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Post Malone
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Post Malone
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Post Malone
(Photo : CC BY-ND 2.0)
Post Malone
(Photo : CC BY-ND 2.0)

In just a span of few years, Post Malone has become a musical force with many accolades to his name. While there’s a lot of debate related to the quality of his work, there can be no doubt related to his popularity. The artist, who started out in his teens, seems to have a lot up his sleeve and there’s nothing that could stop him. Here are some little known facts about the rapper:

  1.  He never had the intention to record his most popular song “White Iverson,” while he started writing the song. In fact, he wrote it just two days prior to recording the song.
  2.  Malone claimed that he came up with the name “White Iversion,” after getting braids in his hair. The name is a reference to the professional basketball player, Allen Iverson.
  3.  In August 2018, he broke the 34-year-old record of Michael Jackson for the most weeks on Billboard's Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums chart – “Thriller” with 76 weeks, with his very first studio album “Stoney” reaching its 77th week.
  4.  His own line of French rosé wine – Maison No. 9 was launched in May 2020, and was sold out in just two days after being made available for sale. The line of wine was actually named after his favorite tarot card, the Nine of Swords.
  5.  He claimed that he chose the name Post Malone as his stage name at the age of 14, with Post being his last name and Malone being the name he got through “Rap name Generator.”
  6.  However, there have been rumors that his stage name was a reference to the professional basketball player Karl Malone, which he has denied.
  7.  It has been reported that he has a significant role in the upcoming movie “Wrath of Man,” and that production of the movie has been completed. However, details about his role or the release date of the movie are yet to be revealed.
  8.  His concert at Denver's Pepsi Center proceeded as scheduled on March 12, 2020, with more than 20,000 fans, which is most likely the largest enclosed gathering the United States, before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.
  9.  Following the success of the concert, he received severe backlash for not cancelling the sold-out show, with all the rising concerns related to COVID-19 pandemic. Live Nation postponed his future tour dates immediately.
  10.  Austin Richard Post was born on July 4, 1995 to Richard Post and Nicole Frazier Lake, in Syracuse, New York. He was raised by his father and stepmother Jodie in Grapevine, Texas.
  11.  His early introductions to different genres of music, including rock, hip hop and country, was because of his father working as a DJ, before becoming the manager of Dallas Cowboys.
  12.  He credits his interest in learning guitar to “Guitar Hero,” the famous video game, as he taught himself at the very young age of 15. He went on to audition for the band – Crown the Empire.
  13.  He created his first mixtape – Young and After Them Riches, at the age of 16, using Audacity, which he showed to his classmates, who voted that he was “Most Likely to Become Famous.”
  14.  He dropped out of Tarrant County College and moved to Los Angeles, California, with Jason Probst, his longtime best friend. There, along with other producers and artists, the duo formed a group BLCKVRD and recorded music together.
  15.  The members moved into a house in San Fernando Valley, were he recorded his first single “White Iversion.” This house was robbed on September 1, 2018.
  16.  His second studio album “Beerbongs & Bentleys” broke the record for the most simultaneous top 20 entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, with nine songs peaking within the top 20 of the Hot 100. The record was previously shared by The Beatles and J. Cole, with six songs each.
  17.  Malone has often been called a “culture vulture” by various publications on social media for approaching “African-American culture.” He went on an intoxicated rant related to this in January 2018, and even claimed in an interview with GQ that “there’s a struggle being a white rapper.
  18.  His national TV debut was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with his performance of the song “Go Flex,” the third single from his debut studio album “Stoney,” on June 9, 2016.
  19.  A video went viral in March 2020 that showed Malone behaving oddly on stage to his song “I Fall Apart,” which led to several rumors about his well-being and health.
  20.  However, he denied any claims of drug usage and claimed that he was at his best, while his managed claimed that the said behavior was actually “part of an act.”
  21.  He wrote the song “Sunflower” for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which was also included in his third studio album “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” The song was nominated for “Record of the Year” as well as the “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
  22.  He was in consideration to be on XXL's "2016's Freshmen Class" magazine cover, but the XXL editor-in chief Vanessa Satten was told by his camp that “he wasn't paying attention to hip hop so much. He was going into more of a rock / pop / country direction.”
  23.  He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He owns a multimillion-dollar 12,700-square-foot home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Malone was in a romantic relationship with Ashlen Diaz, from 2015 to 2018.
  24.  Post Malone is known for his different tattoos that he has inked himself. He currently has a total of 77 tattoos, including his “Stay Away” tattoo above his right eyebrow and his “Always Tired” tattoo below his eyes.
  25.  His song “I Fall Apart” was never originally released as a single, but a video of the live performance went viral on the social media, garnering more than 7.9 million global views.
  26.  He was involved in a car crash as his white Rolls-Royce collided with another car, while driving through Santa Monica on September 8, 2018. There weren’t any severe injuries, while several people had to be treated for minor injuries.
  27.  He recorded his second single “Too Young” from his album “Stoney,” as a tribute to A$AP Yams and claims it to be a kind of ode to the deceased rapper.
  28.  During the 2016 Presidential election, he claimed that neither Donald Trump nor Hilary Clinton were fit to be the President of the United States, and expressed his support for Bernie Sanders.
  29.  He has a tattoo of Bob Dylan, whom he cities as an influence on his music, calling him a “genius” and “God.” Apart from Dylan, he also has tattoos of portraits of his favorite artists like Elvis Presley, Kurt Kobain, John Lennon and George Harrison, claiming that without these legends, he wouldn’t be making music right now.
  30.  Malone, along with lead guitarist Nick Mac, drummer Travis Barker and bassist Brian Lee, performed a live-streamed set of Nirvana covers in April 2020, from his home, raising over $5 million for the World Health Organization's COVID-19 relief fund.
  31.  Post Malone Net Worth: $24 Million

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