Known for his face tattoos and changing the face of hip hop, Post Malone became popular because of his unique music style that blends country and hip hop. He is also known for breaking Michael Jackson’s record in Billboard hip hop album charts. Find out Post Malone net worth, success story, and how he changed the definition of SoundCloud rappers.
Celebrity Name: Post Malone
Real Name: Austin Richard Post
Birth Date: July 4, 1995
Current Age: 25
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York
Parents: Rich Post and stepmother Jodie
Sibling/s: half-brother Jordan Lake
Height: 6′ (184 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84kg)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Relationship Status: Single
Dated: Ashlen Diaz
Post Malone Net Worth 2020: $14 million
Austin Richard Post was exposed to many genres of music because his father, Rich Post, worked as a DJ before. His love for different genres grew and it includes country, hip hop, and rock. The whole family moved to Grapevine, Texas when Post reached nine. That was because his father had the wonderful opportunity of becoming the manager of concessions for Dallas Cowboys.
From then on, Post Malone continued to pursue his passion for music. He learned to play the guitar thanks to the video game Guitar Hero. However, it did not work out for him very well. He tried to audition for Crown the Empire but he did not make it. That is because the guitar strings broke while he was auditioning.
Post recovered and made it into a heavy metal band. This became his first entry into professional musicb but he prefers emo music and softer rock. He appeared as a DJ, like his father, and played My Chemical Romance songs at an emo music festival. Then, he went experimenting into hip hop and soft rock using FL Studio. One might think that the Post Malone net worth is still far from his reach at this point.
As for his rapper name, he said he got the name “Post Malone” from a rap name generator website. Many fans thought the name was a homage to “The Mailman” Karl Malone, professional basketball player for Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers.
White Iverson and Stoney
When Post Malone moved to Los Angeles, he and other artists formed the music group named BLCKVRD. He wrote “White Iverson” and, impressively after two days, recorded it. The title of the song is referring to another famous basketball player, Allen Iverson. Post uploaded the song on SoundCloud and then released its music video. “White Iverson” was well received and was even praised by the likes of Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa.
The music video got a million views and, as a result, record labels reached out to Post Malone for a recording deal. The SoundCloud rapper got a contract with Republic Records. This helped boost his influence and gave him the opportunities to work with plenty of prominent rappers – 50 Cent, Kanye West, Young Thug, and many more. Post Malone even performed at the party of Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday.
He was also invited as opening act for Justin Beiber’s Purpose World Tour. By this time, one can already tell that Post Malone net worth is growing. The pair also worked on “Déjà vu.” His other songs such as “I Fall Apart” and “Congratulations” made it to the Billboard Top 100 Hits. These songs were featured in Stoney and were crucial in the album getting double platinum.
Beerbongs & Bentleys
“Rockstar” was the first single from Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys album. The song features 21 Savage and it reached top one on the Billboard Hot 100. This lasted for eight consecutive weeks. Rolling Stone even went to praise Post Malone and mentioned that he is “one of the most popular musicians in the country” in 2017.
He released another song called “Pyscho” featuring Ty Dolla Sign. It became a popular pick, reaching to number 2 of the Billboard Hot 100. With these two songs, it was no surprise that Beerbongs & Bentleys got 78.7 million streams on Spotify. Later, the album was certified platinum and you can probably already tell how much Post Malone net worth is.
Beerbongs & Bentleys received multiple nominations and awards including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.
Post Malone is currently working on his third album Hollywood’s Bleeding and a festival in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, he is going to have a collaboration with Mac Miller and many other prominent artists.
In terms of achievements, he broke Michael Jackson’s record for Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums Chart. Michael Jackson’s Thriller held the spot for 76 weeks over 34 years. Stoney broke it by reaching 77+ weeks.
Post Malone net worth can even maintain a record label and a film company, two of which he is working on right now.
He was invited to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where his song “Sunflower” was featured. The song was a collaboration with Swae Lee and was included in the soundtrack for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” movie.
Post Malone Tattoos
A very distinctive feature of Post Malone are his tattoos. He inked some of them on his own while others were done by his friends. Probably the most noteworthy ones are his face tattoos. Barded wire on his forehead, heart, Playboy bunny, gauntlet, bloody buzzsaw, and smiley face are ones that you can find. The first one he got was the Playboy Bunny.
He also has “Stay Away” near the right eyebrow. The words “Always” and “Tired” are tattooed under each of his eyes while below his chin is the name of his first album “STONEY.” His hands and fingers are covered by tattoos of artists’ that inspired him. Located on his arm is a tattoo of Lil Peep’s face. He also has a tattoo of a sword and another one is a snake wrapping a rifle.
“There’s always going to be setbacks and there’s always going to be knockdowns and there’s always going to be people telling you: hey you suck.”
“We should just come together as people. I think it’s really important to come together as humans.”
“Worked so hard, forgot how to vacation.”