Who Is Post Malone? The Hugely Successful Tattooed Hip Hop Artist

Everything you need to know about the 'Better Now' singer.

Who Is Post Malone? The Hugely Successful Tattooed Hip Hop Artist

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Post Malone has been a massive name in music over the last couple of years, gaining a large following and consistently charting when he releases. 

Aside from his music, Post is known for his face tattoos and love for beer and cigarettes, but there’s more to him than that. Read on to find out more about Post Malone.

Post Malone Quick Facts

Name: Austin Richard Post
Age: 27 years old
DoB: 4th July 1995
Nationality: American
Height: 6 feet 2 inches / 1.84m
Net worth: $45 million (estimated)
Instagram: @postmalone – 22.5m followers
TikTok: @postmalone – 11.6m followers
Twitter: @PostMalone – 6.5m followers

Who is Post Malone?

Austin Post, better known as Post Malone, is an American singer and rapper who is known for his versatile ability and blending of genres such as pop, hip-hop and R&B. He found his first recognition from his debut single, White Iverson, which he wrote in just two days. The single made it to #14 on the US Billboard charts and hit 1 million streams on SoundCloud within a month of release.

While his music may not be to everyone’s taste, Post Malone is undoubtedly a talented singer who can make music in a range of different genres. Below you can see him covering Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right back in 2013, a couple of years before he became famous.

Post Malone Music

Post Malone first found an interest in music when he started playing the guitar at 14, after being inspired by Guitar Hero. He released his first mixtape Young and After Them Riches, when he was 16, showing classmates who eventually voted him the “Most Likely to Become Famous” in his senior year.

He moved to LA after dropping out of college and started collaborating with artists until his single White Iverson blew up. The single received praise from Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa and saw him get attention from record labels which allowed him to start working with acclaimed musicians like 50 Cent, Kanye West and Young Thug.  

Post achieved his first big commercial success with his track ‘rockstar’ featuring 21 Savage. The song hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and broke the single-week streaming record on Apple Music with over 25 million streams. It was also Post Malone and 21 Savage’s first #1 song.

From there, he’s seen continued success, with his debut album Stoney going triple platinum and topping Michael Jackson’s record for most weeks on top of the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart when it hit 77 weeks (MJ’s Thriller held the top spot for 76 weeks). He’s also continued to collaborate with a variety of musicians, including Travis Scott, Future and Ozzy Osbourne.  

Interestingly, when it comes to inspiration, Posty has a bit of a different strategy than most musicians, claiming he writes 60% of his lyrics on the toilet.

Post Malone Tattoos

Just some of Post Malone’s face tattoos.

It’s pretty obvious Post has a lot of tattoos – he’s reportedly got 79 tattoos currently on his body – from celebrity portraits (including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Kurt Cobain) to face tattoos and everything in between. The majority of Post Malone’s tattoos, he has done himself or had friends ink onto him.

His remarkable tattoo transformation throughout his career can be seen here.

Post Malone Net Worth

Post Malone’s hits have earnt him quite a bit of money, with his net worth estimated at $45m, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Post Malone with one of his many cars, a Ford GT.

Apart from music, he’s also collaborated with brands such as Crocs and Arnette, run his own festival (Posty Fest), and has launched his own line of French rosé wine Maison No. 9 (which sold over 50,000 bottles in just two days of pre-sale.

He also has a partnership with Bud Light, appearing in some of their TV ads and on a limited run of cans.

This money has allowed him to buy some pretty impressive stuff, including a $3 mansion (which doubles as a bunker), a $4m+ car collection and a $1.1m Richard Millie.

Post Malone Family

Post Malone recently revealed he is engaged and has a daughter, although he has mostly kept his life private and wants his child to be able to “make her own decisions”.

His current girlfriend/fiancé hasn’t been revealed publicly, but her name is believed to be Jamie. His previous girlfriends include Korean rapper MLMA and mode Kano Shimpo.

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