Support TopCharts. Mac Miller. Number of songs: 7 Total weeks on charts: 28 Appearing in a total number of: 9 charts Total period running: days. In , he signed a record deal with Pittsburgh-based indie record label Rostrum Records. He subsequently began recording his debut studio album Blue Slide Park, and released it on November 8, The album went on to debut at number one on the U.
Billboard chart, making it the first independently distributed debut album to top the chart since Tha Dogg Pound's album, Dogg Food. In early , Miller launched REMember Music, his own record label imprint, named after a friend who died. In January , Miller announced he was no longer signed to Rostrum Records. His father is Christian, and his mother is Jewish. Because of his religion, he described himself as "the coolest Jewish rapper", in a rival response to Drake's own claim to be "the best Jew in the Rap game".
He was raised in the Point Breeze part of Pittsburgh. He began piano lessons at age 6. In high school, Miller decided to focus on his hip hop career, later noting, "Once I hit 15, I got real serious about it and it changed my life completely I used to be into sports, play all the sports, go to all the high school parties. But once I found out hip-hop is almost like a job, that's all I did. Miller first started rapping at the age of fourteen. Before that, he wanted to be a singer. The Ill Spoken released the mixtape How High in In early , Miller signed with Rostrum Records.
Although Grinberg started giving Miller advice, he didn't show any interest in getting involved with his career until the artist began work on the K. The mixtape was inspired by the movie Kids. A significant breakthrough came in late when Miller embarked on his first tour, the Incredibly Dope Tour, selling out every location.
In , he won two awards at the Pittsburgh hip hop awards. The six-track work was produced by Rostrum Records. Miller announced the title of his first album, Blue Slide Park, on his YouTube channel on July 5, , set for a fall release. However, the release did not happen, and it was since then left in planning. Miller featured on Maroon 5's remix of their hit song "Moves Like Jagger". In November , Blue Slide Park debuted at number 1 on the Billboard with first week sales of , copies.
This was the first independently distributed debut to take the number one spot on the Billboard albums chart since Tha Dogg Pound's release Dogg Food. In , his first TV appearance took place in the VH1 show Single Ladies; he played a fictionalized version of himself that succeeded in selling one of his mixtapes to one of the main characters. Miller uploaded a trailer on YouTube for his long-anticipated music video "Missed Calls" on February 15, It was released on his official YouTube channel on June 22, On March 23, , Miller released his seventh mixtape called Macadelic.
He released "Loud" as a single from the mixtape.
Miller also released a video for "Thoughts From A Balcony". On August 7, , Miller released a further single from Pink Slime, "Glow", available for free download. Rather than rap, the EP features Miller crooning over lounging jazz instrumentals. On October 14, Miller announced Pink Slime would be released before the end of and that his second album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, will be released in early When speaking of the album Miller said that it is "very introspective and very personal so it's kind of throwing it all out there and seeing what happens.
The first trailer was released on January 20, He premiered a snippet of the song of the second episode of his reality show. The album was met with generally positive reviews upon its release, with most critics praising his new psychedelic sound. The album also received commercial success debuting at number three on the Billboard chart, selling , copies in its first week.
The album spawned three singles; "S.
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Miller founded REMember Music, his own record label imprint in early , named after a friend who died. On October 31, , Miller released a new self-produced mixtape named Delusional Thomas. On December 17, , Miller released his first live album, Live from Space. Following that, he plans to begin working with Pharrell again on their collaboration EP Pink Slime to be released during He was also working on four separate projects, and had done at least seven songs on each.
Miller announced on January 14, , he was no longer signed to Rostrum Records. On May 11, , Miller independently released his tenth solo mixtape, Faces. On July 30, , Miller revealed that he had completed his third studio album, which will be his major label debut. Miller announced his fourth album, The Divine Feminine, on July 28, , and debuted its first single, "Dang! The album was released on September Miller released "Small Worlds", the first single from his fifth studio album, Swimming, on May 30, The album was announced on July 13, and released on August 3 to positive reviews.
He also had a close relationship with fellow Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa, saying "Wiz has been a big brother to me with this music thing so far. Except unlike Hudgens, Miller has always been upfront about being a pothead.
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I guess that's the advantage of not working for an antisemitic megacorporation. You can be yourself. The Pittsburgh emcee's sophomore album is a coming-of-age story, an indecisive work, as Miller struggles to define his aura, his voice. Like all young adults, Miller faces a dilemma.
Will he follow the path laid out for him, in this case pop stardom?
Or will he fall through the cracks, into the underground? Judging from Movies , Miller doesn't know. He produced 12 of the 16 songs on Movies , darker, trippier and more nuanced than Blue Slide Park. Speaking of Cudi, you almost anticipate his booming baritone to come in. As a whole, Miller's production sounds both lush and disjointed -- a combination of mainstream and underground sensibilities.
As far as the lyrics, Miller has good flow, but hopscotches between topics too fast. It seems his ADHD prevents him from telling stories, making it difficult to transcend buzz rhymes. Does he really need to shout out The Fader on wax? Content alternates between bragging about his lifestyle and feeling ashamed of it.
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On "Matches", Miller and Ab-Soul trade stories of their youth. Apparently the TDE deep thinker busted his first nut on a bitch at age 10, and looks back on his turnt up youth with pride.
Miller sounds less convincing spitting about his career highlights.