After reading this you will be a Posty fan

Post Malone performs at Infinite Energy Center on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP)

Post Malone, an American rapper, songwriter, singer, and actor, often crosses the divide of the music industry and even refers to his music as “genreless.” 

Since his first breakthrough success song “White Iverson,” Post Malone has taken his career to the next level, selling out arena shows across the world.

Here are 5 facts about Post Malone which may interest you:

  1. His Real Name is Austin Post

Post Malone was born as Austin Richard Post. He chose his stage name Post Malone with help from an online rap name generator. A music generator! And now his name is one of the most recognisable names in music history.

2. His Dad Rich Worked for the Dallas Cowboys

Though Post has played around the world, he hails from the eastern and southwestern United States. He lived in Syracuse, New York until he was nine years old when his dad got a job working for the Dallas Cowboys. The family then moved to Grapevine, Texas, a Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.

3. He Started as a Wedding DJ

Before making it big, Post could be regularly seen at weddings as a college student in Syracuse, playing requests for guests as a DJ. This kept him up to speed about all the evolutions going on in the industry.

4. His Fame was Predicted

Post’s senior class voted him “Most Likely To Become Famous.” This was after he had already started recording and releasing music at age 16.

5. He Spent $40,000 on Postmates in one Year

Ironically, Post Malone is Postmates’ biggest customer. Postmates is a food delivery company. It’s been reported that Post Malone spends more than $40,000 in a year through the app. They call him “Postmates Malone.”

Known for his variegated vocal styles, Malone has gained acclaim for blending genres and subgenres of pop, R&B, hip hop, and trap. His stage name was derived from inputting his birth name into a rap name generator. Post Malone’s songs “Rockstar,” “Circles” and “Sunflower,” have earned him serval awards. He’s also been nominated for several Grammy Awards, with an estimated 60 million albums sold so far. He has also received the honor of having his second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Growing up with parents who loved music, he always had an affinity for classic country and rock and roll. To this day, the old-time rockers serve as some of his biggest role modelsand the basis for his sound.

Post Malone opens up about his struggles with alcohol and anxiety.

Post Malone has sought to calm concerns over his health. At a concert in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday night, the rapper addressed fans’ concerns surrounding his recent behavior at shows and online speculation as to whether he might be experiencing substance abuse issues

After videos of Post Malone stumbling around on stage went viral and fans expressed concerns, he assured fans at one of his shows that he was doing OK. In fact, he even said that the “weird” behavior that fans saw was just a part of his performance.

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Post Malone is highly recognised for his honesty and ability to open up with his music, hence why so many people feel they can relate and that is why his music is so popular, especially with Gen-z.

Post Malone is “trying” to get help for his mental health issues.

The Congratulations hitmaker has become more aware of his mental wellbeing following the recent drug-related deaths of his rap peers and pals Mac Miller, Lil Peep, and Juice WRLD, and even though alcohol and cigarettes are now his only vices, Malone knows he has deep-seated issues he has to face head-on.

“That could have been me,” Malone told GQ magazine.

The 24-year-old, who is known for his emotional lyrics, revealed he has experienced periods of depression since he was a kid, even though at the time, they didn’t appear to be connected to any particular occurrence in his life.

“Middle school, I would cry myself to sleep every f**kin’ day,” he recalled. “High school, the same thing. I tried to drink some beers to get rid of that s**t, but it just never goes away. And I don’t think that’s anybody’s fault; it has to do with something predisposed in you.”

Malone described himself as “f**kin’ crazy”, confessing his rapid rise to fame has only “exacerbated” his tendency to go wild, and although he knows he needs to take control of his mental health, he worries undergoing treatment may affect his creative output.

Asked if he is “getting help for his mental health problems”, he replied, “I am, now – I’m trying. It’s difficult. Through my songs, I can talk about whatever I want. But sitting here, face-to-face, it’s difficult.”

Another personal struggle Malone has faced is his lack of self-esteem, with him confessing his face tattoos are all part of his effort to make himself feel better about his looks.

The many designs the rapper has had inked on his head include a knife, tree branches, a heart, and the words “always” and “tired” tattooed under each eye.

Post Malone confirms birth of baby girl and reveals he’s engaged:

The ‘Cooped Up’ hitmaker, 26, casually announced the news during an interview on Sirius XM’s Howard Stern Show, just over a month after news broke that he was expecting his first child.

“I woke up at 2.30 in the afternoon (then) I went and kissed my baby girl,” explained Post. When asked whether he was referring to his girlfriend, he confirmed, “Nah, that’s my daughter.”

Not only did Post confirm the birth of his little girl, but he also expanded on his relationship with his girlfriend, confirming that she is now in fact his fiancée as the pair are engaged!

The identity of Post’s fiancée remains unknown, although he was recently photographed in public with a woman who fans believe to be her.

With Post Malone now expecting a child and soon to be married, he is now on the mend, continuing with music and sobering from alcohol and his drug abuse.

Written and published by Lauren Burger