Ten fun facts about Macklemore

Fact 1
Since 2000, he has independently released one mixtape, three EPs and two albums and significantly collaborated with producer Ryan Lewis.

Fact 2
Macklemore was 14 when he started writing lyrics.

Fact 3
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.

Fact 4
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.

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whose is real name is Ben Haggerty and formerly known as Professor Macklemore, is an American rapper.

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