.
His interest in music and love for it would eventually aid him in his development as a musician and rapper.
Mac wanted to be a singer at first and was very involved in high school athletics and parties.
He began rapping at the age of fourteen, and by the age of fifteen, he was serious about it, realizing that Hip-Hop might be a career.
As a result, his attention shifted to hip-hop rhyming. And what a fantastic choice it was!
Biography, Mixtapes, and Awards
At the age of fifteen, Mac went by the stage name Easy Mac (EZ Mac) and produced a mixtape titled “But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy” in 2007.
By 2009, however, he was known as Miller. He’d go on to record two more mixtapes, “The Jukebox: Prelude to Class Clown” and “The High Life,” respectively.
The first accolades handed to Mac were 21 & Under of the Year and Best Hip Hop Video for “Live Free” at the 2010 Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards, among many others.
Deals with Record Labels and the Road to Fame
In July 2010, Mac inked a recording deal with the independent label ‘Rostrum Records,’ while his fourth mixtape, ‘K.I.D.S,’ was still in the works.
During that moment, Miller was speaking with Rostrum president Benjy Grinberg.
However, he was hesitant to collaborate with him until he noticed a change in Mac’s musical style. Mac had piqued the curiosity of other record labels at this point.
He stayed with Rostrum, though, because of its proximity to his homeland and its ties to the well-known artist and rapper Wiz Khalifa.
During this time, Mac worked hard to make a flawless break into popular music through his active social media presence, digital music sales, and frequent touring.
Miller’s fifth mixtape, ‘Best Day Ever,’ was released in March 2011, and its single ‘Donald Trump’ became his first-ever song to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 75.
The song was also certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Release of Debut Album & Charting
‘Blue Slide Park,’ Miller’s debut studio album, was released on November 8, 2011.
This album opened at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 144,000 copies in its first week.
‘Smile Back,’ ‘Frick Park Market,’ and ‘Party on the Fifth Avenue,’ for example, peaked on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 55, 60, and 64, respectively.
Most notably, his success with ‘Blue Side Park’ elevated him to national celebrity status in the Hip Hop genre.
Blue Side Park garnered mixed reviews from reviewers despite gold certifications in the United States and Canada and a strong launch sales number.
REMember Music’s Establishment
Following the release of several mixtapes, Miller established his own record label, REMember Music, which he named after a close friend who had passed away.
The label’s primary focus was on rising Pittsburgh musicians and Mac’s several alter identities.
Miller went on to record several mixtapes before collaborating with Ariana Grande on her track “The Way,” which peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It was Miller’s highest position, and the Recording Industry Association of America certified it triple platinum (RIAA).
On June 18, 2013, Miller released his second studio album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.
The album earned excellent feedback due to its psychedelic approach.
In the meanwhile, Miller has released and produced mixtapes under various names, as well as his live album Live from Space, which was released on December 17, 2013.
Miller left Rostrum Records soon after and signed a recording and distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records.
GO: OD AM, his major-label debut, was released on September 18, 2015 by Warner Bros.
The album reached number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Miller began work on his second album right away, wanting to explore the sensation of love.
His following album, The Divine Feminine, featured him singing as well as rapping, with R&B, jazz, and funk influences.
His artwork and discovery of love garnered favorable feedback. Swimming, Mac’s fifth studio album, was released on August 3, 2018, and it was his final album.
Miller talked about his personal hardships, heartbreak, and mental health issues throughout the record. Swimming made its Billboard 200 debut at number three.
After Miller’s death, the album’s track “Self Care” reached number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Discography and Documentary
Miller recorded forty-one singles (including thirteen as a featured artist), six studio albums, two live albums, two extended plays, sixty-two music videos, and thirteen mixtapes during the course of his 26-year career.
The documentary was released on The Fader’s YouTube channel on February 6, 2016. As of March 2022, the documentary has about 5.8 million views.
Substance Abuse and Death Battle
Miller had a long history of drug problems. Miller was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in his Studio City home by his personal assistant at 11:51 (PDT) on September 7, 2018.
Meanwhile, until the paramedics arrived, his personal assistant performed CPR on Miller. The rapper, however, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Miller died as a result of an unintentional drug overdose and a lethal combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol, according to the coroner’s report.
He died while he was only 26 years old. Miller had a long history of drug problems. Despite his efforts to maintain full sobriety, he had a few slip-ups.
Miller had spent the day before his death with bassist Thundercat and his daughter.
They spent their time singing songs and watching Sanaa’s favorite TV shows as they celebrated Thundercat’s daughter Sanaa’s 12th birthday.
Miller was delighted that day, Thundercat later explained in an interview, and his pleasure wasn’t artificial.
Girlfriends, Relationships, and Dating Life
Mac Miller had an unusual romantic life, which includes a relationship with a high-profile celebrity.
Miller’s high school sweetheart was rumored to be Nomi Leasure, and references to their relationship were featured in the album The Divine Feminine’s song ‘Congratulations.’
Following his breakup with Leasure, Miller began dating high-profile celebrity Ariana Grande.
They worked together on Grande’s hit track “The Way” and were thought to be dating.
After weeks of speculation, Grande finally confirmed it in 2016 when she uploaded a photo of herself and Miller with the caption “baabyyy.”
They worked together on songs like ‘My Favorite Part’ and performed live on stage a few of times.
Unfortunately, the two split up in May 2018, claiming that they were too busy for a romance. They stayed friends after their breakup and wished one other well.
Following his split from Ariana Grande, Mac is said to have had relationships with Tana Mongeau and Julia Kelly, both of whom disclosed their relationship with Mac on Instagram.
Tana Mongeau was sending a screenshot of a text message she had exchanged with Mac.
Instrumental and Clothing
Miller released a collection of instruments under his moniker Larry Fisherman in 2013 first and then in December 2015.
Mac had an attractive and distinct clothing habit. He is remembered for many things, one among which is his unique style of clothing and outfits.
Likewise, you can buy gifts, gift items, costumes, handmade products, and other fancy decors dedicated to Miller on the website of amazon.
Social Media Presence
Mac was quite a popular figure in the world of social media.
During his years, he was active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts, all of which are still online but inactive.
His social media handles, along with his number of followers, are listed below.
His Twitter has 8.1 million followers, his Instagram has 6.8 million followers, his Facebook has 5 million followers and his YouTube has 3.48 million subscribers.