Benjamin Hammond Haggerty (born June 19, 1983), known by his stage name Macklemore (formerly Professor Macklemore), is an American rapper and musician from Seattle, Washington. He has teamed up with producer Ryan Lewis as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Since 2000, he has autonomously discharged one mixtape, three EPs, and four collections.

Macklemore and Lewis’ single “Thrift Shop” achieved number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 2013. The single was before long named by Billboard as the primary melody since 1994 to top the Hot 100 graph without the help of a noteworthy record mark, in spite of the fact that Macklemore, in a somewhat unusual recording contract, pays an ostensible level of offers to use Warner Bros. Records’ radio advancement division to push his singles.


Their second single, “Can’t Hold Us”, additionally crested at number one on the Hot 100 outline, making Macklemore and Lewis the main team in the graph’s history to have their initial two singles both achieve the pinnacle position.[8] Macklemore and Lewis discharged their introduction studio album The Heist on October 9, 2012, which diagrammed at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

The pair won four Grammy Awards at the 2014 function, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”). Their second album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, was discharged on February 26, 2016. In June 2017, Macklemore discharged “Magnificent”, a solitary featuring Skylar Gray. This denoted his arrival to the music business, just as his first real single delivered without Lewis since his standard leap forward. His second solo studio album, Gemini, was discharged on September 22, 2017.

Early life and impacts

Ben Haggerty was destined to Bill Haggerty and Julie Schott. He is one of two young men and was raised with his sibling Tim in Seattle, Washington. He has Irish heritage. Haggerty was six years of age when hip hop first came into his life by way of Digital Underground. According to a YouTube interview, he tuned in to “parental warning” music from the radio when he was an underage youth.

Haggerty was 15 when he begun to compose lyrics. When he began to sing, Haggerty tuned in to “a great deal of East Coast underground hip jump”, with Hieroglyphics, Freestyle Fellowship, Aceyalone, Living Legends, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Nas, and Talib Kweli being huge effects on him.

Interested in achieving a more youthful age through his music, he was a piece of a program concentrating on instruction and social character called “Entryways for Incarcerated Youth” where he encouraged music workshops. Haggerty attended Garfield High School and Nathan Hale High School. At Hale, he built up the stage name “Teacher Macklemore” for a workmanship venture including a made-up superhero, and at Garfield, he began a hip-jump bunch called Elevated Elements with different understudies. Raised Elements discharged a collection titled Progress in 2000. Haggerty at that point proceeded to win a four year certification from The Evergreen State Collegein 2009.


2000– 2008: The Language of My World

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Sasquatch! Music Festival(2011)

In 2000, Haggerty recorded a mixtape titled Open Your Eyes under the name Professor Macklemore, which he circulated himself and discharged on October 21, 2000. Haggerty dropped “Educator” from his name and started taking a shot at his first official full-length collection, called The Language of My World. The collection was discharged on January 1, 2005, with its lead single, “Love Song”, being declared that day. “Love Song” highlighted artist Evan Roman, delivered by Budo, who might later proceed to create a few additional tracks for Macklemore.


In 2006, Haggerty initially met his future collaborator Ryan Lewis. Lewis, who might proceed to discharge two collections with Haggerty as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, put in a couple of years taking a shot at Macklemore’s advancement as a picture taker. The two artists would before long turned out to be great companions yet would not formalize their community oriented endeavors until 2009. In the interim, Macklemore kept occupied as a performance craftsman, showing up on The Physics’ tune “Great” in 2009,as well as performing at the Seattle real expressions and music festival Bumbershoot in 2008, 2009, and 2001.

Macklemore’s second mixtape, The Unplanned Mixtape, was discharged on September 7, 2009. It would later come to No. 7 on the iTunes Hip Hop graph. The mixtape was joined by the singles “The Town” “And We Danced,” the last of which highlighted artist Ziggy Stardust. “The Town” was later remixed by Sabzi of the Blue Scholars.

2009– 2017: Career with Ryan Lewis

In 2009, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis formalized the cooperation as a duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. They discharged the EP The VS. EP. They additionally discharged “Irish Celebration” in December 2009 fully expecting the discharge of The Vs. EP. In March 2010, the pair discharged “Remain At Home Dad”, a track that didn’t exactly make Vs.

In October 2010, they made the VS. Redux EP. Macklemore utilized his involvement with substance maltreatment to make the mixtape’s melody “Otherside”, which tests the Red Hot Chili Peppers song of the same title. On April 8, 2011, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis played out the tune at the 2011 Mariners Opening Day before a sold-out horde of about 48,000 attendees.

“Wings” was discharged on January 21, 2011, trailed by “Can’t Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton on August 16, 2011. In February 2011, Macklemore and maker Ryan Lewis commenced a multi-city visit in Seattle, Washington, which included three sold-out shows at Showbox at the Market, a Seattle music venue. That same year, the rapper showed up at numerous U.S. music celebrations, including Bumbershoot, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Rock the Bells, SoundSet, Sasquatch, and Bonnaroo.

Macklemore performing at The Heist Tour, in 2012

Their album The Heist was discharged in October 2012 and appeared on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 2 of the week dated October 27, 2012, selling more than 78,000 duplicates. “Same Love” was discharged on July 18, 2012 and after “White Walls”. In January 2013, Music Choice featured Macklemore in the shiny new arrangement “Prepared”, which centers around rising craftsmen. In May 2013, Haggerty was highlighted on Clinton Sparks’ single “Dash for unheard of wealth”, along with 2 Chainz and D.A.

The Heist World Tour started in August 2012 to promote The Heist. In January 2015, Macklemore declared by means of Twitter that his third studio collection would be discharged at some point in the second 50% of that year. Despite this, the collection was not discharged until February 26, 2016. On August 5, 2015, Macklemore discharged a tune for nothing download titled “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song),” which features Ed Sheeran.

On August 27, 2015, he discharged another melody called “Downtown” which features Foxy Shazam vocalist Eric Nally, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, and Grandmaster Caz, which he performed at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30.

On his first visit in two years, An Evening with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Macklemore declared that his new collection was done and prepared for discharge.

On January 15, 2016, Macklemore discharged a secret video on his YouTube channel uncovering the name of his third studio album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, and reporting that it was planned to be discharged on February 26, 2016. On January 22, 2016, the pair discharged “White Privilege II”, the second single on This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.

On February 26, 2016, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis discharged the album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. Also in 2016, Macklemore discharged two solo singles, “Street pharmacist” and “Wednesday Morning”. “Drug Dealer” highlights Macklemore rapping about his past addictions and is highlighted in a narrative that incorporates clasps of Macklemore examining drug maltreatment with President Barack Obama. “Wednesday Morning” was discharged after the 2016 US Election and highlights Macklemore rapping about the political eventual fate of the nation. The tracks were created by Budo. On June 15, 2017, Macklemore reported by means of his authority Instagram that the team were on hiatus.

2017– present: Gemini

On June 15, 2017, Macklemore discharged “Sublime”, highlighting American singer Skylar Gray, as the lead single from Macklemore’s second solo studio album Gemini. On July 26, 2017, Macklemore discharged “Preserves”, including American rapper Lil Yachty, as the second single from Macklemore’s up and coming collection. “Past times worth remembering”, a joint effort with Kesha, was discharged as a solitary on October 9, 2017. Macklemore released Gemini on September 22. The collection was created by long-lasting teammate Budo.

On October 1, Macklemore performed “Same Love” in a set at the opening of the Grand Final of the National Rugby League in Sydney, Australia — something that was considered by some to be disputable amidst a national study on same sex marriage.Macklemore expressed that it was a standout amongst his best exhibitions because of the conditions and said thanks to the fans in Sydney for the gathering that he got all through.

On December 11, 2017, Macklemore declared an up and coming co-featuring visit with Kesha titled The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore. This is Macklemore’s fifth featuring visit, advancing his album Gemini and Kesha’s 6th featuring visit, advancing her third solo album Rainbow (2017) The visit started in Phoenix on June 6, 2018, and closed in Tampa on August 5, 2018.