Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He is known for his introspective songwriting and laconic vocal style, Post has gained acclaim for bending a range of genres including pop, trap, hip hop, folk, and rock. He first attained recognition in 2015 following the release of his debut single "White Iverson". He subsequently signed a recording contract with Republic Records.
Post's debut album Stoney (2016), which was trap and cloud rap focused, was a commercial success and featured the hit single "Congratulations". In 2018, the album broke the record for most weeks on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart after it reached its 77th week on the chart. Post's second album Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and broke several streaming records upon release. Featuring the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Rockstar" and "Psycho", it was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammy Awards.