Mike Posner is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Some of his popular songs are Cooler than Me, Please Don’t Go, and I Took a Pill in Ibiza. He is also a member of Mansionz with Matthew Musto.
Early Life of Mike Posner
Michael Robert Henrion Posner was born on February 12, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan. His late father, Jon Posner was a criminal defense lawyer. He died on January 11, 2017.
Posner’s mother's name is Roberta Henrion. He has a sister named Emily Henrion Posner who is a civil rights attorney.
He is an American and his ethnicity is white.
Mike completed his high school studies from Groves High School where he ran varsity track and cross-country.
He attended and graduated from Duke University. He got his undergraduate degree in Sociology.
How old is Mike Posner?
Mike Posner’s age is 31, as of 2019.
Personal Life: Girlfriend, Breakup, Depression
Mike Posner is single, as of 2019. He is currently taking a national hike from New Jersey to California with Across America. Out of 2833 miles, Posner has already completed more than 1600 miles.
Posner was previously in a deep relationship with a mystery girl but broke up with her around early 2018 for an unknown reason.
In an interview with Forbes, he mentioned how through his album, A Real Good Kid, he got the therapy for his mental state after his break up, fellow musician-friend Avicii's death and other upsetting events:
“So I very begrudgingly went along with this process, then s**t kept happening. Me and my girlfriend split up, then Avicii died, I had a friend who had his own drug scare. So then it became songs about this stuff that's happening in real time. I know it's so cliche, but it was my therapy. That's where I was putting that sadness and anger at the time.”
How tall is Mike Posner?
Mike Posner has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m)
Mike Posner ‘s Career
Posner began his career as a record producer with rapper Big Sean, who was his hometown friend. In 2009, Mike released a second mixtape, A Matter of Time, which started getting him recognized in the music industry.
In July 2009, a record deal was signed between J Records (RCA/Sony) and Mike, while he was still at Duke University.
In August 2010, Mike Posner’s debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, was released. His first single, Cooler Than Me reached number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
On October 7, 2011, his record J Records was disbanded so Posner was acquired under RCA Records. After the success of his first album, he struggled getting used to the spotlight and slipped into depression.
Due to this, he took a break from making music and started writing and producing songs. Some of his songs are Sugar for Maroon 5 and Boyfriend for Justin Bieber. He has also written for other artists like Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Nick Jonas, and Avicii.
On April 15, 2015, Mike Posner released I Took a Pill in Ibiza that was later remixed by Norwegian duo SeeB. The song has more than a billion streams on Spotify and topped many charts around the world.
On May 6, 2016, Mike Posner released his second album, At Night, Alone and proceeded to release his third album, A Real Good Kid, on January 18, 2019.
Net Worth of Mike Posner
Mike Posner has accumulated quite a wealth from his albums and songwriting skills.
Posner’s first album sold 29,000 copies on its first week while more than 177,000 copies were already sold till April 2016.
His third album, A Real Good Kid, released early in 2019, sells at $13.41 for the Audio/CD version.
Looking at all his accomplishments as a singer, songwriter and record producer, Mike Posner has an estimated net worth of $8 million, as of 2019.