Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He has gained acclaim for blending musical genres, introspective songwriting, and his laconic vocal style.Born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Grapevine, Texas, Malone first attained recognition following the release of his debut single "White Iverson" in 2015. He subsequently earned a recording contract with Republic Records, and "White Iverson" peaked at number 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and was later certified quadruple platinum.His debut studio album Stoney was released in 2016 and peaked at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was eventually certified triple platinum. The album contained the singles "I Fall Apart" and "Congratulations", which charted in the top twenty on the Hot 100. In 2018, he released its follow-up Beerbongs & Bentleys, which opened at number one on the Billboard 200, and broke several streaming records upon release. The album contained the single "Better Now", and the chart-topping songs "Rockstar" and "Psycho". It also opened to critical acclaim, and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
In 2018, he collaborated with Swae Lee on the song "Sunflower" for the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which also reached atop the Hot 100. He then released the song "Wow", which is widely believed to be the first single from his upcoming third studio album. The song peaked at number six on the Hot 100.