Every few years, a major national publication will publish an overview of the Christian music industry. This week, Kelefa Sanneh has a good one in The New Yorker. Sanneh’s history of Christian rock and pop begins way back in the 1950s, with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s advice-column exhortation that gospel and the devil’s … More »
Just days before his death, the 26-year-old artist had released his fifth studio album, Swimming. But Swimming isn’t the only project to gain traction on the charts. Fans have returned in droves to beloved compilations like his first album, Blue Slide Park.
Billboard reports that streams of Mac Miller’s music were up 970 percent following his death. On Sept. 7, his catalog of songs earned 32.5 million streams (audio and video combined), which was an astronomical increase from the 3.04 million streams on Sept. 6.
This significant increase in streaming could result in seven of the artist’s projects landing on the Billboard 200 charts, including 2011 mixtape Best Day Ever and 2012’s Macadelic. The chart for Sept. 22 will be announced on Sept. 16.
Photo credit: G L Askew II.
A week ago, we learned of the shocking passing of Mac Miller. The Pittsburgh rap star had died of an apparent overdose at 26. At the time of his death, Mac seemed to be getting his life together, but he’d had a rough few months. He’d been arrested for a DUI … More »
In the wake of Mac Miller‘s sudden passing, a local Pittsburgh record label organized a public vigil scheduled on September 11. Fans and peers alike poured in their own tributes, thoughts, and condolences in the days following the rapper’s death. Through everyone’s collective grief, one thing has been unanimously agreed upon — Miller’s journey in hip-hop was just getting started, and the music world is still grappling with the loss of the bright young star.
Mac Miller fans rap along to “Self Care” during a candlelight vigil tonight in Pittsburgh’s “Blue Slide Park.”pic.twitter.com/F26aBs7YKt
— Complex (@Complex) September 12, 2018
Blue Slide Park got a fresh coat of paint and flowers and tributes are left in advance of the vigil planned for Mac Miller tonight pic.twitter.com/uYWCLnGoYm
— Mike Darnay (@MikeDarnay) September 11, 2018
Mac Miller’s grandmother speaks at a vigil held for him at Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill Sept. 11, 2018. “He loves you all, he loves Pittsburgh and everything you have done for him.” The 26-year-old passed away on Friday. @PGVisuals @PittsburghPG https://t.co/wiVd6mftkq pic.twitter.com/OPCxtOyZWQ
— Jessie Wardarski (@JKayWardarski) September 12, 2018
The vigil took place in Blue Slide Park, the namesake of Mac’s mainstream breakout debut album in 2011. The park’s slide was reportedly freshly repainted for the event, and artists in attendance were encouraged to paint, draw, or create their own tributes for one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved musicians. Since his death, Mac Miller’s final album shot up streaming charts and currently holds the top spot on Apple’s US chart. The LP initially debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart when it was released in early August of 2018.
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You never know who loves and respects you. In the case of rapper Mac Miller, who died Friday from a drug overdose at age 26, some unexpected tributes are beginning to pour in. Earlier today we saw Sir Elton John dedicate a song to Miller at his farewell tour kickoff, and … More »
While the world continues to grieve the loss of Mac Miller who tragically passed away from a drug overdose on Friday, artists have begun to honor the fallen artist during their live shows. The tributes have crossed genre lines and have been quite emotional. Artists in electronic music, hip-hop and event rock legends alike stopped
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Elton John began his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour with a goodbye to a much younger artist. Performing in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sir Elton dedicated “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” to Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh rapper who died Friday at age 26. More »
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Mac Miller‘s passing has sent ripples across the world of music, shocking and saddening fans and artists alike. The rapper reportedly died Aug. 7 of an overdose in his San Fernando home, as reported by TMZ. As the news spread, musicians began processing their thoughts and offerings their thoughts on the Miller’s death.
I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
Rest In Peace Mac Miller. It’s a sad day.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 7, 2018
— “KKAAYYTTRRAA” (@KAYTRANADA) September 7, 2018
God fucking dammit. You were such an incredible person. You changed so many lives. Had so much love in your heart. You inspired me throughout highschool, and I wouldn’t be where I was today without you. Never a more kind and sincere and beautiful person. I fucking love you mac.
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) September 7, 2018
I’m so saddened to hear about @MacMiller such a kind spirit Sending prayers for strength for his family & friends & fans during this difficult time
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 7, 2018
I can’t keep losing friends like this…I wish I spent more time with you these past weeks…I’m so sorry… rip MAC…you wrote the soundtrack to my college years and I’m so happy I got to know you…this sucks this really really sucks.
— CHARLIE PUTH (@charlieputh) September 7, 2018
Every picture on my timeline is Mac.. every person in music knew him and loved him.. I haven’t been close to a person that had so powerful of a personality
— Diplo (@diplo) September 8, 2018
Rest in your peace Mac Miller.
Always exuded so much kindness and goodness.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all.
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 7, 2018
Many artists coupled condolences and tributes with offers of support and a plea to the public to check up on friends who may be struggling.
Never had the chance to meet Mac Miller but was a huge fan of his music. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. And for those struggling with addiction or know someone who is, please seek help you are not alone these things don’t just get better
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) September 7, 2018
This is a message for anybody in this game that’s going through something. If you don’t feel right, if you feel you have a substance problem, if you need a ear to vent to. If you uncomfortable talking to people around you. Please reach out to me.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 7, 2018
Please be mindful and supportive of your friends and family when they tell you they are struggling with depression. It’s literally soul cancer and there is no chemotherapy or surgical procedure for it. It spares no one. Love & acceptance are among the very few things that help.
— Denis (@Gramatik) September 8, 2018
Just a little bit of my story. It’s taking me a lot to press the “send tweet” button but I know if I can touch at least 1 life. It’s worth it. pic.twitter.com/xqXOh2m6T0
— ookay (@Ookay) September 7, 2018
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