Mac Miller’s Five Albums Land on Billboard 200 Chart After His Death
It's been nearly two weeks since Mac Miller tragically passed away after an apparent drug overdose at the age of 26, and in that time, fans have re-engaged with the late rapper's music in a major way. The latest sign of this can be found on the Billboard 200 albums chart, where all five of the late rapper's studio albums have secured a spot.
As previously reported, Miller's most recent album, Swimming, has re-entered the chart's top 10 after moving 67,000 equivalent album units for the week ending in Sept. 13. Sales for the LP increased by 634 percent in that time.
Miller's other LPs also saw sizable jumps in sales, with GO:OD AM (2015) landing at No. 32, Blue Slide Park (2011) securing the No. 49 slot and The Divine Feminine (2016) and Watching Movies With the Sound Off (2013) jumping to No.'s 50 and 59 respectively.
Additionally, two of Miller's mixtapes, 2011's Best Day Ever (No. 26) and 2012’s Macadelic (No. 106) also landed on the spot, bringing the total number of Miller projects on the Billboard 200 chart to seven.
This development falls directly in line with Billboard's previous report that sales for Swimming had increased by 970 percent.
Miller's tragic death is one that has reverberated throughout the music industry, as everyone from Drake to J. Cole have paid their respects to the rapper. Addressing his passing, Warner Bros. Records representatives expressed their own feelings about Miller's death.
"All of us at Warner Bros. Records are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of Mac Miller's untimely passing," reads the statement from the label. "Mac was a hugely gifted and inspiring artist, with a pioneering spirit and sense of humor that touched everyone he met. Mac's death is a devastating loss and cuts short a life of talent and huge potential, where the possibilities felt limitless. We join all of his fans across the globe in extending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends."
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