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Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He gained his fame for blending different music genres, his introspective songwriting, and his astonishing vocal range. He was born is Syracuse, New York and raised in Grapevine, Texas. His debut single White Iverson hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, and later was certified quadruple platinum. This allowed him to get a recording contract with Republic Records later that year.
He released his debut studio album Stoney in December 2016 which climbed to number 6 on the Billboard 200, and was soon certified triple platinum. The album had positive critical success, and contained the top 10 singles Congratulations and I Fall Apart. His second album Beerbongs and Bentleys, was released in 2018 and featured the singles Rockstar and Psycho. Both songs peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top 100, while the album opened at number 1 on the Billboard 200. It also broke multiple streaming records and was certified double platinum.
Post has a number of tattoos that he inked himself and has also given tattoos to several friends and acquaintances. His first tattoo was a playboy bunny, which was inspired by Justin Bieber. He also has tattoos on his hands and fingers of the artists that inspired him. He also has a snake coiled around a rifle on his triceps in honor of the 2nd amendment, along with the face of deceased rapper Lil Peep on his arm. Along with all of those tattoos he has a number of face tattoos including a line of barbed wire on his forehead, a smiley face and a playboy bunny under his right eye, the words Stay Away above his right eyebrow, the words Always Tired under both of his eyes, and a dagger on the left side of his face.
Post Malone, although different from the other artists making music today, is one of the most successful up and coming people in the music business. He has a huge fan base and his concerts contain up to 30,000 people or more. His music has impacted many and sends powerful messages.