Seven Mac Miller albums return to the Billboard 200 chart
Mac Miller’s untimely passing struck fans and fellow artists hard, with many still offering their tributes to the late Pittsburgh emcee. But as listeners and musicians alike continue to mourn the unexpected loss of the 26-year-old rapper, it appears that the melancholia that followed Mac Miller’s passing is now giving way to a celebration of the producer’s life and his work, as fans relive some of their favorite Mac releases. Seven Mac Miller albums have now re-entered the Billboard 200 chart, as the Swimming producer’s streaming numbers spiked nearly 1000% in the wake of his death.
Mac Miller’s fifth and most recent studio album, Swimming, occupies the sixth spot on the chart, while 2015’s GO:OD AM sits at number 32, 2011’s Blue Slide Park gets cozy at 49, and 2016’s The Divine Feminine and 2013’s Watching Movies With the Sound Off register at 50 and 59, respectively. Mac’s 2011 and 2012 mixtapes, Best Day Ever and Macadelic, follow in the footsteps of the above productions to separately debut at 26 and 106. The young rapper’s living legacy is encapsulated in these projects, and now, with each of them retracing their way back to the chart, Mac Miller can live on — with the help of his beloved fans.