New single “Marmalade” (featuring Lil Yachty) was released on Wednesday, July 26th. The song follows the exceptional success of first single “Glorious” (featuring Skylar Grey) whose viral video starring Macklemore’s 100 year old grandmother garnered over 30 million views in just a month. The track is on Top 40 radio and Billboard’s Hot 100.
Both singles are off Macklemore’s forthcoming album – this marks his first solo project in 12 years, following two releases with producer Ryan Lewis: the multiple-GRAMMY award winning album ‘The Heist’ and 2016 release ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ (featuring Platinum-certified single “Downtown”). Collectively Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed over 2 billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single. Macklemore’s previous solo releases include “The Language of My World” and the mixtapes “Open Your Eyes” and “The Unplanned Mixtape”
In the past year, the Seattle rapper released two solo songs ‘Wednesday Morning’ and ‘Drug Dealer,’ performed on Ellen and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, was featured in an MTV special with President Obama about the opioid epidemic in America and was the first US citizen ever to participate in the Presidential Weekly Address.