Have you heard about Austin Richard Post, ‘No’? You see, Austin is one of a famous singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Still, no idea. Well, no need to rack your brain because he professionally goes by the name, Post Malone.
‘Psycho,’ ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Sunflower‘ are some of his hit songs that have elevated his popularity at the international level. And you probably might have heard at least one of his songs. Despite being always under the media’s prying eyes, many fans do not know about the singer that much.
So, let’s take some time to know more about this young ‘Rockstar.’
But before, here are some interesting facts about Post Malone.
Post Malone: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Austin Richard Post|
|Stage Name||Post Malone|
|Date of Birth||July 4, 1995|
|Birth City||Syracuse, New York|
|Profession||Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Active Year||2013- present|
|Net Worth||$14 million|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
Early Life and Education- What Nationality Is Post Malone?
Post Malone, AKA Austin Richard Post, was born on July 4, 1995, in Syracuse, New York. Post Malone grew up with his father, Rich Post, and his step-mother, Jodie. Since his father was a Disc jockey, Post got into hip-hop, country, and rock music at an early age.
Talking about his ethnicity, Post belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Likewise, when he was just nine years old, the Post family moved to Grapevine, Texas. There he completed his high school from Grapevine High School and pursued higher studies from Tarrant County College. However, he dropped out.
During that time, the young singer showed an interest in music and even auditioned for the band Crown the Empire in 2010. Unfortunately, he could not make it. Contrary to everyone’s belief, Post Malone’s name is not a homage to baller Karl Malone but instead was Rap Generator Online, where he created the name.
Post Malone: Age, Birthday and Tattoos
The young ‘Rockstar‘ turned 24 this fourth of July, which coincides with Independence Day in America. Well, happy birthday to him, and long live America!
Likewise, his birthday falls under the sun sign of Cancer. And the sign is known to be smart, intelligent, and somewhat emotional.
Moving on, Post Malone stands tall at 6 feet 1 inch (184cm) and weighs about 84 Kgs. Moreover, the singer, songwriter has ocean blue eyes and soft dark brown hair, which he styles frequently. Sometimes, he can be seen with braids or just in man buns; nonetheless, he owns it like a rockstar.
However, it is his tattoos that attracts more attention. So far, the rapper has 29 tattoos inked in different parts of his body. The rapper has four tattoos on his face. Barbed wire on his forehead, ‘Stay Away’ above right eyebrow, playboy below the right eye, and a smiley face.
Since Post is the vast Bob Dylan fan, the rapper has a tattoo of him on his knuckles besides other idols, including Kurt Cobain, Elvis, John Lennon, etc.
Career: Beginnings and ‘Rockstar’
From an early age, Post Malone loved emo music, which still influences his music now, though they are more on softer and hip-hop styles. The young rapper started his music journey at 16 when he created his first mixtape Young After Them, Riches, with Audacity.
Following his passion for music, Post moved to Los Angeles, California, with his friend Jason Probst. There he met 1st and Rich from FKi and Rex Kudo, who helped produce many of Post’s tracks, including ‘White Iverson.’ Post released the music video on July 19, 2015, for which he received many acclaims including one from Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa.
The song helped Post establish himself in the music industry, and as expected, the young, emerging artist signed a recording contract with Republic Records. With just that, Post’s music reach became wider, and he got to work with many prominent rappers such as 50 Cent, Kanye West, and Young Thug.
Eventually, Post became the leading act for Justin Bieber‘s Purpose World Tour in 2017, exposing him to an even bigger audience. Following the event and his on-going success, Post Malone released the first full-length mixtape, titled August 26, followed by his other albums Stoney(2016) and Beerbongs & Bentleys(2018).
‘Rockstar,’ one of his first single from the album Beerbongs & Bentleys, became one of his critically acclaimed and successful single to date.
The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks. Soon after, his other songs, ‘Psycho‘ and ‘Sunflower,’ followed the same success.
Moreover, in July 2019, he released another track called Goodbyes with Young Thug, followed by another single Circle. On September 6, 2019, Post released his third studio album titled ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding,‘ which debuted at number one on the Billboard 2000, selling more than 480,000 in its first week.
Awards and Achievements
The young rapper and songwriter has swayed many fans and audiences with his songs. Apart from that, the lyrical genius has bagged many records and achievements.
In 2017, Post Malone was tagged as one of the most famous musicians in the country by Rolling Stone. His album Beerbongs & Bentley broke the first-day streaming records on Spotify with over 78.7 million streams worldwide. So, the album was so much played and successful that it was certified by the RIAA after just four days.
But it was just the beginning for the young genius as he continued breaking more records. 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. As a matter of fact, Stoney spent 77 weeks on the chart compared to the 76 weeks by Thriller.
Though Post has been described as ‘melting pot of the country, grunge, hip-hop, and R&B,’ Malone describes his music as genre-less.
So far, Post Malone has been nominated for four awards at the 61st Grammy Awards for his album Beerbongs & Bentleys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Also, he even performed with Red Hot Chilli Peppers on February 10, 2019.
Personal Life: Living like a Rockstar- Is Post Malone Married?
As of 2020, Post Malone is single and has not been in any relationship. But the young musician dated Ashlen Diaz before finally ending the relationship in November 2018. Though ending the three years relationship was tough on him, Post overcame the feelings with his music.
Since then, he had few mishaps here and there, like on September 1, 2018, his old home in San Fernando Valley, California, was robbed. On September 8, 2018, the top artist was involved in a car crash, but luckily no one had serious injuries.
Post Malone: Net Worth and Income
Right now, Post Malone is at the prime of his life and enjoying it to the fullest. As of 2019, the net worth of the Billboard artist is $14 million. Currently, he owns a multimillion-dollar house of 13,000 square-foot in northern Utah. The house reportedly costs over $3 million.
The young star also owns luxurious cars, including Rolls Royce Wraith worth $317,000 and Mercedes Benz G Wagon, over $120,000. And let’s not even get started on his pieces of jewelry and branded clothes, which he splurges on. Let’s just say that it is raining money, literally.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 21.4 million Followers
Twitter– 6.2 million Followers
Facebook– 4 million Followers