Mac Miller has debuted three tracks from his most recent album, Swimming, on the Billboard Hot 100 including “Self Care” following his untimely passing on September 7th.
Three songs from Mac Miller’s most recent album, Swimming have debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. The rapper’s lead single from the project, “Self Care” has charted in the top 40 at no. 33. “Self Care” is now his highest charting single as a solo artist. Mac previously charted at number 9 on the Hot 100 as a featured artist on Ariana Grande’s “The Way.” “Self Care” garnered 18.4M streams in the U.S. during the past week, in addition to selling 8,000 downloads by the week ending on September 13th.
“Hurt Feelings” and “Come Back To Earth” also debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Hurt Feelings” reached no. 70 while “Come Back To Earth” debuted at 91.
Seven Mac Miller’s projects also returned back to the Billboard 200 this week, as predicted. His latest album, Swimming returned back to the top 10 as it charted at number 6 this week, selling 67K equivalent album units. His two mixtapes, Macadelic and Best Day Ever, debuted at no. 26 and no. 106, respectively.
In addition, Mac Miller’s other four studio albums made their way within the top 100 the Billboard 200 charts. GO:OD AM is the third highest charting album his on the chart, landing at no. 32. His studio debut album, Blue Slide Park reached no. 49, The Divine Feminine charted at no. 50 and his sophomore, Watching Movies With The Sound Off reached no. 59.
Mac Miller’s expected to have seven his album project make their way onto the Billboard 200 following his death, according to Billboard’s industry forecasters. The rapper’s music has seen a major surge in streaming since his death last Friday. His latest body work, Swimming is predicted to re-enter the top five on the Billboard 200. The album debuted at number three upon its release. Swimming marked Mac Miller’s fifth project to hit the top 10.
Aside from Swimming, some his earlier work is expected to make its way onto the chart. Mac Miller’s 2011 mixtape, Best Day Ever is predicted to make its Billboard 200 chart debut within the top 30. His project is expected to move 15K equivalent album units by the end the week. Mac Miller’s albums, Blue Slide Park, The Divine Feminine and GO:OD AM, will possibly make its way to the top 40 on the charts. Additionally, Mac Miller’s sophomore release Watching Movies With The Sound Off, is expected to make its way into the top 50 with perhaps 8K to 10K units moved within the past week. Macadelic is also predicted to find its way back on the charts.
Folllowing Mac’s death, it was reported that his streaming numbers made a significant increase 970 per cent. On the day his death (Sept. 7th), the rapper’s streaming numbers went up from 3.04M to 32.5M.
Since making a name for himself as a hip-hop up-and-comer in the late 2000s, Mac Miller has remained dedicated to developing and evolving his sound. Playfully challenging Drake’s self-given title the “best Jew in the rap game,” Miller has kept his nose to the ground to genuinely earn the respect necessary to spit in the same league as the Young Money artist, or really, anyone else for that matter. He first burst onto the scene as a 14-year-old rapper who went by the name “EZ Mac,” at the time, a raw and unpolished talent with loads potential. Far removed from his days dropping cringe-worthy catchphrases like “Easy Mac with the cheesy raps!,” Miller has fulfilled his potential, with a sound evolution that is evident throughout his five studio albums.
While there’s no denying the positive career trajectory the Pittsburgh-bred rapper from his early days in the mainstream and beyond, Miller’s first studio album, Blue Slide Park was an impressive commercial success regardless where it ranks in his discography. After BSP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 by selling 144,000 individual copies in the first week its release, it became clear that Miller deserved his spot as one 11 rapper’s featured in XXL magazine’s Freshman Class 2011.
By morphing his aesthetic from that a frat-boy-backpack-rapper on Blue Slide Park to a more mature, introspective adult (as it were) on Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Miller has made it very clear that he is done with focusing on or chasing down Top 40-charting pop-rap hits. Now confident enough in his own ability to wax lyrical about his recent heartbreak and ill-guided attempts to numb the pain on Swimming, Miller’s varied discography fer’s a clear, timestamped window into the rapper’s life with each subsequent release.
From GO:OD AM to The Divine Feminine, here is our ranking Miller’s studio albums. Let us know what your ranking looks like in the comment section.