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Mac Miller: tour bus to the stage

Published 3:17 PM ET, Fri September 28, 2012
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This summer Rostrum Records recording artist, Mac Miller, joined Wiz Khalifa for the Under the Influence of Music tour. The tour kicked off in Atlanta. John Nowak/CNN
Miller's debut album "Blue Slide Park" landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the first independent release to accomplish the feat since Tha Dogg Pound's "Dogg Food" in 1995. The album sold 144,000 copies in the first week. John Nowak/CNN
Miller's music video's have amassed over 370 million views on YouTube. John Nowak/CNN
Miller's presence is also felt on social media where on Twitter he has 2.9 million followers and counting. John Nowak/CNN
Miller tells CNN he'd like to be as big as the Beatles. "When its all said and done I want people to be like Mac Miller's music changed the world," he says. John Nowak/CNN
At just 20-years-old, Miller was No. 19 on Forbes Cash Kings 2012 list of hip-hop's top earners. Miller made $6.5 million from May 2011 to May 2012. John Nowak/CNN
Miller's known for hits "Donald Trump," "Missed Calls" and "Loud."
Miller is currently traveling the country on tour to promote his latest mixtape, "Macadelic." John Nowak/CNN
Miller has been working with Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams on an EP titled, "Pink Slime." John Nowak/CNN
"I don't really look at what he does like I've got to do something like it or take what he does and use it to my advantage. I have my own path, he has his own path," Miller tells CNN about his relationship with labelmate and friend, Wiz Khalifa. John Nowak/CNN
After hearing "Donald Trump," The Donald declared Miller, "the new Eminem." Miller's response: "I'm white and successful so I'm Eminem. Everyone always compares you to someone," he tells CNN. John Nowak/CNN
Miller played 200 shows in 2011 alone. Miller's fans buy tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise per show. John Nowak/CNN
Miller's tattoos include dedications to The Beatles, OutKast, A Tribe Called Quest and Albert Einstein. John Nowak/CNN
On his future Miller told CNN, "By the time I'm 60 I'm going to be living in Monaco or something. I'm going to disappear and be an old jazz singer working at the club." John Nowak/CNN