Macklemore - Thrift Shop

The US rapper has hit mainstream success after his single 'Thrift Shop' topped the Vodafone Big Top 40. His other hits include 'Can't Hold Us' and 'Same Love'.

Real name: Ben Haggerty
Born: June 19, 1983
Star sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, US
Hometown: Denton, Texas, US

Did you know?

  • He was previously known as Professor Macklemore.
  • He began releasing music independently, from as early as 2000.
  • He released a mixtape, three singles and two albums without major label support.
  • His music video "Thrift Shop" has been viewed more than 79 million times on YouTube.
  • Macklemore became engaged to his girlfriend of seven years, Tricia Davis, on January 21, 2013.