Macklemore

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Macklemore
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Macklemore performing in Toronto during The Heist Tour on November 28, 2012
Background information
Birth nameBen Haggerty
Also known asProfessor Macklemore
Born (1983-06-19) June 19, 1983 (age 35)
OriginSeattle, Washington, United States
Genres
OccupationsRapper, singer-songwriter musician
Years active1999–present
LabelsMacklemore
Associated actsRyan Lewis, Scientific Shaman, Blue Scholars, Debaser, Wanz, Eighty4 Fly
WebsiteOfficial website

Ben Haggerty (born June 19, 1983 in Seattle, Washington), known by his stage name Macklemore, is an American rapper, musician, and singer-songwriter.

The music video for his song "Thrift Shop" has been viewed more than 1 billion times on YouTube. It also reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] He said he was influenced by Freestyle Fellowship, Aceyalone, Living Legends, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Talib Kweli during his earlier years.[2]

Macklemore is in support of gay rights, including same-sex marriage, and sang about it in the song "Same Love" which he also sings against homophobia in mass media, hip hop, and society.[3]

Macklemore was nominated for seven Grammy Awards at the 2014 Grammys.[4] Macklemore and Lewis won Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance ("Thrift Shop").[5]

Early life[change | change source]

He was taught at Garfield High School and then Nathen Hale High School. His parents are namend Bill Haggerty and Julie Haggerty. He has one brother named Tim Haggerty. Tim Haggerty sings on few of Macklemore's songs like: "And We Danced" and "American".

Career[change | change source]

In 2005 Macklemore released his first album, The Language of My World. In 2006 he met Ryan Lewis. They released an album together, The Heist. On January 26, 2014, Macklemore performed "Same Love" at the Grammy Awards.

Personal life[change | change source]

Macklemore became engaged to Tricia Davis on January 21, 2013.[6]

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hot 100: 1-10 (Biggest Jump) Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  2. "Youtube - Macklemore talks Otherside, Lil Wayne, Substance Abuse, Seattle Hip Hop, and more". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  3. "Macklemore's Gay Anthem". Studio360. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  4. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5819883/grammy-awards-2014-full-nominations-list-complete-nominees
  5. http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/26/3894187/could-rap-have-big-night-at-grammys.html
  6. http://instagram.com/p/UxU9qBwKy4/

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