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Mac Miller Biography

Mac Miller
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Capricorn
  • Name: Mac Miller
  • Birth Name: Malcolm James McCormick
  • Father: Mark McCormick
  • Mother: Karen Meyers
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper
  • Net Worth: $10 million
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Light-Brown
  • Weight in KG: 73 kg
  • Girlfriend: Ariana Grande
  • Married: Not Yet
  • Education: Winchester Thurston School, Taylor Allderdice High School
  • Albums: The Divine Feminine
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SYNOPSIS

Mac Miller is an American rapper. He was born on January 19, 1992, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is definitely one of the best white rappers in America, evolving rapidly in a period of just six years from a minor frat-rapper to a mainstream spiritual and introspective musician. He is definitely one of the most successful artists as his debut album Blue Side Park debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 without any major label support.

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION

Mac Miller was born as Malcolm James McCormick. He was born to Karen Meyers, a professional photographer and Mark Meyers, an architect. Although his father was a Christian, Miller identifies as a Jewish as his mother was Jewish. He also had a Bar Mitzvah. For his early education, Miller attended Winchester Thurston School and Taylor Allderdice High School. He decided to make hip-hop and rapping his career during high school and taught himself to play piano, guitar, drums, and bass.

CAREER IN MUSIC

Starting to rap at the age of fourteen, Mac Miller released his first mixtape ‘But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy’ at the age of fifteen. Prior to changing his name to Mac Miller, he was known by the name EZ Mac. After joining the rap group Ill Spoken, he released several mixtapes with the group including How High (2008), The Jukebox: Prelude to Class Clown (2009), and The High Life (2009). In early 2010, he signed with Rostrum Records.

On November 22, 2010, Mac Miller’s first single "Knock Knock" premiered its video on YouTube. In 2011, he released his fifth mixtape, ‘Best Day Ever’. The mixtape featured several mainstream producers and hit songs “Wear My Hat” and “All Around the World”. On July 5, 2011, he announced his first album, Blue Side Park, which was released on November 8, 2011. Blue Slide Park debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 144,000 copies, being the first independently distributed debut to take the number one since 1995. The same year, he also gathered fame by being featured on Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”.

In 2012,Mac Miller released his long anticipated music video for “Missed Calls” and his seventh mixtape called Macadelic, which featured tracks about his ex-girlfriend with whom he had had a long term relationship since middle school. He also released several other songs like Onaroll, Pink Slime, Thoughts from a Balcony, PlaneCarBoat, etc. On March 4, 2013, Miller released his new mixtape “Run-On Sentences Vol. 1”, solely featuring instrumentals. On June 18, 2013, he released his second studio album “Watching Movies with the Sound Off”, which was generally met with positive reviews.

The same year, Mac Miller also founded his own record label called REMember Music. He also toured with fellow rappers Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. Miller left Rostrum Records in 2014. He also released his tenth solo mixtape, Faces. In 2015, he released his third album “GO:OD AM”. In 2016, Miller announced his fourth album, The Divine Feminine, scheduled to be released on September 16, 2016.

DRUG ADDICTION 

Although leading a successful rapping career, Mac Miller has had his major ups and downs in his life. At a time in his life, he was deeply addicted to a combination of promethazine and codeine known as "purple drank" or "lean". He quit taking the drug in November 2012. He has also been arrested for possession of Marijuana. Recently, the rumors stating that he’s dating Ariana Grande has proved to be true. Grande is his current girlfriend. Being a successful rapper, he currently has a net worth of $10 million. He is 5'9" tall and weighs around 155 lbs.

  • Last modified : 23 October, 2016
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