You might have seen the name Post Malone floating around on social media, or even in the news. But who exactly is Post Malone? Born Austin Richard Post, this musician’s 2016 single White Iverson propelled him to worldwide fame, and it’s likely you know at least one of his songs—the song Rockstar with 21 Savage came out in 2017, and the song Psycho with Ty Dolla $ign came out in 2018. Who exactly is Post Malone? If you want to learn more about this famous rapper, keep reading!


His background
Austin Richard Post, better known by his stage name Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. He has garnered a significant online following since he started streaming music through SoundCloud in 2014. His debut single White Iverson peaked at number 14 on Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified quadruple platinum for sales of over 4 million copies in the United States.

His first single with FKi
White Iverson (2016) peaked at number 14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and earned platinum certification from RIAA for selling over one million copies. Following his success with White Iverson, he released his debut album Stoney in December 2016, which debuted at number six on Billboard 200. Rockstar featuring 21 Savage, which was released as a single from his album went on to top Billboards Hot 100 becoming his first number one hit.


He won an MTV VMA in 2017
As one of today’s biggest rappers, 21-year-old Austin Richard Post continues to see major success. The White Iverson hitmaker picked up his first Moonman for Best Hip Hop Video for his song Rockstar, which also earned him an MTV Video Vanguard Award in 2017.


White Iverson becomes a hit
White Iverson has become a huge hit, and one of its main contributors has been No I.D., who was asked to produce some tracks on Stoney. I’m responsible for almost every track that’s important on there, he said in an interview with Complex. The song ‘White Iverson,’ I basically did all those beats and ideas.


Is he really from Ireland?
The singer’s middle name may be Francis, but he was actually born in Syracuse, New York. If you want to know where his from Ireland claim comes from, listen to his breakout single White Iverson: I might buy a one-way ticket / And go back home just to spite ya, he raps. Sounds like more than a little Irish resentment to us.

With the release of his debut album, he breaks several records
It’s #1 on iTunes in over 100 countries, making it by far the most successful first-week album release of 2018 so far. It also debuts at #1 on Billboard’s 200, making him only one of five hip-hop artists to debut at that position since 2010; additionally, he has three songs in Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart simultaneously. Post Malone has received comparisons to Childish Gambino, Lana Del Rey and Lil Uzi Vert from multiple journalists.