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Richard Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), who goes by stage name Machine Gun Kelly (abbreviated as MGK), is an American rapper and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. His stage name inspired from criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barners.

Life & Career

Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) get his first exposure through the show "Sucker Free Freestyle" that aired on MTV2. Then, MGK debut his mixtape "100 Words and Running" in 2010. In the same year, he made his debut with the single "Alice In Wonderland" which it music video won an award from Ohio Hip Hop Award. In 2015, MGK released his second album "General Admission" and debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. His breaktrough in rap career is with the song "Bad Things" where Camilla Cabello featuring in it. "Bad Things" become the title song for his album "bloom" which released in 2016. In 2018, MGK got into feud with rapper Eminem and released "Rap Devil" as the response for Eminem's diss track. Not only become a rapper, MGK also working as an actor. He made his film debut with the movie "Beyond the Lights" which released in 2014. In 2018, he becomes the supporting actor for Netflix movie "Bird Box".

Greatest Hits

Home (with Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha) - Home (with Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha) [From Bright: The Album]
Bad Things (with Camila Cabello) - bloom
At My Best (feat. Hailee Steinfeld) - bloom
Till I Die - General Admission


Best Live Performer - Ohio Hip Hop Awards - 2009
Best Mixtape Artist - Ohio Hip Hop Awards - 2011
Best Male Artist - Ohip Hip Hop Awards - 2011
Best National Artist - Ohio Hip Hop Awards - 2012
US Artist About to Go Global - MTV Europe Music Award - 2012
Breaking Woodie - MtvU Woodie Awards - 2012
Woodie of the Year - MtvU Woodie Awards - 2013
National Noise Maker - Ohio Hip Hop Awards - 2014
Best Collaboration - Radio Disney Music Awards - 2017

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