Who is Post Malone?
Born Austin Richard Post in 1995 in Syracuse, New York, Post Malone has rapidly become one of the most popular musicians in the world. His music combines hip-hop with pop, country, rock and trap, and released his first album, Stoney, in December 2016. The record was certified double platinum in October 2017 and was followed up by Beerbongs & Bentleys in 2018, which beat Michael Jackson’s 34 year record for the most weeks on Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums chart. His third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, was released in September 2019, and debuted on the top spot on the Billboard charts.
How did Post Malone get famous?
The post is known for his musical versatility, his iconic vocal style, and for his heavily-tattooed appearance. He has worked with artists including Kanye West, Quavo, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent and Young Thug, and hit the big time after he met West after performing at Kylie Jenner’s birthday party in 2015. He also opened for Bieber on his Purpose World Tour, meaning that his music started to reach a wider and wider audience. Post’s first single White Iverson was released in 2015 – it was uploaded to his SoundCloud account where it got more than a million plays the first month it was uploaded. He later signed to Republic Records, which re-released the single later that year.