Miller went to a regular high school in Pittsburgh, but spent most of his time from the age of 15 dedicating himself to rapping and hip-hop. He claims that he was “a normal teenager” before then – going to parties, doing homework, watching sports games. After the age of 15, he treated hip-hop like a job, and focused on launching his singing career.
Mac Miller’s first album sold more than 350,000 copies, and went as high as number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Miller was the first man to have an independently distributed first album reach the top of the charts since “Tha Dogg Pound” in 1995. While his second album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, was better received by critics, it did not rack up similar sales numbers.