Macklemore

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Birthday
19, 1983
Birthplace
Seattle, WA
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1983 (age 34)
Birthplace
Seattle, WA

About

Born Ben Haggerty, he vaulted to fame after releasing "Thrift Shop," which hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard chart in 2013. He notably won Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards for his work on the 2012 album The Heist.

Before Fame

He began rapping when he was 14 and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree at Evergreen State College.

Trivia

His debut album, The Heist, immediately shot to #1 on the iTunes charts and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts.

Family Life

He became engaged to his long term partner Tricia Davis in 2013 and the two married in 2015. He has a daughter named Sloane.

Associated With

He cited Nas and East Coast underground hip-hop as his major musical influences.

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