American rapper Macklemore has enjoyed mainstream success in the past few years, although he’s been creating music since the year 2000.
Who is Macklemore, how old is he, when is his birthday, how tall is he and where is he from?
Macklemore is the stage name of rapper Benjamin Hammond Haggerty. He was born on June 18, 1983 and is 35 years old. He stands at 1.79 metres tall.
The talented star was born in Seattle, Washington and has one brother. He began writing rap lyrics at the age of 15, and in high school he started a hip-hop group called Elevated Elements.
Why is Macklemore famous and what does he do?
Macklemore found his fame as a rapper. He’s a singer, songwriter and musician. He had a US billboard chart number 1 hit in 2013 with producer Ryan Lewis, called Thrift Shop. He’s signed to his own independent music label.
What is Macklemore’s net worth?
Website Celebrity Net Worth estimated his net worth, as of April 2017, was $18million.
How much does Macklemore earn?
Forbes gave Macklemore’s 2013 – 2014 joint earnings with collaborator Ryan Lewis as being $32million.
Who is the lead singer for Macklemore, what does the name mean?
Benjamin Hammond Haggerty is the rapper with the stage name Macklemore.
He came up with this name many years ago when he was still in high school, where he named a made-up superhero as Professor Macklemore for a project.
His first mixtape was released under the Professor Macklemore name, until he later dropped ‘Professor’.
Why were Macklemore and Ryan Lewis rumoured to be a couple?
After the release of his hit collaboration Same Love with Ryan Lewis, there was speculation Macklemore was gay.
The song focuses on gay and lesbian rights and the video features a same-sex couple.
The song was well received both commercially and with supporters of same-sex marriage. His relationship with Ryan Lewis is a professional collaboration.
Is Macklemore married, who is he married to, who has he dated?
Macklemore married Tricia Davis on June 27 2015, who he dated for around nine years prior to their marriage. They met on MySpace.
Davis, a former nurse, now manages his tours and merchandise, as well as being creatively involved in his videos. They have one child, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty, born May 29 2015.
He released a song featuring Ed Sheeran called Growing Up (Sloane’s Song). He and his wife announced in September 2017 they are expecting their second child.
Why did he go to rehab?
Macklemore began drinking at age 13, before moving on to smoking cannabis in high school. In his twenties he began using OxyContin, a narcotic opiate pain drug. He likened the drug to synthetic heroin.
The abuse of this drug was severely affecting his life and he checked into rehab at the age of 25. He suffered a relapse but was able to get clean again in 2014.
He famously met with Barack Obama in 2016 to discuss opioid abuse.
Does he write his own songs, who writes his songs?
The rapper writes his own material, sometimes co-writing with Ryan Lewis.
How many albums does the artist have?
He has two solo albums and two collaborative albums with Ryan Lewis
Where is he from?
The star is American. He comes from Seattle in Washington. He has described his heritage as ‘primarily Irish’.
What number one songs and albums has Macklemore released, when were they released?
His 2012 song Thrift Shop went to number 1 in the UK singles charts. None of his albums have reached the number 1 spot in the UK or his native US.
Other songs the talented music star has released include Can’t Hold Us, Good Old Days, Growing Up, Downtown, Wednesday Morning and Ain’t Gonna Die Tonight.
The four albums he’s released are: Gemini, The Language of My World, Love Not War and The Unplanned Mixtape.
What awards has he won?
He, along with Ryan Lewis, has been nominated for 64 awards and has won 21. In 2014, he won four Grammy Awards out of a possible seven. The awards were for Best Rap Album, Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song.
He won three MTV Video Music Awards in 2013, for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Cinematography for his Can’t Hold Us video. His Same Love video won the award for Best Video with a Social Message.