Post Malone, an American rapper, songwriter, singer, and actor, often crosses the divide of the music industry and even refers to his music as “genreless.”
Since his first breakthrough success song “White Iverson,” Post Malone has taken his career to the next level, selling out arena shows across the world.
Here are 27 interesting facts about Post Malone.
His Real Name is Austin Post
Post Malone was born as Austin Richard Post. He chose his stage name Post Malone with help from an online rap name generator.
Post Malone Height
Post probably could never get away with a “Lil”-rap name, because he stands at 6’0″ tall.
He was Born on the 4th of July
There might not be a movie about him starring Tom Cruise, but Post Malone can claim America’s birthday as his as well. He was born on July 4, 1995. Is it safe to assume he parties twice as hard?
His Dad Rich Worked for the Dallas Cowboys
Though Post has played around the world, he hails from the eastern and southwestern United States. He lived in Syracuse, New York until he was nine years old when his dad got a job working for the Dallas Cowboys. The family then moved to Grapevine, Texas, a Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.
He Started as a Wedding DJ
Before making it big, Post could be regularly seen at weddings as a college student in Syracuse, playing requests for guests as a DJ. This kept him up to speed about all the evolutions going on in the industry.
Post Malone, Chicken Express, and…Loafers?
When he was in high school, Post worked at the famous American restaurant, Chicken Express, and once used his saved money to buy a pair of $800 Versace loafers. He now reportedly has a whole collection of various loafers.
His Fame was Predicted
Post’s senior class voted him “Most Likely To Become Famous.” This was after he had already started recording and releasing music at age 16.
Post Malone Created his First Mixtape on Audacity at 16
“Young and After Them Riches” was recorded on Audacity when Post Malone was just 16 years old. Audacity is an audio editor that allows individuals to use it for free.
He is a College Dropout
Post Malone dropped out of Tarrant County Community College, claiming in a Tweet that he wasn’t very good at school.
He was Almost a Professional Metal Guitarist
In high school, Post played in a metal band, and an audition to play guitar for popular metalcore band Crown the Empire ended badly for Post when his guitar strings apparently broke.
He was Part of a Musical Group
Post moved to Los Angeles with plans to help make videos for the Youtube channel “Sky Does Everything.” He happened to link up with other artists, and they formed a group called “BLCKVRD.”
He Doesn’t like his First Album
Although Post’s debut album, Stoney, did well commercially and featured some hit songs, it didn’t land the best reviews. Post definitely didn’t try to deflect the criticism, saying that his next album would be much better.
His First Single Hit a Million Streams on Soundcloud
“White Iverson,” which was recorded just a couple of days after Post Malone wrote it, was uploaded onto Soundcloud where within a month it hit a million streams.
Post Malone has Anxiety
Post states in the interview above that ever since the beginning of middle school, he has been “anxious and kind of sad all the time.” He also shares an experience that seemed to have tipped him over the edge.
“I was smoking weed one time and just felt like I was dying. Ever since then I’ve always felt that my heart is always going fast and I’m just generally more super jittery and shake all the time now.”
He Spent $40,000 on Postmates in one Year
Ironically, Post Malone is Postmates’ biggest customer. Postmates is a food delivery company. It’s been reported that Post Malone spends more than $40,000 in a year through the app. They call him “Postmates Malone.”
Guitar Hero Changed his Life
Post Malone might’ve never started playing the actual guitar if it wasn’t for the popular Guitar Hero series of video games, which help gamers get a feel for musicianship by testing how well they can stay in time and hit the correct notes on a guitar-style controller.
He’s Afraid of Flying
Post Malone admits in an interview, “Flying scares the shit out of me” and he has good reason to be. In August of 2018, he was a passenger in a jet headed to London when two tires blew during takeoff.
Pilots circled for hours in the air to burn off their full tank of gas so the plane was lighter, therefore would cause less damage and risk when landing. Post Malone explains how his anxiety was through the roof.
He’s Sponsored by Bud Light
Post Malone has a partnership with Bud Light. He has appeared in television commercials for the beverage brand. They’ve even manufactured limited beer cans with his face on them. Post Malone also has a Bud Light beer refrigerator in his house that is always full of Bud Light at all times.
Post Malone’s Net Worth
According to most celebrity net worth websites out there, Post Malone’s net worth is currently around $30 million and is expected to grow exponentially over the next several years.
Post Malone spends his money in a somewhat different way than many celebrities. He reportedly bought a $3 million home for himself in Utah.
He also loves cars and purchased a Bugatti Chiron for a whopping $3 million as well as a $320,000 Rolls Royce.
Of course, we have already talked about his takeout bill.
His First National Television Debut was on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Post Malone made his debut on national television when he performed “Go Flex” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Post Malone’s Top 10 Most Streamed Songs
While there are many lists out there that have some of Post Malone’s top hits on it, Spotify has categorized them by the most streams. Although many people may disagree about which songs should make the list, the numbers do not lie.
Many of these songs were in collaboration with other artists who deserve the props as well, however, based on this list it is clear why Post Malone has been so successful.
Here they are:
- “Rockstar” –2.1 billion streams
- “Sunflower” – 1.8 billion streams
- “Better Now” – 1.3 billion streams
- “Circles” – 1.2 billion streams
- “Wow” – 1 billion streams
- “Congratulations” – 1 billion streams
- “I Fall Apart” – 950 million streams
- “Psycho” – 920 million streams
- “Goodbyes” – 650 million streams
- “Candy Paint” – 465 million streams
He Has Tattoos of many Famous People
There are many tats on Post, including on his face, but one of the most intriguing of his tattoos is one of musical legend Bob Dylan, which is featured on his left arm.
Post might seem especially patriotic for having a tattoo of the popular, late 35th President, John F. Kennedy. However, his reasons for getting the tat are based on how Kennedy fought against government corruption.
He’s on his way to Becoming a Movie Star
For someone with as much genre interest as Post Malone, it should seem obvious that he’s parlaying his talents into acting. He has a role in the upcoming Mark Wahlberg film Wonderland, set to be released through Netflix. We expect to see more big-screen appearances from him in the near future.
Post Malone performed at Kylie Jenner’s 18th Birthday Party
During the same month he signed a record deal with Republic Records, Post Malone also performed at Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday party, where, interestingly enough, he met Kanye West. It was after this that the pair collaborated on the song “Fade,” which appeared on Kanye West’s album The Life of Pablo.
He’s got a ton of Music Awards and Nominations
Post Malone’s songs “Rockstar,” “Circles” and “Sunflower,” have earned him serval awards. He’s also been nominated for several Grammy Awards, with an estimated 60 million albums sold so far.
He has also received the honor of having his second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200. “Circles,” from his third album Bleeding, which was released in 2019, claimed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His song “Congratulations” received a Diamond Award from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Post Malone once Opened for Justin Bieber
During his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber invited Post Malone to open for him during his North American part of the tour. Apparently, Justin and Post were friends before this happened. It is reported that they also played jokes on each other during the tour.
He has Collaborated with Several Well-known Artists
Speaking of collaborations, Post Malone has collaborated with many of the most well-known artists in the music industry.
Here are a few of those collaborations:
- “Feel” – featuring Kehlani
- “Deja Vu” – featuring Justin Bieber
- “Rockstar” – featuring 21 Savage – this collaboration resulted in the first number one hits for both artists, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
- “Congratulations” – featuring Quavo
- “Sunflower” and “Spoil My Night” – featuring Swae Lee
- “One Right Now” – With The Weekend