Macklemore made a name in the music scene without the help of a music label that made him unique. He's known for his successful collaborations with Ryan Lewis, resulting in releasing some of his most successful songs as a duo.
That said, know more about Macklemore's life, career, and net worth he has amassed.
Real name is Benjamin Hammond Haggerty. The 39-year-old has been known by his stage name Macklemore.
He has become famous for his collaborations with Ryan Lewis, giving birth to the duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
He has dropped one mixtape, three Eps, and four albums to date.
The pair's single "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 2013. It became the first song since 1994 to top the said chart without a major record label's support.
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However, he had to pay Warner Bros. Records to promote his songs further.
Their second single, "Can't Hold Us," topped the Hot 100 chart again, making them the first duo to have two first singles both reach the peak in the chart's history.
They then released their studio album, The Heist, in 2012, charting number two on the U.S. Billboard 200. With this series of successes, they won four Grammys in 2014.
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Their second album, This Unruly Mess I've Made, was out in 2016, and after a year, Macklemore dropped "Glorious," featuring Skylar Grey, marking his return to the music scene and his first major single without Lewis.
He also released a second solo studio album, Gemini, in 2017.
With these to his name, Macklemore is now worth $25 million.
Macklemore Discusses Relapse
Macklemore opened up about his relapse during the pandemic after 14 years of being sober. Thankfully, he eventually found his path back to sobriety.
"I am a recovering addict and alcoholic and have been for the last 14 years," he said on The Tonight Show, per E! News. "And then COVID happened, and a big part of my recovery community is going to physical 12-step meetings. Once those stopped, I was alone, and the disease of addiction was like, 'Yo, this is crazy. The world has stopped; you can get high.'"
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He admitted to listening to that voice and stopping doing things that prevented him from getting high.
"It was a couple week of a relapse and very painful," he continued. "And I'm still working on trust issues with myself and within my close circle of friends."
Despite that, Macklemore shared he had learned a very important lesson.
"It definitely was a reminder that whatever I put in front of my recovery will be the first thing that I lose," he stated. "I think, for me, it's not a linear path. It's the one disease that tells you, 'You don't have a disease.'"
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