Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Known for his introspective songwriting and laconic vocal style, Post has gained acclaim for bending a range of genres including hip hop, pop, country, and rock. He first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single “White Iverson”. Post’s debut album Stoney (2016), which was trap and cloud rap focused, was a commercial success and featured the hit single “Congratulations”. In 2018, the album broke the record for most weeks on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart after it reached its 77th week on the chart.
Post’s second album Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and broke several streaming records upon release. His third album Hollywood’s Bleeding, released in late 2019, explored more into indie pop and rock. It became his second number-one album on the Billboard 200 and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “Circles”. He received a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for “Congratulations”. His accolades include three American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award. Additionally, he has received six Grammy Award nominations during his career.
Here are 10 interesting facts about Post Malone.
- As a teenager, Post Malone worked at Chicken Express
- Before he became a rapper, Post was in a metal band
- He credits Bob Dylan as one of his biggest musical inspirations, and he even has a Dylan portrait tattoo
- He was voted “Most Likely To Become Famous” as a senior at Grapevine High School
- His birth name is Austin Post. He got the Malone part from a rap name generator
- Malone performed at Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday party
- People frequently create memes based around variations of Post Malone’s moniker
- Post has a portrait tattoo of President John F. Kennedy, who he admires for speaking out against “crazy corruption stuff” in American government
- Post started learning to play the guitar thanks to the popular video game ‘Guitar Hero’
- White Iverson was written two days before recording and posted it to his SoundCloud