Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known for his introspective songwriting and laconic vocal style, Malone has gained acclaim for bending a range of genres including hip hop, R&B, pop, trap, rap rock, and cloud rap. He first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single “White Iverson”. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Republic Records.
Malone’s accolades include three American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award. Additionally, he has received six Grammy Award nominations during his career. In August 2020, Malone became the first ever solo artist to top both the Billboard Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts as a lead artist when “Circles” reached number one on the latter, with “Rockstar” having reached number on the former in 2017. Additionally, having reached the top spot in its 41st week on the chart, “Circles” holds the record for the longest climb to number one the Adult Contemporary airplay chart among songs by solo artists. Malone has received a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for “Congratulations”.
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