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Mac Miller’s History on Billboard’s Charts: From ‘Knock Knock’ to ‘Dang!’ & More

As the world mourns the death of hip-hop artist Mac Miller, who died Friday (Sept. 7) at the age of 26, Billboard looks back at the chart career of the acclaimed rapper.

As the world mourns the death of hip-hop artist Mac Miller, who died Friday (Sept. 7) at the age of 26, Billboard looks back at the chart career of the acclaimed rapper.

News of Miller’s death spread on Friday afternoon after TMZ broke the news. Billboard has since confirmed the initial report.


Miller scored eight entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in his lifetime, one of which reached the top 10: Ariana Grande’s “The Way,” featuring Miller, reached No. 9 on June 22, 2013. His most recent Hot 100 entry, “100 Grandkids,” debuted and peaked at No. 100 on Aug. 29, 2015.

Here’s a look back at Miller’s eight Hot 100 hits, sorted chronologically by debut date:

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
“Donald Trump,” No. 75, Jan. 7, 2012
“Frick Park Market,” No. 60, Sept. 3, 2011
“Party on Fifth Ave.,” No. 64, Nov. 19, 2011
“Smile Back,” No. 55, Nov. 26, 2011
“Knock Knock,” No. 88, Jan. 7, 2012
“Loud,” No. 53, May 5, 2012
“The Way” (Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller), No. 9, June 22, 2013
“100 Grandkids,” No. 100, Aug. 29, 2015

Miller first appeared on Billboard’s charts in March 2011, when “Knock Knock” debuted on the Rap Digital Song Sales and R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales charts. The track would enter the Hot 100 chart 10 months later, peaking at No. 88 the following January.

He also earned six entries on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Here they are, listed chronologically:

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
“S.D.S.,” No. 41, May 11, 2013
“Goosebumpz,” No. 43, June 15, 2013
“Watching Movies,” No. 33, July 6, 2013
“100 Grandkids,” No. 28, Aug. 29, 2015
“Weekend,” feat. Miguel, No. 46, Feb. 6, 2016
“Dang!,” feat. Anderson .Paak, No. 45, Oct. 8, 2016

Miller’s catalog of songs have logged over 2 billion total on-demand U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music, and sold 7 million digital downloads.

Miller released five studio albums in his lifetime, all of which reached the top five of the Billboard 200. His debut LP Blue Slide Park spent a week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts (both dated Nov. 26, 2011). His sophomore effort Watching Movies With the Sound Off peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (July 6, 2013); his third set GO:OD AM reached No. 4 (Oct. 10, 2015); his fourth, The Divine Feminine, reached No. 2 (Oct. 8, 2016); and his fifth, Swimming, hit No. 3 just three weeks ago (on the chart dated Aug. 18).

To date, his albums have earned 3 million total equivalent album units and sold 1.1 million copies.

On the most recent charts (dated Sept. 8), Miller’s Swimming stands at No. 50 on the Billboard 200 (after debuting at No. 3) and at No. 26 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (after also debuting at No. 3). The album’s lead track, “Come Back to Earth,” spent a week at No. 17 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, earning Miller his first entry on the ranking.