Benjamin Hammond Haggerty (born June 19, 1983, known by his stage name Macklemore, and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He has collaborated with producer Ryan Lewis, who wrote "Praying" with Kesha, as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Since 2000, he has independently released one mixtape, three EPs, and four albums.
Macklemore and Lewis' single "Thrift Shop" reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 2013. The song was soon dubbed by Billboard as the first song since 1994 to top the Hot 10 chart without the support of a major record label.
Macklemore collaborated with Kesha on their song "Good Old Days" for his second studio album, Gemini. It was released on October 9, 2017 as the second single from the album and peaked at #48 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2018, they co-headlined a tour titled The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore.
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