Post Malone – artist of the month
January is always a lean time for new music releases, however The Man That Cannot Stop Recording Songs has released a new track called ‘Wow.’. His Mum calls him Austin Richard Post, but you’d know him as Post Malone.
If you’re not familiar with the work of this 23 year old Texan rapper, here are some facts for you:
- He was the second most-streamed artist in the world in 2018
- Two of his tracks were in the top 5 most-streamed songs worldwide
- He has had over 4 billion YouTube views (and gets on average 10 million views a day)
- His debut album ‘Stoney’ has beaten Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ for the most consecutive weeks in the Billboard top 10 (a record that stood for 34 years)
- He has many face tattoos, including ‘Always’ below his right eye and ‘Tired’ under his left eye. He once said in an interview: “I tried to do something that’s relatively the same length of letters. I guess ‘always’ is more letters than ‘tired,’ but I was tired so I didn’t realise.”
‘Wow.’ was released on Christmas eve and already has over 84 million Spotify streams.
Listen to Post Malone here or on Spotify:
Previous artist of the month – Winston Surfshirt