Right now on an unstoppable roll of success. There’s no doubt that Post Malone is one of the biggest megastars of our time. One who breaks all kinds of streaming records. One who never fails to deliver the goods his fans didn’t know they needed, in combinations we hardly knew even existed. His unmistakable and creative merge of hip hop, trap, country, pop and rock – Malone prefers to describe his music as ”genre-less” – has earned him a number of gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications. And you can tell why. He has a unique gift for catchy melodies and choruses you can’t forget, yet at the same time often wrap his songs in a dark and melancholy mood that won’t leave the listener alone.
Austin Richard Post was born on July 4, 1995, in Syracuse, New York, but moved to Grapevine, Texas, as a kid. His classmates once voted him Most Likely to Become Famous. They weren’t wrong. These days he lives in Los Angeles and ever since the now classic debut single White Iverson in 2015, Post Malone has been a familiar face to anyone who’s slightly interested in contemporary music. At this point he’s had three massive albums in a row – Stoney (2016), Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019) – and the guy has barely started. There’s no telling where all this will end, especially considering that Hollywood’s Bleeding was his best and most poignant effort so far. Or, as Los Angeles Times put it: ”It’s not just that Malone is separating out his various influences; he also seems determined to make each song a complete emotional experience, with higher highs and lower lows.”