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Mac Miller’s Final Album, ‘Swimming,’ Goes Double-Platinum

Mac Miller’s Final Album, ‘Swimming,’ Goes Double-Platinum
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Mac Miller’s closing album, Swimming, launched shortly earlier than his loss of life, has been licensed double-platinum by the RIAA, commemorating two million models bought as a testomony to the artist’s longevity.

Although Mac Miller handed in 2018, his legacy abounds, as evidenced by his closing studio album turning into licensed double-platinum by the RIAA final week, serving as a testomony to the artist’s endurance. On Wednesday, June 7, the RIAA licensed the album double-platinum, having been licensed platinum for the primary time two years prior in February 2021.

“Self Care” from that album has additionally been licensed 5x platinum, one other milestone for Mac Miller, whose highest-certified track prior was the 4x platinum Miguel collaboration “Weekend” from GO:OD AM. Blue Slide Park (2011), Watching Motion pictures With the Sound Off (2013), 

GO:OD AM (2015) and his posthumous Circles (2020) are all licensed gold.

Initially launched in August 2018, solely a month earlier than Mac Miller handed away from an unintentional drug overdose, Swimming is commonly thought-about his most vital work. It was nominated for Greatest Rap Album on the 61st Annual Grammy Awards the yr after its launch.

Jon Brion, who labored with Miller on Swimming, was requested by Mac’s property to assist end the album he had been engaged on on the time of his passing. That album, 2020’s Circles, was launched to important acclaim.

New music from the late rapper is at all times doable, as Mac Miller left sufficient materials in his vault for one more lifetime. Rapper and producer Madlib featured Mac on his Liberation 2 album with Talib Kweli and revealed earlier this yr that he’s including the ending touches to his long-long Maclib mission.

“Proper now, I’m ending up the Mac Miller album,” Madlib mentioned throughout a current interview, confirming that it’s the identical mission reported years in the past and that the late rapper’s property has lastly given him the inexperienced gentle to launch it.

 

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