Move on the interface between hip-hop, RB and College Pop, returns of US singer and songwriters Mike Posner this year back in the spotlight: Six years after the debut album "31 Minutes To Takeoff"He has with the remix of"I Took A Pill In Ibiza"Presented a global mega-hit - over 50 million streams alone Spotify - And currently working on his new album.
Whether Mike Posner now more representative of the hip-hop, the pop, the RB or recently even the dance camp imputes, doing strictly speaking little to the point - because the 28-year-old has always combined all these things in his music to realize its motto: "Relate Love Inspire..." It started for the February 12, 1988 in Detroit born and in the suburb Southfield grown singer and songwriter in the last decade at the Duke University in North Carolina. During the week he studied there diligently sociology and economics, on weekends he performed in ever larger venues and set to music in his music themes that could not only identify his fellow students. The mix of inspiring (= Inspire) texts, with which people could identify (= Relate), already made his first mixtape "Reflections Of A Lost Teen"And"A Matter Of Time"(2009) To clandestine hits (= Love) at its rapidly growing college fan base that he reached the way to an intelligent distribution: He used the Learning Resources Platform iTunes U, actually fOr scientific material arranged and made about his mixtapes as Free Download Available - # 1 in the iTunes U charts there was pre-programmed course. The title of another Mixtapes expressed its position between the university, connecting peers and pop world quite well to the point: "One Foot Out The Door"
In the music industry got Posner, who with his mixtapes before shooting Big Sean had, in fact soon a foot in the door and signed his first contract, but put it before the release of their debut album through an incredibly good Graduation in Sociology. In late summer 2010 He stood with his debut album "31 Minutes to Takeoff" raring "Cooler Than Me"The most successful single of this album, has sold three million times, went straight to number six on the US charts and also made him internationally famous overnight: Top-5 in UK, Ireland and New Zealand, this country Top 25 and a place in the top 100 of the charts of the year. The album entered the US Top 10th
"Please Do not Go"Was the next hit-coupling with sales in the millions, but broke up soon after his label, thereby also Posner should hang for long periods in the air: Two whole albums incurred in the meantime, he reported only in February 2016 compared to the Billboard Magazine - Material had disappeared ultimately in any drawers. Publications and evidence for his hit-sense there was still plenty of them because in the past FIVE years Posner was extremely productive as a songwriter and has hits fOr Maroon 5 ( "Sugar") Justin Bieber ( "Boyfriend") 2 Chainz, Pharrell Williams, Wiz Khalifa, Nelly, Nick Jonas, Travis Porter, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, Avicii and other heavyweights of the current pop and hip-hop landscape written. He also gave his fans in the meantime the mixtape "The Layover"More singles (among others"The Way It Used To Be") And graduated acclaimed (unplugged-) concerts.
Just one year ago then cleared his label situation and it could go on. FOr the EP "The Truth"(2015), On its current mega-hit "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" was also represented, Posner chose to begin its e-mail distribution as a distribution channel and thus laid the foundation for the real Career Takeoff: The by the Norwegian duo Seeb Customised Remix version the minimalist acoustic tracks sprinkled in January 2016 even the mark of 50 million streams in Spotify. Even with YouTube recorded the clip already far over 10 million views, and in addition to various first prizes (among others no. 1 Holland, number 1 Norway) Gave it in Sweden, Norway and Denmark total equal to seven platinum awards! The opening line of "I Took a pill in Ibiza / to show Avicii I was cool / and when I finally got sober / felt 10 years older / But fuck it, it what something to do" knows now everyone, it also recorded its clips to "Looks Like Sex" and "Cooler Than Me" together around 20 million YouTube views.
Although not yet known release date, it can not last much longer with the second studio album now. "I'm currently nothing more than music. All day long, just music," Posner recently told the Billboard Magazine. The fact that he very much more relies on introspection than before, he has already proven his current hit single ...
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