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.