Grammy-winning Macklemore has created waves in the music industry recently for his release of “White Privilege II,” a song that calls out artists like Miley Cyrus, Elvis Presley and the frequently-atatcked Iggy Azalea for borrowing from African-American culture without giving it its proper credit.
Macklemore prides himself in being a voice of social justice for our generation, and for that reason he has generated a ton of buzz, whether it be from critics or supporters.
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Macklemore was able to make it big in 2012 after about a decade creating music after teaming up with producer Ryan Lewis, and was able to top the Billboard charts with the very first two singles the duo released: “Thrift Shop” & “Can’t Hold Us.”
The viral success of these two songs helped to generate a lot of anticipation for Macklemore’s first album, despite his newness to the scene, and The Heist charted at number two on Billboard’s Top 200.
From Macklemore’s first two singles, both pop-py, feel good hits that had a significant present in the party scene, it would be hard to predict that he would become such a significant influence in social justice. Yet, he has.
In 2013, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept the Grammys by winning a total of four awards: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song & Best Rap Album.
Macklemore’s The Heist beat out another critically-acclaimed hip-hop album- Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, and entered into one of his first controversies by posting his apology to the rapper via Instagram, seemingly seeking attention for his regret.
Regardless of the criticism, 2013 was a very good year for Macklemore and his partner Lewis. Because the two decided to operate independently of a major record label, they were able to keep MUCH more of their profits.
CelebrityNetWorth estimates in 2013 alone, the duo managed to earn about $10,000,000 from their album sales of The Heist thanks to being able to keep 70% of the profits as opposed to the mere 20% a record on a major label enjoys.
2014 was a quiet year for the duo, but in 2018, Macklemore came back in a big way with the single “Downtown,” featuring the help of Foxy Shazam vocalist Eric Nally, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, and Grandmaster Caz.
His third studio album will be released in February, titled “The Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” and it’s anticipated to be another hit and to lead to another successful tour.
Thanks to working independently and his massive and quick success, Macklemore is estimated to be worth $18,000,000- a significantly impressive amount for an artist with only two studio albums under his belt.