Austin Richard Post professionally known as Post Malone was born on July 4, 1995, in Syracuse, New York. Post stated he has Native American ancestry on The Breakfast Club in 2016. He was raised by his father, Rich Post, and his stepmother, Jodie. His father had been a disc jockey in his youth and introduced Post to many different genres of music including hip-hop, country, and rock.
He has gained acclaim for blending musical genres including pop, trap, and rock his introspective songwriting, and his laconic vocal style. Born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Grapevine, Texas, Post first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single “White Iverson” which peaked in the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. He subsequently earned a recording contract with Republic Records.
As of 2019, Post has sold 60 million records in the US. He has received a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry association of America (RIAA) for “Congratulations” He has won two American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award and an MTV Video Music Awards, and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.