Machine Gun Kelly burst onto the music scene in 2012 with the release of his first album Lace Up via EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records. The album debuted at number two on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. He won “US Artist About to Go Global” at the 2012 MTV EMA’s and MTV’s 2012 “Breaking Woodie” Award. The following year he was awarded “Woodie of the Year” beating out A$AP Rocky, Fun, Grimes and Kendrick Lamar.
His 2015 sophomore album, General Admission, clinched a #1 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. He’s performed on THE VOICE, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, ELLEN, BET’s 106 AND PARK, THE NICKELODEON KIDS CHOICE AWARDS and several other awards shows. His songs have also appeared in soundtracks for the feature films BRIGHT, THE LAND, THE DIRT, and WHY HIM?.
Spotify released that MGK’s songs were streamed 457,000,000 times in 63 countries in 2018 and he ended the year as one of Google’s “Top 10 Searched Musicians.” His most recent album bloom went gold and sold over 6 million copies worldwide. The album track “Bad Things” featuring Camila Cabello was nominated for a 2017 Billboard Music Award and owned the Billboard 100 list for 16+ weeks in 2017 and amassed more than 245m+ streams with a radio audience of 145m, becoming RIAA certified platinum.
His fourth album Hotel Diablo is being released on July 5, 2019.