Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has gained acclaim for bending a range of genres including hip hop, R&B, pop, trap, rap rock, and cloud rap. His third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, explored indie pop and was released in late 2019. 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.
About Post Malone in brief
Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known for his introspective songwriting and laconic vocal style, Malone has gained acclaim for bending a range of genres including hip hop, R&B, pop, trap, rap rock, and cloud rap. Malone’s accolades include three American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award. His third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, explored indie pop and was released in late 2019. 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. He has received a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America for \”Congratulations\”. Malone was born on July 4, 1995, in Syracuse, New York. He was raised by his father, Rich Post, and his stepmother, Jodie. 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 songs by American emo band My Chemical Romance at the event. After leaving college, Malone moved to Los Angeles with his longtime friend Jason Probst, and several other producers and recorded music together. Several members of the group BLCKVRD moved into a house in LA’s San Fernando Valley. In 2012, Malone produced several of Rex Iverson’s tracks, including “White Iverson”, which he recorded two days after writing the lyrics of.
The lyrics of the song were all written by NBA Hall of Fame player Allen Iverson. In 2013, Malone recorded the song “Iverson” for the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. In 2015, he released his debut album Stoney, which featured the hit single “Congratulations”, and set the record for most weeks on the US Billboard Top R &BHip-Hop Albums chart, with 77. His second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and broke several streaming records upon release. 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’, which reached top of the Hot 100 and reached number one in the US. He is the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the grandson of former U.S. Vice President Joseph “Joe” Rizzo. Malone is a graduate of Tarrant County College, where he played in a heavy metal band. In 2010, he auditioned for the American band Crown the Empire, but was rejected after his guitar strings broke during the audition. 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. According to Malone, he chose ‘Post Malone’ as his stage name when he was 14 or 15.