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American rapper, singer, and songwriter (born 1995)
For the song by Sam Feldt featuring Rani, see Post Malone (song)

Post Malone

Malone at the 2019 American Music Awards
Born
Austin Richard Post

(1995-07-04) July 4, 1995 (age 27)

Syracuse, New York, US
Education Tarrant County College (no degree)
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 2011–present
Agent Dre London
Children 1
Awards Full list
Musical career
Origin Los Angeles, California, US
Genres
  • Hip hop
  • pop
  • R&B
  • trap
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Labels
  • Republic
  • Mercury
Website postmalonecom
Musical artist
Signature

Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Known for his variegated vocals, Malone has gained acclaim for blending genres and subgenres of hip hop, pop, R&B, and trap His stage name was derived from inputting his birth name into a rap name generator

Malone began his music career in 2011 and gained recognition with his 2015 debut single “White Iverson”, which peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Malone signed a recording contract with Republic Records and released his debut album Stoney (2016); it contained the diamond single “Congratulations” (featuring Quavo) and set the record for most weeks (77) on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart His second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and set several streaming records It also contained the US number-one singles “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage) and “Psycho” (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 61st Grammy Awards

His third number one, “Sunflower” (with Swae Lee), was the promotional and lead single to the soundtrack for the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), and was included on Malone’s third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019); the album was his second number one Its second single, “Circles”, reached number one and set the record for most weeks (39) in the top ten on the Hot 100 His fourth album, Twelve Carat Toothache, was released in June 2022, spearheaded by the US top-ten singles “I Like You (A Happier Song)” (featuring Doja Cat) and “One Right Now” (with The Weeknd)

Among the best-selling music artists with over 80 million records sold, Malone has won 10 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and one MTV Video Music Award, and received nine Grammy Award nominations He holds several Billboard chart records: he is the first solo artist to top the Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts, while “Circles” set the record for longest climb to number one (41 weeks) on the Adult Contemporary chart by a solo artist

Early life

Malone was born on July 4, 1995, in Syracuse, New York He was raised by his father, Richard Post, and his stepmother, Jodie His father had been a DJ in his youth and introduced Malone to many different genres of music including hip hop, country, and rock When Malone was nine years old, he and his family moved to Grapevine, Texas after his father became the manager of concessions for the Dallas Cowboys Malone began to play the guitar and auditioned for the American band Crown the Empire in 2010, but was rejected after his guitar strings broke during the audition He credited his initial interest in learning guitar to the video game Guitar Hero

Malone has always had a love for alternative rock music, and appeared for a DJ set at Emo Nite in Los Angeles in June 2017, playing songs by American alt-rock band My Chemical Romance at the event According to Malone, his first foray into professional music began when he was in a heavy metal band He says soon afterwards he transitioned to softer rock as well as hip hop, before beginning to experiment on FL Studio

Career

2011–2016: Career beginnings and Stoney

Malone performing in 2015

According to Malone, he chose “Post Malone” as his stage name when he was 14 or 15 The name was rumored to be a reference to the professional basketball player Karl Malone, but Malone later explained that “Post” is his last name, and he used a “rap name generator” to get “Malone” At 16, using audio editor Audacity, Malone created his first mixtape, Young and After Them Riches He showed it to some of his classmates at Grapevine High School He was voted “Most Likely to Become Famous” by his classmates as a senior in high school He worked at a Chicken Express as a teenager

Malone later enrolled in Tarrant County College, but dropped out After leaving college, Malone moved to Los Angeles with his longtime friend Jason Probst, a professional game streamer

After moving to Los Angeles, Malone, Probst, and several other producers and artists formed the music group BLCKVRD and recorded music together Several members of the group, including Malone, moved into a house in LA’s San Fernando Valley together While living in the San Fernando Valley, Malone met record producers FKi 1st and Sauce Lord Rich, who formed the production team FKi, as well as Rex Kudo, who produced several of Malone’s tracks, including “White Iverson” Malone recorded the song two days after writing it The lyrics of “White Iverson” allude to Basketball Hall of Fame player Allen Iverson In February 2015, upon completion, it was uploaded to Malone’s SoundCloud account On July 19, 2015, Malone released a music video for “White Iverson” The single received praise from Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa However the song was mocked by Earl Sweatshirt

Malone at the VELD Music Festival in Canada in 2016

After hitting one million views within a month of releasing “White Iverson”, Malone quickly garnered attention from record labels In August 2015, he signed a recording contract with Republic Records Malone went on to work with a number of prominent rappers including 50 Cent, Young Thug, Kanye West and others In August 2015, he performed at Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday party, where he met Kanye West, who enjoyed his music, leading to him collaborating with Malone on his single “Fade” from his album The Life of Pablo (2016) Malone later began a friendship with Canadian singer Justin Bieber leading to Malone being an opening act for Bieber’s Purpose World Tour (2016–17) On April 20, 2016, Malone premiered his new single, “Go Flex” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show

On May 12, 2016, he released his first full-length project, a mixtape, titled August 26th, the title of which was a reference to the release date of his debut album On June 9, 2016, Malone made his national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing “Go Flex”

In June 2016, XXL editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten revealed Malone was considered for XXL's “2016 Freshman Class” magazine cover, but she was “told by his camp that he wasn’t paying attention to hip hop so much He was going in more of a rock/pop/country direction” However, Malone denied these claims, explaining that his latest mixtape as well as his upcoming album were both hip hop In August 2016, Malone issued an apology for his album, Stoney, being late It was available for pre-order on November 4, and was finally released on December 9 Malone later went on to call the album “mediocre”, despite the success of the single “Congratulations” featuring Quavo, Malone’s first top-ten song on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eight Stoney also featured the top 100 hits “I Fall Apart”, and “Deja Vu”, featuring Bieber, with the album later being certified double platinum by the RIAA in October 2017

2017–2019: Beerbongs & Bentleys and Hollywood’s Bleeding

In February 2017, Malone revealed the title of his next project, Beerbongs & Bentleys, and was set to be released in December, before eventually being pushed back to 2018 In September, Malone released the first single from the album, “Rockstar”, featuring 21 Savage The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and held the spot for eight consecutive weeks prompting Rolling Stone in 2017 to say he is “one of the most popular musicians in the country” In November of the same year, Malone released the official music video for “Rockstar”, directed by Emil Nava

On February 20, 2018, Malone previewed his new song with Ty Dolla Sign titled “Psycho” “Psycho” was released on February 23, 2018, and a tour with 21 Savage was announced The song debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Malone’s third entry in the top 10; it would later top the charts in June of that year, becoming Malone’s second number one On April 5, 2018, Malone stated that Beerbongs & Bentleys will be released on April 27, 2018 The same day, he also premiered the song “Stay” during the Bud Lite Dive Bar show in Nashville Upon release, Beerbongs & Bentleys broke the first day streaming records on Spotify, with 787 million streams worldwide It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 moving 461,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, with 153,000 coming from pure sales The album was also certified platinum by the RIAA after four days and spawned three top 10 songs and six top 20 songs

Malone performing on the main stage at Stavernfestivalen in Stavern, Norway in 2018

In an interview with Billboard in May 2018, Malone’s manager announced that Malone was planning to start his own record label and film production company and Malone later won Top Rap Song at the Billboard Music Awards for “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage Malone confirmed in June 2018 that he was writing his third album, and confirmed that a festival would be taking place, organized by him, titled “Posty Fest”, in Dallas, Texas on October 28 Malone promised a “blockbuster” lineup with headliners like rapper Travis Scott

In August, Malone broke Michael Jackson’s 34-year-old record for most weeks on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, with Stoney reaching its 77th week on the ranking compared to the 76 weeks that Thriller (1983) spent A collaboration album with rapper Mac Miller was also teased in August 2018 During his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he previewed his song “Sunflower”, a collaboration with Swae Lee, from the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse In November 2018, it was confirmed Malone was recording his third album in his Utah home

Malone was nominated for 4 awards at the 61st Grammy Awards for his album Beerbongs & Bentleys Among the nominations were Album of the Year and Record of the Year He performed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the awards show on February 10, 2019 In July 2019, Malone released the single “Goodbyes” featuring Young Thug, and also announced the Runaway Tour with Swae Lee as the opener On August 5, Malone shared a snippet of an unreleased track “Circles” on YouTube He then performed the song at his second annual Bud Light: Dive Bar concert and confirmed that the official song would be released the following week That same day and on July 25, 2019, at Cheyenne Frontier Days he announced the album was finished He released the song on August 30, 2019 He confirmed that his upcoming third studio album will be released on September 6, 2019 On August 26, 2019, Malone announced on Twitter that his third album is called Hollywood’s Bleeding and would be released on September 6, 2019 The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 489,000 album-equivalent units in its first week Hollywood’s Bleeding would also go on to be nominated for Album of the Year at the 63rd Grammys

2020–present: Collaborations and Twelve Carat Toothache

On March 12, 2020, Malone’s concert at Denver’s Pepsi Center proceeded as scheduled, drawing a sellout-crowd of 20,000, likely the last large-scale enclosed gathering in the US before COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns Malone received backlash for not cancelling his sold-out arena show amid rising concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic Reportedly, future US tour dates in March were postponed by Live Nation on March 12, 2020

On April 24, 2020, Malone announced that a new album was in progress during a livestream performance In late April 2020, Malone performed a live-streamed set consisting entirely of Nirvana covers from his home Malone sang lead vocals and provided rhythm guitar for the set He was accompanied by drummer Travis Barker, bassist Brian Lee and lead guitarist Nick Mac The performance raised over US$5 million for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 relief fund The performance also received praise from Nirvana’s surviving members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, as well as Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love

In June 2020, Malone featured on Tyla Yaweh’s single, “Tommy Lee” The single was followed up with a remix, released July 10, 2020, featuring drums from Tommy Lee himself, as well as a re-recorded guitar instrumental A second remix to the song, featuring rapper Saint Jhn, was released subsequently On April 30, 2021, Malone was featured on DJ Khaled’s twelfth studio album Khaled Khaled on the song “I Did It” also featuring DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lil Baby

On July 9, 2021, Malone released the single “Motley Crew” with an accompanying music video, featuring several guest stars, past collaborators and friends including Tommy Lee, Tyga, Tyla Yaweh and his manager Dre London The music video was directed by Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade On November 5, Malone released “One Right Now” with the Weeknd, as the lead single from his upcoming fourth studio album On January 26, 2022, during his cover story will Billboard, Malone revealed that his fourth studio album would be titled Twelve Carat Toothache In April 2022, Republic Records relaunched Mercury Records with a new roster that includes Post Malone On April 27, 2022, Post revealed that Twelve Carat Toothache would be released June 3, 2022 Malone released the album’s second single, “Cooped Up” with Roddy Ricch, on May 12, 2022

On May 14, 2022, he appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live and performed “Cooped Up” with Ricch, as well as an unreleased song titled “Love/Hate Letter to Alcohol”, in which he was joined by Fleet Foxes Malone had previously confirmed that he had worked with Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold on a song for the album

For the 2022 Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers film, Malone covered the theme song from the 1989 television series of the same name, originally performed by Jeff Pescetto in the series and by The Jets in album releases

On August 12, 2022, the documentary film Runaway premiered on the Amazon Prime Video channel Freevee It showed behind the scenes moments from the first leg of the Runaway Tour in 2019, as well as performances from some of the highlighted dates, such as New York City, Chicago, and the 2019 Posty Fest in Arlington

Musical style

Public street art featuring a mural of Post Malone in Melbourne, Australia

Malone’s music is hip hop, pop-rap, pop, R&B, trap, rap rock, and cloud rap Malone’s music has been described as a “melting pot of the country, grunge and hip hop” and Malone himself has been described as versatile His vocal style has been described as laconic Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described Malone as “an artist who toes the line between singing and rapping, and hip-hop and spooky electric folk” Malone himself has called his music “genre-less”

Malone cites Bob Dylan, in whom he became interested around the age of 15, as an influence on his music, calling him “a genius” and “a god” though his music has been called “about as far away from Rock n’ Roll as you can get” He called “Subterranean Homesick Blues” the “first rap song” He has a tattoo of Dylan as well Malone has cited Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash as key influences too Malone has also cited 50 Cent, whom he called a legend, Kanye West and Key! as influences

Relationship to hip hop community

Malone has been called a “culture vulture” multiple times by different publications and on social media for “appropriating” African-American culture California rapper Lil B wrote on Twitter in October 2017: “Post Malone is slowly turning into a white dude! Lol he’s pushing it, give it a few years he gon be full country and hate blacks lol”, with Malone replying in an interview, claiming that his white skin has been “used against him” In January 2018, Malone went on an intoxicated rant against people who describe him as a culture vulture In an interview with GQ several days later, Malone said “there’s a struggle being a white rapper”

In a November 2017 interview with Polish media outlet Newonce, Malone said that modern hip-hop music lacks “people talking about real shit” and added that “if you’re looking to think about life, don’t listen to hip-hop” He was criticized for his comments, including by fellow rappers Lil B and Vince Staples Malone later appeared in a video on Twitter, saying that the reason for his comments was that it was a “beer-tasting” interview, and going on to say that he loves hip-hop Newonce, however, denied that claim, stating that Malone barely drank at all during the interview In the follow-up Malone went on to say, “What I was saying was that when I wanna sit down and cry, I sit down and I listen to Bob Dylan and his guitar Just like everyone else, no matter how hard you are, no matter where you’re from, you’re gonna have times where you sit back and reflect on your life and you listen to what you wanna listen to For me, that’s Bob Dylan”

Other ventures

In May 2020, Malone launched his own line of French rosé wine, Maison No 9, named after his favourite tarot card, the Nine of Swords It sold out in two days upon being made available for sale In August 2020, Post Malone invested in Envy Gaming He became a co-owner of the organization

An enthusiast of Magic: The Gathering collectable card game, in 2022 he collaborated with publisher Wizards of the Coast to create two special sets: “Secret Lair x Post Malone: Backstage Pass”, with cards featuring himself in the title and art, and “Secret Lair x Post Malone: The Lands”, with cards featuring his tattoos in the art and flavor texts written by him

Personal life

Malone currently lives in Cottonwood Heights, Utah where he has a multimillion-dollar 12,700-square-foot (1,180 m) home His former home in San Fernando Valley, California, was robbed on September 1, 2018 Malone was in a three-year-long relationship with Ashlen Diaz, ending in November 2018

On August 21, 2018, Malone boarded a plane leaving Teterboro Airport and was scheduled to land in London Luton Airport At 10:50 am, the tires blew out on takeoff and the plane was rerouted to Stewart International Airport for an emergency landing The plane landed safely at 3:50 pm Once the plane had landed, Malone tweeted about the incident, writing “i landed guys thank you for your prayers can’t believe how many people wished death on me on this website f__ you but not today” Malone was involved in a car crash on September 8, 2018 Malone’s white Rolls-Royce was driving through Santa Monica in the early morning when it collided with another car at 3:30 am Although no one was severely injured in the incident, several people were treated for minor injuries

In May 2022, Malone announced that he was expecting his first child with his girlfriend In June, during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Malone revealed that he and his girlfriend are engaged and have welcomed a daughter

Health

In March 2020, a video surfaced that showed Malone falling and behaving oddly on stage to his song, “I Fall Apart”, which made fans worry about his well-being and health Malone later said that he was “not on drugs and I feel the best I’ve ever f__ felt in my life” His manager Dre London likewise claimed there was no need to worry and that Malone’s behavior was part of the “act” Malone’s father Richard Post also commented on the artist’s behavior, stating that he does not “want to come across as dismissive to those of you who have expressed concern about Austin Your sincerity and kindness regarding him is certainly heartwarming and appreciated”

During his 2022 interview with Howard Stern, Malone revealed he’s long struggled with alcoholism, but has recovered with the help of his fiancé

Tattoos

Post’s “STONEY” tattoo below his chin which is in reference to his debut album

Malone has a number of tattoos that he inked himself and has also inked tattoos on several friends and acquaintances Currently he has 79 different tattoos

Political views

Malone has a tattoo of US president John F Kennedy on his arm, and has said that Kennedy was “the only President to speak out against the crazy corruption stuff that’s going on in our government nowadays” In December 2016, Malone stated that if asked to perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump he would not have been opposed, though he stated that neither Trump nor Hillary Clinton were fit for president of the United States and expressed his support for Bernie Sanders during the election cycle

Malone later expressed a dislike for Trump in a November 2017 interview for Rolling Stone In the same interview, he revealed that he has a large collection of guns and believes it is an American right to own and operate guns Malone also expressed a strong interest in conspiracy theories when he said, “There’s crazy sh_ that goes on that we can’t explain” During a trip to Canada in 2018, Malone was interviewed and when asked what the “biggest lie is”, he replied “The biggest lie in the world is the US government It’s a f__ reality show and I think there’s gonna be a lot of weird sh_ that happens within our generation that really changes the way of the world”

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Brooklyn Bystander (voice) Cameo
2020 Spenser Confidential Squeeb
2021 Wrath of Man Robber #6
2022 Runaway Self
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2017–19 FishCenter Live Self 2 appearances
Musical guest
2018 Ghost Adventures Self “The Slaughter House”
2022 Saturday Night Live Musical guest Season 47, episode 20: “Selena Gomez/Post Malone”

Discography

Main article: Post Malone discography
  • Stoney (2016)
  • Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018)
  • Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019)
  • Twelve Carat Toothache (2022)

Tours

Headlining

  • Hollywood Dreams Tour (2016)
  • Stoney Tour (2017)
  • Beerbongs & Bentleys Tour (2018–2019)
  • Runaway Tour (2019–2020)
  • Twelve Carat Tour (2022)

Opening act

  • Fetty Wap – Welcome to The Zoo Tour (2016)
  • Justin Bieber – Purpose World Tour (2016)
  • Future – Future Hndrxx Tour (2017)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Global Stadium Tour (2023)

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Post Malone

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