Macklemore’s first solo effort in 12 years, album Gemini, was released in September 2017. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the charts for Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop and Independent Albums. The album follows two releases with producer Ryan Lewis: the multiple Grammy award winning albums The Heist and the 2016 release This Unruly Mess I’ve Made (featuring the Platinum-certified single Downtown). GEMINI includes Platinum-certified singles Glorious (featuring Skylar Grey), Good Old Days (featuring Kesha), and the Gold-certified Marmalade (featuring Lil Yachty).
Collectively Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed more than three billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single. In the past year, the Seattle rapper appeared on NBC’s hit show Songland, and was featured on the smash record from Martin Garrix Summer Days. This past December, Macklemore released a new holiday song It’s Christmas Time, performed on Ellen, and he recently became the newest owner of the Seattle Sounders (MLS).