Post Malone

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Post Malone
Post Malone 2018.jpg
Post Malone in 2016
Background information
Birth nameAustin Richard Post
Born (1995-07-04) July 4, 1995 (age 25)[1]
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • singer-songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2013–present
LabelsRepublic
Websitepostmalone.com

Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995),[1] known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor.[2][3][4] He has gained acclaim for blending musical genres including pop, hip hop, trap, and rock,[5] his introspective songwriting, and his laconic vocal style.[6][7][8] Born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Grapevine, Texas, Post first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single "White Iverson", which peaked in the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[9] He subsequently earned a recording contract with Republic Records.[10] Malone's debut studio album Stoney (2016), which featured the single "Congratulations", peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. His second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and broke several streaming records upon release.[11] It was nominated for Album of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. In 2018, he collaborated with Swae Lee on the song "Sunflower" for the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which also reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Malone released his third album, Hollywood's Bleeding, in late 2019, and it became his second number-one album.[12]

Malone has sold 60 million records in the US.[13] He received a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for "Congratulations".[14] He has won many awards, including three American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a MTV Video Music Award. Additionally, he has received six Grammy Award nominations during his career.[15][16]

Personal life[change | change source]

Post lives in Los Angeles, California.[17] He also has a multimillion-dollar 13,000-square-foot home in northern Utah.[18] Post's old home in San Fernando Valley, California was robbed on September 1, 2018.[19] Post was in a three-year-long relationship with Ashlen Diaz, ending in November 2018.[20]

On August 21, 2018, Post 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.[21] The plane landed safely at 3:50 pm.[22] Once the plane had landed, Post 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."[23]

Post was involved in a car crash on September 8, 2018. Post'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.[24]

Political views[change | change source]

Post 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."[25] In December 2016, Post stated that if asked to perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump he would not have been opposed,[26] 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.[26]

Post 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. Post also expressed a strong interest in conspiracy theories when he said, "There's crazy shit that goes on that we can't explain."[27] During a trip to Canada, Post 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."[28]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Herbert, Geoff (October 20, 2017). "Rapper Post Malone's father talks Syracuse roots, musical influences—and haters". syracuse.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2019.
  2. Nast, Condé. "Don't Call Post Malone a Rapper". GQ. Archived from the original on October 22, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  3. "Post Malone Interview: "I'm Not a Rapper" – DJBooth". djbooth.net. Archived from the original on October 23, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  4. "Post Malone Talks Bending Genre: "I Don't Want To Be A Rapper"". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  5. Horner, Al (February 18, 2019). "Post Malone review – pop-rap rockstar picks emotion over politics". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on June 18, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  6. "Post Malone's "Stoney" (Review)". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  7. Ch, Devin (May 3, 2018). "Post Malone "Beerbongs & Bentleys" Review". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  8. Caramanica, Jon (August 18, 2016). "White Rappers, Clear of a Black Planet". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 5, 2017. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  9. "White Iverson by Post Malone". SoundCloud. Post Malone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  10. Schwartz, Danny (August 14, 2015). "Post Malone Signs With Republic Records". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  11. Wang, Amy X. (August 18, 2018). "Post Malone Broke a 34-Year-Old Michael Jackson Record. How?". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on August 19, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  12. "Post Malone Announces New Album 'Hollywood's Bleeding'". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 28, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  13. "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Archived from the original on February 12, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  14. "Post Malone & Quavo's "Congratulations" Certified Diamond". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  15. "Post Malone". GRAMMY.com. May 12, 2018. Archived from the original on February 8, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  16. "2020 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominees List". GRAMMY.com. November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  17. "From SoundCloud to Success with Post Malone". Noisey. September 22, 2017. Archived from the original on March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  18. "Post Malone Is Buying a $3 Million Bunker in Utah to do "Cowboy Sh*t"". PigeonsandPlanes. Archived from the original on March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  19. "Post Malone's Old Home Robbed by Armed Suspects Seeking Rapper". XXL Mag. Archived from the original on September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  20. "Post Malone and Girlfriend Ashlen Diaz Split After Three Years". Us Weekly. November 2, 2018. Archived from the original on November 3, 2018.
  21. "Post Malone's Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Tires Blew Out". Time. Archived from the original on August 26, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  22. Stedman, Alex (August 21, 2018). "Plane Carrying Post Malone Makes Safe Emergency Landing". Variety. Archived from the original on September 9, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  23. "Beerbongs & Bentleys on Twitter". Twitter. Archived from the original on September 9, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  24. "Post Malone car crash: 'God must hate me'". BBC News. September 8, 2018. Archived from the original on September 9, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  25. "Post Malone Talks JFK Assassination & Trump Inauguration on 'The Breakfast Club'". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Post Malone Isn't Exactly Opposed To Performing At Trump's Inauguration". Uproxx. December 20, 2016. Archived from the original on October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  27. Weiner, Jonah. "Post Malone: Confessions of a Hip-Hop Rock Star". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 18, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  28. "Post Malone Says "the U.S. Government Is the Biggest Lie"". Highsnobiety. March 1, 2018. Archived from the original on March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.

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