Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone, was born on July 4, 1995. He is an American rapper known for his well-written songs and wide vocal range. Malone has earned praise for combining genres and subgenres of pop, hip hop, R&B, and trap. He has also dabbled in film and television, showing that he is not just a one-track act. He is one of many SoundCloud rappers who turned their success on the music platform into a major career and worldwide fame. Come celebrate his birthday with us today.
Post Malone is a household name the world over. Born in Syracuse, New York, Malone was raised by his father Richard Post, and his stepmother, Jodie. In his younger years, Malone was introduced to music by his father, who was a D.J. in his youth. He left Tarrant County College to move to Los Angeles with his friends, where they formed the music group BLCKVRD. In 2015, he took to SoundCloud to release ‘White Iverson,’ a solo song that received recognition from Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa. Later that year, he was signed to Republic Records on a recording contract.
In 2016, Malone released his first mixtape “August 26th,” which referenced his debut album release date. The album, “Stoney,” ended up coming late, dropping on December 9. In 2017, Malone teased his new album “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” which was later released in 2018 after yet another delay. The first song off the album, ‘Rockstar,’ featuring 21 Savage, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2019, the album was nominated for four Grammys and he performed at the Grammys alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers. That same year, he debuted his third studio album “Hollywood’s Bleeding.”
Malone has also ventured into other activities, such as owning his own line of French rosé, Maison No. 9, named after his favored tarot card, the Nine of Swords. The wine was such a hit that it sold out in two days. He has also starred in a few films, most notably, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Wrath of Man.” 2022 will see Malone release his fourth studio album “Twelve Carat Toothache.”
He releases his first solo song, ‘White Iverson,’ which he writes himself.
He drops his first studio album, "Stoney."
Malone’s song, ‘Rockstar,’ featuring 21 Savage, peaks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
He teases his fourth studio album, “Twelve Carat Toothache."
Why We Love Post Malone
He is a humanitarian
Malone has donated to many charities. His most notable cause was for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where he rallied fans and devised a plan to donate up to $1 million.
He is very humble
Although he is a megastar, Malone is a very humble and down-to-earth guy. He is often seen posing for photos with fans and interacting with them in person. He also has a great sense of humor.
He writes his own songs
Many artists don't write their own music but Malone is fortunate to have the talent. He writes his own songs and likes to explain the meaning behind them during concerts.
5 Surprising Facts
He was a D.J. at ‘Emo Night’
Malone was a D.J. at the Los Angeles ‘Emo Night’ event, playing songs by My Chemical Romance.
Why he started playing the guitar
He credits his interest in playing the guitar to the video game “Guitar Hero.”
What his classmates thought of him
He was voted “most likely to become famous” by his classmates.
He loves tattoos
He has over 78 tattoos and there is no sign of him stopping.
He performed for Kylie Jenner
Jenner invited him to perform at her lavish 18th birthday party.
Post Malone FAQs
What is on Post Malone’s teeth?
He has 40 carats of diamond on his teeth.
What does ‘Malone’ mean?
He has stated that he put his last name, Post, in a rap name generator to get his stage name, Post Malone.
Has Post Malone won a Grammy yet?
No. He has been nominated several times but is yet to win a Grammy Award.
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