Name: Macklemore
Birth Name: 
Ben Haggerty
Birth Date: 
June 19, 1983
Birth Place: 
Seattle, Washington
Relationship Status: 
Engaged to Tricia Davis
Celebrity Ranking # 740

2015 MTV European Music Awards: The Show, The Winners

Posted Monday October 26, 2015 8:18 AM GMT

Showing some love to music fans across the pond, MTV held its 2015 EMAs in Milan, Italy on Sunday night (October 25).


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Drop “Growing Up” Single: Listen Here!

Posted Wednesday August 5, 2015 12:10 PM GMT

It’s been an exciting few months for rapper Macklemore, as he’s become a father to a baby girl and now there’s a brand new single called “Growing Up.”

The “Can’t Hold Us” hitmaker and his partner Ryan Lewis just released the track, and Macklemore posted a message to fans via Twitter.


Macklemore Comes Clean: I Relapsed On Marijuana and Sleeping Pills

Posted Tuesday July 28, 2015 12:24 PM GMT

Life as a massive pop music star is full of challenges, and Macklemore told Complex magazine that he fell prey to addiction last year, reviving his use of sleeping prescription drugs and marijuana.

The “Thrift Shop” rapper explained, “I held it together for a while. But, eventually, I stopped going to my 12-step meetings. I was burnt out. I was super-stressed. We weren’t sleeping – doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country.”


Stork Alert: Macklemore & Tricia Davis Are Expecting!

Posted Monday January 5, 2015 10:43 AM GMT

He’s known for making platinum-selling pop songs and now Macklemore is getting into the babymaking business. The “Can’t Hold Us” rapper (real name Ben Haggerty) and his fiancée Tricia Davis announced that they’re pregnant in a Twitter post on Saturday (January 3).

Macklemore wrote, “Today the media speculated about some big news in our life, so we decided to share it with you ourselves… Love Ben & Tricia.”


Macklemore Repents for Anti-Semitic Getup

Posted Tuesday May 20, 2014 10:25 AM GMT

On Friday night (May 16) Macklemore wore a strange costume to his concert in Seattle, and some of his fans took offense as it appeared to them to be making fun of Jewish culture.

The “Thrift Shop” rapper issued an apology for his attire on Monday (May 19), explaining that he’s not anti-Semitic and never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings.


Ryan Lewis Reveals his Mother is HIV Positive

Posted Wednesday April 23, 2014 2:08 PM GMT

Speaking up for a cause close to his heart, Ryan Lewis announced that his mother, Julie Lewis, has been HIV positive for 30 years.

The singer spoke about the situation, which came about when Ms. Lewis gave birth to her daughter and needed a blood transfusion, as part of an announcement for an organization to advocate for affordable medical care.


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Front Status May 2014

Posted Wednesday April 9, 2014 5:18 PM GMT

Taking time away from the recording studio, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis cover the May 2014 issue of Status magazine.

During his interview with the publication, the Seattle native chatted about everything from creating his stage name to his friendship with Ryan.


Justin Timberlake, Lorde & Katy Perry Score Big As 2014 Billboard Music Awards Announces Nominees

Posted Wednesday April 9, 2014 8:50 AM GMT

With a little over a month until the big night, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards just unveiled the illustrious list of hopefuls.