Mac Miller, also known as Malcolm James McCormick, was an American rapper, singer, and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began his music career in 2007 with the release of his debut mixtape, "But My Mackin' Ain't Easy." Over the course of his career, Miller released five studio albums, one live album, two extended plays, one compilation album, thirteen mixtapes, forty-four singles (including nineteen as a featured artist), and forty-two music videos.
Miller's debut studio album, "Blue Slide Park," was released in 2011 and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His follow-up album, "Watching Movies with the Sound Off," was released in 2013 and featured collaborations with artists such as Tyler, The Creator and Pharrell Williams. In 2014, Miller released "GO: OD AM," which featured the hit single "Weekend" featuring Miguel. In 2016, Miller released "The Divine Feminine," which featured guest appearances from artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Ariana Grande. Miller's final album, "Swimming," was released in 2018.
Miller was known for his smooth and melodic rapping style, as well as his introspective lyrics that often dealt with themes of depression, drug use, and relationships. He was also known for his ability to produce and play multiple instruments, including the guitar, piano, and drums.
Miller had a number of high-profile relationships throughout his life. He began dating singer Ariana Grande in 2016, but the couple broke up in 2018. Miller was also romantically linked to actress Nomi Leasure and singer Njomza.
Miller's personal life was often the subject of media attention, particularly his struggles with addiction and substance abuse. In 2011, he was arrested for DUI and hit and run. In 2014, he was arrested again for DUI and possession of marijuana. In 2018, Miller was found dead in his Studio City, California home due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
Miller's death was met with an outpouring of grief and condolences from fans, fellow musicians, and friends. In the wake of his death, many of his songs, such as "Self Care" and "Come Back to Earth," took on new meaning for fans who saw them as Miller's way of addressing his struggles with addiction and mental health.
Miller's legacy continues to live on through his music, which continues to be celebrated and remembered by fans and fellow musicians. He was widely regarded as one of the most talented and influential artists of his generation, and his death was a tragic loss to the music community.