Mike Posner, originally known as Michael Robert Henrion Posner is a renowned American singer, songwriter, and producer. He is widely known for his 2015 release ‘I took a pill in Ibiza’.
While the song did receive backlash for its lyrics, it is a must in any club as it resonates with party lovers.
Mike Posner has also co-written many well-known songs such as ‘Boyfriend’ (for the Canadian superstar Justin Bieber), ‘Sugar’ (for Maroon 5), etc.
He has also been featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Music (2018) list. According to the sources, the Mike Posner net worth is $8 million.
Mike Posner Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Date of Birth||12 February 1988|
|Source of Wealth||Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Record producer|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Last Updated||January 2021|
Mike Posner was born on February 12, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan. His father, Jon Posner, was a criminal defense lawyer.
He also has a sister named Emily Posner, who is six years older than him. His father was Jewish while his mother is a Christian.
Mike Posner was a student of Bingham Farms Elementary School in his childhood and attended Duke University to pursue his degree in Sociology.
He was in the fraternity of Sigma Nu when he attended Duke. He earned a GPA of 3.6 when he graduated.
Mike Posner started his musical journey while he was still at Duke University. His first mixtape was actually recorded in the dorm room of his university. He released his mixtape, A Matter of Time, only when he was in his junior year.
Surprisingly, his mixtape was able to achieve the number one position in iTunes U chart. After that, there was no going back for him.
He signed a contract with J -Records in July 2009 after Jay-Z flew him to New York.
Posner’s debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff (released in August 2010), gathered more attention than anyone ever imagined.
Not only the first single, ‘Cooler Than Me’, peaked at the 6th position of Billboard Hot 100, he also started performing in multiple musical events.
Many other tracks such as “Bow Chica Wow Wow” and “Please Don’t Go’ also experienced tremendous success in Billboard.
However, this incredible success eventually started weighing in as Posner became quite overwhelmed. He started struggling with depression during this period and also became quite concerned about his appearance.
Moreover, two of his albums: “Sky high” and “Pages” were canceled by his former label (RCA Records as J-Records were disbanded).
As a result, Posner decided to take a break. During this time, he wrote songs for multiple big names such as Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Labrinth, etc.
Mike Posner came back to the picture with his 2015 hit “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”.
From gaining a Grammy nomination to rocking the Billboard Top 100 worldwide, this track gave him all the success he deserved.
Posner also made a Remix version with Norwegian Producer Seeb which gathered tremendous attention in social media.
From radio to clubs, this song truly won the people over and made him iconic!
Highlights and Achievement
- His second mixtape, “A Matter Of Time” reached the first position after being released in iTunes U chart
- Mike Posner received ASCAP Awards in 2011, for his release “Cooler Than
- His biggest hit, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,”, remix version was able to reach the Top 10 in 27 countries worldwide
- “I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)”, music video currently holds 1.3 billion views on YouTube
- The song also peaked at no. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100
- Posner also won his first nomination for song of the year with “ I Took A Pill In Ibiza” in the 59th Grammy Awards
- Posner and Blackbear (originally named Matthew Mustow), started a duo named Mansionz, which focused on R&B and alternative hip-hop
- His first poetry book was released in 2007 named “Teardrops and Balloons”
Age, Height, and Weight
Mike Posner is a 33-year-old American guy who weighs around 169 lbs. (77 kg). His height is 1.70 m (5 feet 10 inches) and he has light brown hair.
The 33-year-old singer is still unmarried. When it comes to his love life, there is not much to talk about. In his 2016, in The Mirror interview, the American songwriter said he is too busy for love.
Though many of his songs may suggest he was in a messy relationship before, currently he is single and there is no mentioning of his lady love anywhere.
However, he prefers a ‘normal’ girl as he had mentioned before that ‘celebrity girls are not his cup of tea.
Another important event in his life was the departure of his father, Jon Posner.
After battling with cancer for a long period, Mike Posner’s father passed away in 2019. This impacted him deeply as he decided to take part in a walking event across America.
He received a lot of attention from the press and media regarding his walk. He started his walk from New Jersey (Asbury Park) on 15th April 2019.
However, during this walk, he was bitten by a rattlesnake in Colorado on August 7. He was admitted to a local hospital to receive treatment. Even after that, he finished his 2800 miles long walk in 8 months on October 18, at Venice Beach.
Mike Posner received many comments for his most successful release “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”.
While many people were against this release as they believed it encouraged drug abuse, Posner actually talked about his regrets in this song.
However, Ibiza tourism was also bothered by this release as they invited Posner to Ibiza in order to clear their image.
Mike Posner Net Worth in 2021
Currently, Mike Posner’s net worth is around $8 million. His latest release was in 2019, a mixtape named “Keep Going”, which reflected his whole walk across the journey.
However, Posner has already teased the release of a new album on his Instagram, named “Operation: Wake Up”.
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