The sad reality that we'll never receive a brand new Mac Miller album remains a tough pill to swallow, especially for those who held the versatile musician in high regard. And while his team did an admirable job in providing an appropriate posthumous sendoff in Circles, an album largely recorded and written prior to his passing, it remains a bittersweet listening experience all the same. Still, many fans have rallied around the project, using it as a means to celebrate Mac's brilliant musical mind, creativity, and spirit.

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So much so that six months removed from its initial January release, Circles has held fast on the Billboard Top 200, currently climbing the ranks and occupying the twenty-second spot. The climb arrives following a 195% increase in sales, sending it skyrocketing up the charts from one-hundred-thirty-six to twenty-two -- a staggering jump of one-hundred-and-fourteen. It currently sits ahead of Megan Thee Stallion's Suga and just behind Harry Styles' Fine Line.

It's unclear what prompted this influx of Circles sales, though it's hardly surprising. Mac Miller remains a beloved artist and one that his loyal fans remain happy to stand behind. Don't be surprised to see the posthumous album, a spiritual companion album to Swimming, continue to climb the ranks. Rest in peace Mac Miller, forever remembered through his music. 

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