Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone, is celebrating his 25th birthday today, July 4th. Born outside of Syracuse and known for his combination of pop-trap and rock balladry, Malone has been one of the quickest rising stars of the past five years since his 2015 single “White Iversion” went viral after gaining recognition on SoundCloud.
Voted “most likely to succeed” by his high school graduating class, Post got an early start in music learning guitar at the age of nine. Before making his first beats in the audio workstation FL Studios, Malone spent time in various heavy metal and screamo scene bands- a background that has helped fortify and define his style.
Known for combining the music he grew up on, such as grunge and indie rock with trap-beat instrumentals and pop-rock song structures, Post Malone has earned numerous spots on the Billboard 100 and several Grammy Nominations. The cloud rap anthem, “Congratulations” featuring Quavo, off Posty’s 2016 Stoney album led the pop singer to nab his first Grammy nomination at the 61st edition of the Awards. Although passed up for the win, “Congratulations,” has garnered the Upstate native worldwide recognition.
In Septemberr of 2019, Post Malone released his most recent album Hollywood’s Bleeding which included hit songs such as “Circles” and “Sunflower” featuring Swae Lee which was also part of the soundtrack for the recent Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse Marvel animated movie soundtrack.
Most recently, Post Malone has been performing livestream performances including his full band nirvana cover set which featured Travis Barker of Blink 182 on drums.
Have a great 25th birthday Post Malone!