Mac Miller painfully passed barely a month after dropping his Swimming album.
Fans were immediately left reeling from the loss, and proceeded to rally around the man’s vast musical repertoire. As a result, Mac’s streaming numbers experienced a 970% increase, according to a report from Billboard, who cite Neilsen Music as a source.
On September 7th (the day of his death) Mac’s music went from 3.04 million to 32.5 million.
Singles “Self Care,” “Donald Trump,” “Hurt Feelings,” “Best Day Ever,” and the Miguel assisted “Weekend” rounded out the top five.
It’s not uncommon for a rapper’s music to skyrocket posthumously, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see his name popping up on next week’s Billboard charts.
While some might examine the streaming boost through a cynical lens, the united crowd remains a testament to Mac’s artistic prowess.
Although, the cause of his death is yet to be ascertained.
However, fans are determined to immortalize him and his work.
Sadly, Swimming is the last body of work fans will ever get from Mac.