Post Malone

Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He has gained recognition for blending various musical genres, for his introspective songwriting, and his laconic vocal range.

Born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Grapevine, Texas, Malone began his musical career following the release of his debut single “White Iverson” in 2015. The song, which peaked at number fourteen on the BillboardHot 100 and later certified quadruple platinum, allowed Malone to secure a recording contract with Republic Records later that year. Malone released his debut studio album, Stoney, in December 2016, which debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 and was soon certified triple platinum. The album also enjoyed generally positive critical success, and contained the top-ten singles “Congratulations” and “I Fall Apart”. His second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, was released in 2018, and featured the singles “Rockstar” and “Psycho”: both would peak at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album opened at number one on the Billboard 200. It also broke several streaming records and was certified double platinum.

In February 2017, Post 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, 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.

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 Post’s third entry in the top 10. 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 78.7 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.

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 Post later won Top Rap Song at the Billboard Music Awards for “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage. Post confirmed in June 2018 that he was writing his third album, and confirmed that a festival will be taking place, organized by him, titled “Posty Fest” in Dallas, Texas on October 28. Post promised a “blockbuster” lineup with headliners like Travis Scott.

In August, Post 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. A collaboration album with Mac Miller was also teased in August 2018. During his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he previewed his song “Sunflower” from the upcoming soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In November 2018, it was confirmed Post was recording his third album in his Utah home.

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