Late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has achieved his first ever Platinum certified album as his 2018 effort Swimming which was also his last released album before passing has sold over 1 Million units in U.S. and certified Platinum in country.
Mac’s posthumous album Circles that was released an year ago has been certified Gold for selling 500K units in U.S. Before this Mac also earned double Platinum certification for his song Self Care which remains his career’s highest certified song.
Jon Brion ,musician who worked with Mac on Swimming and help completed Circles after the rapper’s untimely passing revealed in an interview that Mac Miller aimed both album as part of a trilogy
“He had this whole aquatic theme that came out of something we’d talked about when he was working on “Swimming.” I’d noticed he mentioned water a few times in the lyrics, and then that grew into all these discussions about water and what it sounds like that became kind of a running joke. There were supposed to be three albums: the first, “Swimming,” was sort of the hybridization of going between hip-hop and song form. The second, which he’d already decided would be called “Circles,” would be song-based. And I believe the third one would have been just a pure hip-hop record. I think he wanted to tell people, “I still love this, I still do this.”