Post Malone

Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995),[1] known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer.[5] Known for his introspective songwriting and laconic vocal style, Malone has gained acclaim for bending a range of genres including country, grunge, rap and R&B. He first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single "White Iverson".[6] He subsequently signed a recording contract with Republic Records.[7]

Post Malone
Post Malone at the 2019 American Music Awards.png
Born
Austin Richard Post

(1995-07-04) July 4, 1995 (age 25)[1]
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2013–present[2]
Home townGrapevine, Texas, U.S.
Net worth$14 million[3]
AwardsFull list
Musical career
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
LabelsRepublic
Associated acts
Websitepostmalone.com
Signature
Post Malone's signature.svg

Malone's debut album Stoney (2016) featured the hit single "Congratulations".[8] 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.[9] His second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and broke several streaming records upon release.[9] Featuring the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Rockstar" and "Psycho", it was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammy Awards. In 2018, Malone collaborated with American singer-rapper Swae Lee on the song "Sunflower" for the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. His third album, Hollywood's Bleeding, explored indie pop and was released in late 2019.[10] It became his second number-one album on the Billboard 200 and featured the Hot 100 number-one single "Circles", which spent a record 39 weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.[11]

Malone's 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.[12] In August 2020, Malone became the first ever solo artist to top both the Billboard Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts as a lead artist when "Circles" reached number one on the latter, with "Rockstar" having reached number on the former in 2017. Additionally, having reached the top spot in its 41st week on the chart, "Circles" holds the record for the longest climb to number on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart among songs by solo artists.[13] Malone has received a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for "Congratulations".[14]

Early life

Malone was born on July 4, 1995,[1] in Syracuse, New York.[15][16] He was raised by his father, Rich 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.[17] When Malone was nine years old,[18] he and his family moved to Grapevine, Texas, after his father became the manager of concessions for the Dallas Cowboys.[19][20] Malone began to play the guitar and auditioned for the 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 popular video game Guitar Hero.[21]

Malone has always had a love for emo music, and appeared for a DJ set at Emo Nite in Los Angeles in June 2017, playing My Chemical Romance at the event.[22] According to Post, his very first foray into professional music began when he was in a heavy metal band.[23] Soon after, he says he transitioned to softer rock as well as hip-hop, before beginning to experiment on FL Studio.[24]

Career

2011–2017: Career beginnings and Stoney

 
Post performing in 2015

According to Malone, he chose "Post Malone" as his stage name when he was 14 or 15.[25] The name was rumored to be a reference to the professional basketball player Karl Malone,[26] but Malone later explained that "Post" is his last name, and he used a "rap name generator" to get "Malone".[27] At 16, using Audacity, Malone created his first mixtape, Young and After Them Riches.[28] He showed it to some of his classmates at Grapevine High School.[21][29] 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.[21]

He enrolled in Tarrant County College but dropped out.[30] After leaving college, Malone moved to Los Angeles, California, with his longtime friend Jason Probst, a professional game streamer.[31][32][33]

After moving to LA, Post, Probst, and several other producers and artists formed the music group BLCKVRD and recorded music together.[34] Several members of the group, including Post, moved into a house in San Fernando Valley together. While living in San Fernando Valley, Austin met 1st Down of FKi. He met 1st and Rich from FKi and Rex Kudo who produced several of Malone's tracks, including "White Iverson".[15] Malone recorded the song two days after writing it.[29] The lyrics of "White Iverson" allude to Basketball Hall of Fame player Allen Iverson.[35][36][26] In February 2015, upon completion, it was uploaded to Malone's SoundCloud account.[37] On July 19, 2015, Malone released a music video for "White Iverson". The single received praise from Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa.[21][38][39] However, the song was notoriously mocked by Earl Sweatshirt.[40][41][42]

 
Post at the VELD Music Festival in 2016

After hitting one million views within a month of releasing "White Iverson", Malone quickly garnered attention from record labels.[36] In August 2015, he signed a recording contract with Republic Records.[43][44] Malone subsequently worked with a number of prominent rappers such as 50 Cent, Young Thug, and Kanye West, among others.[45][46] In August 2015, he performed at Kylie Jenner's 18th birthday party,[47] 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.[48] Malone later began his friendship with Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber, which led to Malone being an opening act for Bieber's Purpose World Tour.[49][50] On April 20, 2016, Malone premiered his new single, "Go Flex" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show.[51]

On May 12, 2016, he released his first full-length project, a mixtape, titled August 26,[52] 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".[53]

In June 2016, XXL editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten revealed Malone was considered for XXL's "2016 Freshmen 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."[54] However, Malone denied these claims, explaining that his latest mixtape as well as his upcoming album were both hip-hop.[55] In August 2016, Malone issued an apology for his album, Stoney, being late.[56] 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",[19] despite the success of the single "Congratulations" featuring Quavo, Malone's first top-ten song on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eight.[57][58] 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.[59]

2017–2018: Beerbongs & Bentleys

 
Post in 2018

In February 2017, Malone revealed the title of his next project, Beerbongs & Bentleys,[60] and was set to be released in December, before eventually being pushed back to 2018.[61] 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,[62] later prompting Rolling Stone to call him "one of the most popular musicians in the country" in 2017. In November, Malone released the official music video for "Rockstar", directed by Emil Nava.[63][64][65][66]

On February 20, 2018, Malone previewed his new song with Ty Dolla Sign titled "Psycho."[67] "Psycho" was released on February 23, 2018,[68] and a tour with 21 Savage was announced.[69] The song debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Malone's third entry in the top 10.[70] On April 5, 2018, Malone stated that Beerbongs & Bentleys will be released on April 27, 2018.[71] The same day, he also premiered the song "Stay" during the Bud Lite Dive Bar show in Nashville.[72] Upon release, Beerbongs & Bentleys broke the first day streaming records on Spotify, with 78.7 million streams worldwide.[73] 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[74] and spawned three top 10 songs and six top 20 songs.[75]

2018–present: Hollywood's Bleeding and upcoming album

 
Post performing on the main stage at Stavernfestivalen 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[76] and Malone later won Top Rap Song at the Billboard Music Awards for "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage.[77] Malone confirmed in June 2018 that he was writing his third album,[78] and confirmed that a festival will be taking place, organized by him, titled "Posty Fest" in Dallas, Texas on October 28. Malone promised a "blockbuster" lineup with headliners like Travis Scott.[79]

In August, Malone broke Michael Jackson's 34-year-old record for most weeks on Billboard's Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums chart with Stoney reaching its 77th week compared to the 76 weeks that Thriller spent on the chart.[9] A collaboration album with Mac Miller was also teased in August 2018.[80] 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.[81][82] In November 2018, it was confirmed Malone was recording his third album in his Utah home.[83]

Malone has been nominated for 4 awards at the 61st Grammy Awards for his album Beerbongs & Bentleys including awards for Album of the Year and Record of the Year. He performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers at the awards show on February 10, 2019.[84][85] In July 2019, Malone released the single "Goodbyes" featuring Young Thug, and also announced the Runaway Tour with Swae Lee as the opener.[86] 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.[87] That same day and on July 25, 2019, at Cheyenne Frontier Days he announced the album was finished.[88] He released the song on August 30, 2019.[89] He confirmed that his upcoming third studio album will be released on September 6, 2019.[90][91] 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.[92][89] The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 489,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.[93]

On March 12, 2020, Malone's concert at Denver's Pepsi Center proceeded as scheduled, drawing a sellout-crowd of 20,000, likely the largest enclosed gathering in the U.S. before COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.[94] Malone received backlash for not cancelling his sold-out arena show on Thursday March 12 at Pepsi Center in Denver amid rising concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.[95][96] Reportedly, future U.S. tour dates in March were postponed by Live Nation on March 12, 2020.[97][98] On April 24, 2020, Malone announced that a new album is in progress during a live stream performance.[99][100]

Musical style

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

Malone's music is hip hop,[101] R&B,[102] pop,[103][5] trap,[104] hip-pop,[105] rap rock[106] and cloud rap.[107] Malone's music has been described as a "melting pot of the country, grunge, hip hop and R&B"[108] and Malone himself has been described as versatile.[109] His vocal style has been described as laconic.[110] 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".[111] 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."[112] He called "Subterranean Homesick Blues" the "first rap song". He has a tattoo of Dylan as well.[19] Malone has cited Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash as key influences too.[113] Malone has also cited 50 Cent, whom he called a legend,[114] Kanye West and Key! as influences.[115]

Controversies

Malone has been called a "culture vulture" multiple times by different publications and on social media[116][117] for "appropriating" African-American culture.[118][119][120] 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."[121] In January 2018, Malone went on an intoxicated rant against people who describe him as a culture vulture.[122][123] In an interview with GQ several days later, Malone said "there's a struggle being a white rapper."[124]

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."[115][125] He received social media backlash for his comments, including from fellow rappers such as Lil B and Vince Staples.[126][127] Malone later appeared in a video on Twitter, saying that the reason for his comments was that it was a "beer-tasting" interview,[128] and going on to say that he loves hip-hop.[129][130] NewOnce, however, denied that claim, stating that Malone barely drank at all during the interview.[131]

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.[132]

Personal life

Malone currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[133] He also has a multimillion-dollar 12,700-square-foot home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.[134] Malone's old home in San Fernando Valley, California, was robbed on September 1, 2018.[135] Malone was in a three-year-long relationship with Ashlen Diaz, ending in November 2018.[83]

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.[136] The plane landed safely at 3:50 pm.[137] 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. fuck you. but not today."[138] 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.[139]

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.[140][141] Malone himself denied the claims, saying that he was "not on drugs and I feel the best I've ever fucking 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".[142][143][144]

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.[145]

Political views

Malone has a tattoo of U.S. 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."[146] In December 2016, Malone stated that if asked to perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump he would not have been opposed,[147] though he stated that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton were fit for President of the United States and expressed his support of Bernie Sanders during the election cycle.[147]

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 shit that goes on that we can't explain."[21] 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 U.S. government. It's a fucking reality show and I think there's gonna be a lot of weird shit that happens within our generation that really changes the way of the world."[148]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Brooklyn Bystander (voice) Cameo
2020 Spenser Confidential Squeeb
2021 Cash Truck Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2017–19 FishCenter Live Self 2 Appearances
Musical guest[149][150]
2018 Ghost Adventures Self "The Slaughter House"

Discography

Tours

Headlining

Opening act

Awards and nominations

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