Post Malone, the multi-talented American hip-hop star has made a mark through his unique music style. He isn’t just a rapper, but also a songwriter and record producer. His exceptional combination of different genres of music has made him a rare gem in the American entertainment industry. The New York rapper came into the limelight following the release of his first hit single titled White Iverson in 2015.
He has collaborated with several top artists including Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Quavo, and Kanye West, just to mention a few. Following his impressive performance alongside 21 Savage on his second album Rockstar, Malone received an award for the Top Rap Song at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Learn more about the multi-talented rapper below.
Biography – Age, Ethnicity
Born Austin Richard Post on July 4, 1995, he grew up partly in New York and Texas in the United States. He is of mixed ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He grew up in Syracuse, New York and when he was nine, his family moved to Grapevine, Texas where he attended Grapevine High School. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Tarrant County College; nevertheless, he abandoned his studies and moved to Los Angeles to focus on his music career.
Inspired by his disc jockey father, the talented rapper developed a keen interest in music from a very tender age. He went for his first audition for the Crown the Empire band in 2010. Although he lost in the audition, Malone continued to improve his music skills, thus recording his first music at the age of 16. Along with his friend Jason Probst, Malone went to Los Angeles where he kicked off his professional music career.
Malone and his friend Probst collaborated with several other artists to form the music group called BLCKVRD. He dropped his first hit single titled White Inversion for which he garnered fame in February 2015. Just a few weeks after its release, the song recorded millions of views on SoundCloud and also attracted several record labels as well as popular artists including Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. After a while, Malone signed a deal with Republic Records.
During the event of Kylie Jenner’s birthday on August 10, 2015, Malone was asked to perform at the party. There, he met Kanye West who later offered the outstanding rapper a spot on his album The Life of Pablo. Subsequently, Malone collaborated with several other music stars including 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, and Young Thug, among others. He made the opening show for Justin Bieber’s Music Tour titled Purpose World Tour in 2016. He further released his first mixtape called August 26; and a single track titled Go Flex which he performed during his national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live the same year.
Post Malone’s first album Stoney that was released in December 2016 recorded commercial success, thus, finishing at No 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was also featured on the top 100 hits. The following year, alongside 21 Savage, he released his next album titled Rockstar. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight weeks consecutively.
In February 2018, Malone made his third entry on the Billboard top 10 following the release of his song titled Psycho alongside Ty Dolla Sign. The song took the No 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He further released his second album titled Beerbongs & Bentleys in April 2018. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA while it held the first-day streaming record of over 78.7 million streams worldwide. Alongside 21 Savage, Malone also won an award for the Top Rap Song during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. He also revealed his plans of starting a record label and film production coy soon.
Family: Parents and Daughter
Malone was born to Italian-American parents. His father Rich Post previously worked as a disc jockey (DJ) and Dallas Cowboys Concessions manager while his stepmother is Jodie Post. There’s no information regarding his biological mother, however, his maternal grandfather named John Carlo Pavetto was born to Italian Parents. Malone was inspired so much by his father, who exposed him to different styles of music. He had an interest in country music initially but later settled for rap music.
Furthermore, there were rumours saying that the rapper has a wife and a daughter. Apparently, that is not true; Malone is still very much single and yet to be married. As far as we know, Malone is currently enjoying a blissful relationship with his girlfriend.
Who is Post Malone’s Girlfriend?
Post Malone has won the heart of many ladies with his jaw-dropping albums. Although he has been in the spotlight for a long while, nothing much is known about his love life. His appearance in different photos with many ladies has got him involved in so many rumours. The much we know about his love life is that the talented rapper has been dating a lady named Ashlen Diaz. Diaz is an American brand promoter, born on December 19, 1995, in Texas, United States.
Malone and Ashlen met in 2015 and after a while, the lovebirds began their relationship. They were featured on The Breakfast Show in 2015 and 2016. They were also spotted together during the Purpose World Tour of Justin Bieber in 2017. A glimpse at Malone’s Instagram story will show you that the duo has been experiencing a blissful relationship.
His Height and Body Measurements
Post Malone is very tall, handsome, and has an excellent personality. The rapper has got many of his female fans tripping with his cute and charming smile. He stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 m) and has a body weight of 85 kg (187 lbs). In addition to that, he has incredible body measurements (chest-waist-biceps) of 42-35-14 inches. He also has blue eyes, blond hair and gold teeth. He has tattoos on his body including the portrait of late John F Kennedy, the former United States President.