Macklemore: His Amazing Career So Far

Where Is Macklemore Today?
June 19, 2020 - 19:00 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

The endlessly lovable and somehow humble Macklemore has had some incredible hits but what has he been up to since "Thrift Shop" shot him into infamy?

Macklemore on the 10th of August, 2019 on the main stage of Sziget Festival in Budapest.

Macklemore's Rise To Fame

Macklemore was born Ben Haggerty on June 19th, 1983 in Seattle, Washington to a humble Irish family. He had been interested in hip hop and music from a very young age, even writing his own lyrics in high school. 

Macklemore had been producing his own music for a while before he met future partner in crime Ryan Lewis in 2006. The two are an undeniably hard-working force that has earned billions of streams and multiple Billboard Hot 100 #1 spots! Their first smash hit "Thrift Shop" was the first song to hit the top of the charts without a major record label behind them since 1994! 

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Since then they have continued to produce music and tour, coming out with new albums and great bangers like "Can't Hold Us" and the heart-warming LGBTQ+ anthem "Same Love". They even won 4 Grammy Awards in 2014 for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance! Macklemore apologized upon accepting Best Rap Album because he believed Kendrick Lamar was the one who deserved the title and later wrote a song "White Privilege" about the ordeal.

DeRay McKesson, Doug Baldwin, and Macklemore during a panel on social justice, race, and making positive change at Crosscut Festival on May 4, 2019.

Macklemore Today

Macklemore married his long-time girlfriend Tricia Davis in 2015 and in the same year the pair had the cutest little girl, Sloan. In 2018 his wife gave birth to Sloan's little sister. 

Rapper MACKLEMORE and TRICIA DAVIS attend the red carpet during MTV 2013 Video Music Awards held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Macklemore has had a successful solo career as well, with his chart-topping album Gemini and has been teasing his latest magic-themed album! To this day he is still touring and recording music regularly and frequents panels and marches that are about social issues that are important to him.

We can't wait to hear what he has in store for us next!

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