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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 08: Machine Gun Kelly performs on stage at Wrigley Field on September 8, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

You may know by now, my favorite artist is Machine Gun Kelly hands down. You’ve seen me write about his album Hotel Diablo, his Paramore cover, and about the time I met him while working in New York City. The amount of content and music he’s been putting out while being isolated from the world has truly been something special. He’s been calling his quick videos, #LockDownSession referring to the fact that he’s been releasing new music almost every day while being stuck inside due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

To be honest, Kelly has been very inspirational for everyone during these tough times, because he’s showing that even though we all may be stuck inside, it doesn’t take away the fact that we can still be productive. I feel like he’s really taken this time to show the world that he’s hungry and ready to work for it. He even took to Instagram to let his fans know he he received a message from his label letting him know that due to his work while being stuck in quarantine, his interaction numbers have been at the highest point EVER in his career! That’s a huge accomplishment to achieve that while not being able to do concerts or even radio station appearances to promote upcoming projects, it all came from him working on his art from home!

This may be a bold statement, but this is what I truly believe: 2020 is the year the world stopped, but Machine Gun Kelly kept music alive…

Warning: Some Videos Contain Explicit Language

Machine Gun Kelly fans just like myself are overly proud of Kells because we all have been listening to his music for years, we know the talent this guy has & finally people are starting to put him on notice! This is the perfect time for him to shine as he gets ready to drop a brand new Pop-Rock album titled, “Tickets To My Downfall” later this summer. If you want to hear some of the covers/songs he has put out check below along with reactions to each drop!

Even Tommy Lee has taken the time to show his love & appreciation!

Nice job boys!!! From @yungblud champagne supernova x @machinegunkelly ???????????? what we gonna do next ??? - link to full thing in story

18.5k Likes, 441 Comments - T????ɱɱ¥ ᒪEE (@tommylee) on Instagram: "Nice job boys!!! From @yungblud champagne supernova x @machinegunkelly ???????????? what we gonna do next..."

The next one might sound familiar because he sampled a Shawn Mendes Vocal & if you check the comments, you’ll see Avril Lavigne checked in to say, “Soooo Fire”

#LockdownSessions Day 18 sampled a Shawn Mendes vocal ????????@slimxx @bazexx

453.2k Likes, 15.3k Comments - Colson ????????‍♂️???? the Blonde Don (@machinegunkelly) on Instagram: "#LockdownSessions Day 18 sampled a Shawn Mendes vocal ????????@slimxx @bazexx"

we sampled a PVRIS vocal #LockdownSessions Day 19

124.6k Likes, 4,751 Comments - Colson ????????‍♂️???? the Blonde Don (@machinegunkelly) on Instagram: "we sampled a PVRIS vocal #LockdownSessions Day 19"