After Mac passed away on Friday, his streaming rose to 32.5 million from 3.04 million the day prior. “Self Care,” “Donald Trump,” “Best Day Ever,” “Hurt Feelings,” and “Weekend” were the top five tracks people listened to. In comparison, following XXXTentacion’s death this summer, the rapper’s streams rose by 549 percent. Miller’s massive increase illustrates how influential and loved he is, and how through his music, fans are likely still coping with that loss.
The streaming numbers are expected to affect next week’s Billboard charts. During his life, all of Mac Miller’s full-length albums made it into the top 10 on the Billboard 200. His most recent album, Swimming, made its way to No. 1 on the Apple Music albums chart over the weekend.
Miller was only 26, and his death continues to hang over the music industry in the week that follows. J. Cole, Drake, Elton John, Childish Gambino, and others have also dedicated shows to the late Pittsburgh rapper, known by so many as one of the kindest in the industry.
Ariana Grande and the rapper’s mother Karen Meyes also posted tributes to him over the weekend. Meyers’ shared a photo of her and her son at a Pittsburgh Pirates game captioned with only the broken-heart emoji.
On Sept. 11, independent Pittsburgh label Nightfall Records is hosting a vigil at the rapper’s favorite childhood park. Frick Park’s Blue Slide was the inspiration behind Mac’s debut album Blue Slide Park.