Mac Miller’s last album, Bathereleased shortly before his death, was certified double platinum by the RIAA, a tribute to two million copies sold as a testament to the artist’s longevity.
Although Mac Miller passed away in 2018, his legacy is still rich, as evidenced by the double platinum certification of his latest studio album RIAA last week, a testament to the artist’s staying power. On Wednesday, June 7, the RIAA certified the album double platinum, after having been certified platinum for the first time two years earlier, in February 2021.
“Self Care” from that album was also certified 5x platinum, another milestone for Mac Miller, whose highest certified song was previously Miguel’s 4x platinum collaboration “Weekend”. GO:OD AM. Blue slide park (2011), Watch movies without sound (2013),
GO:OD AM (2015) and his posthumous circles (2020) are all certified gold.
Originally published in August 2018, just a month before Mac Miller passed away from an accidental drug overdose, Bathe is often regarded as his most important work. It was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards a year after its release.
Jon Brion who worked with Miller Bathe, was asked by Mac’s estate to help complete the album he was working on at the time of his death. This album, 2020 circleswas published with great success.
New music from the late rapper is always a possibility as Mac Miller left enough material in his vault for another life. Rapper and producer Madlib introduced Mac on his album Liberation 2 album with Talib Kweli and announced earlier this year that he was putting the finishing touches on his long-long Maclib Project.
“Right now I’m finishing Mac Miller’s album,” Madlib said in a recent interview interviewconfirming that this is the same project that was reported on years ago, and that the late rapper’s estate has finally given it the green light for release.