Machine Gun Kelly is a Grammy-nominated artist who is an atomic force in music, entertainment, film and fashion. In 2020, the Cleveland, Ohio native eclipsed genre expectations releasing a Rock/Pop Punk album, the widely acclaimed Tickets to My Downfall. The platinum album topped the Billboard 200 and became his first No. 1 effort. Tickets to My Downfall landed 18 tracks on the Hot Rock Songs chart and spawned two No. 1 songs on the alternative side with “bloody valentine” and “my ex’s best friend,” which both went platinum. In 2022 he followed with Mainstream Sellout, his second album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 cementing his status as a chart-topping artist. The album is nominated for a 2023 Grammy Award for “Best Rock Album” and was supported with a sold-out stadium and arena North American and Europe tour. The US leg ended in his hometown of Cleveland at the FirstEnergy Stadium playing to 50,000 fans, making him the first and only Ohio native to sell out the stadium. As of 2022, MGK has had a record 45 entries on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, the most among any solo artist.
For his contributions to music, he was named as one of 2022’s Time 100 Next, a list honoring the emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of leadership. The genre-bending icon has amassed numerous awards over his career including “US Artist About to Go Global” at the 2012 MTV EMA’s, MTV’s 2012 “Breaking Woodie” Award, 2013 “Woodie of the Year” beating out A$AP Rocky, Fun, Grimes and Kendrick Lamar, “Favorite Rock Artist” for the 2021 and 2022 AMAs, “Top Rock Album” and “Top Rock Artist” for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, 2020 and 2021 MTV VMA’s for “Best Alternative Video”, a 2021 iHeart Radio Award for “Alternative Rock Album of the Year” and 2022’s “Alternative Artist of the Year.” He’s appeared on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE VOICE, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, ELLEN, THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW, BET’s 106 AND PARK, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE NICKELODEON KIDS CHOICE AWARDS and several other programs and award shows.