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Mac Miller Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

Mac Miller Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

Who is Mac Miller? The numbers are staggering for the young rapper from Pittsburgh: 180 million views on YouTube, 1.4 million friends on Facebook, 1 million-plus on Twitter, not to mention sold-out shows the world over filled with screaming teens. And yet, the kid with the "Donald Trump" single is only now poised to release an album ("Blue Slide Park," Nov. 8). Get to know Mac a whole lot better in the new issue of Billboard (out Friday), but in the meantime we thought you'd like to examine the trippy cover.

-- We have a chat with Latin superstar Shakira.
-- Laura Pausini returns home with a new album and world tour.
-- A look at the ever-evolving relationship between music and video games.
-- All your favorite charts in one handy place, plus reviews and tour news.

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