Post Malone

July 4, 1995

Post Malone Artistfacts

  • Post Malone was born Austin Richard Post in Syracuse, New York.
  • When Austin Post was 9 years old, he and his family moved to Grapevine, Texas after his father, Richard Post, became the manager of concessions for the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Austin Post attended Grapevine High School in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine, Texas. Other famous alumni of the educational establishment include Bruce Channel, Norah Jones and Demi Lovato.
  • Post became interested in music as a teenager, teaching himself how to play saxophone. He has credited the video game Guitar Hero as his initial instructor for the guitar.
  • He chose Post Malone as his stage name in his early teens. While Post is his last name, he used a rap name generator to get "Malone."
  • Malone created his first self-produced mixtape, Young and After Them Riches, when he was 16-years-old, using the Audacity digital audio editor.
  • Upon completion in February 2015 "White Iverson" was uploaded to Post Malone's SoundCloud account. After hitting one million views within a month of its release the track attracted the attention of record labels. He decided to sign with Republic Records.
  • Post Malone broke the record for the most simultaneous Top 20 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart in the week his sophomore album Beerbongs & Bentleys was released. The Texan rapper/singer landed nine songs in the top 20 of the tally dated May 12, 2018, shattering the previous record of six, which was shared by The Beatles and J. Cole.

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