Ten fun facts about Macklemore
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Since 2000, he has independently released one mixtape, three EPs and two albums and significantly collaborated with producer Ryan Lewis.
Macklemore was 14 when he started writing lyrics.
Macklemore's and Lewis' single "Thrift Shop" reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013, selling more than 2.2 million copies.
Macklemore used his experience with substance abuse to create the mixtape's critically acclaimed song "Otherside", which samples the Red Hot Chili Peppers song of the same title.Fact 5
He became engaged to his girlfriend of seven years, Tricia Davis, on January 21, 2013.Fact 6
Their second single, "Can't Hold Us" also peaked at #1 of the Hot 100 Chart, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart's history to have their first two singles both reach number 1.Fact 7
Macklemore's support of LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage, is expressed in his single "Same Love", which also condemns homophobia in mainstream hip hop, society, and mass media.Fact 8
It was the first time since 1994 that a song reached number 1 on the Hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label.Fact 9
Macklemore and Lewis released their debut studio album The Heist on October 9, 2012, which charted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart.Fact 10
Though he was not born to a musical family, both of his parents were supportive of his musical ventures. Go to more people facts ❯
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