Michael Robert Henrion Posner is an American artist who writes, produces and sings song.
He became famous after writing his major hit “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”.
Michael was born on February 12, 1988 in Michigan. He was born in Detroit, but was raised in Southfield, either way in Michigan.
He doesn’t have much siblings, just one sister who was born in 1982.
He grew up in a confused family, religion-wise. His dad was Jewish and his mother was Catholic. Posner says that this didn’t affect his choices in any way.
He attended the Bingham Farms Elementary School and he was involved into athletics. Later he graduater in Groves High School and enrolled into a uni called Duke University.
He was a member of Sigma Nu.
Mike got a major in Sociology with a great GPA, but didn’t find himself in working in that area his whole life.
Mike didn’t start his career by singing, he started it in 2008 when he got into producing.
He was really happy to work with Big Sean, who was his friend who lived nearby during his childhood.
He produced a few tracks on Big Sean’s debut mixtape and, as Big Sean was already pretty big, he got recognition for his work.
Posner did make two mixtapes of his own called Refledctions of a Lost Teen and A Matter of Time. The mixtapes weren’t really big until 2009 when they started to gain attention by fellow producers.
He worked with DJ Benzi and they recorded the mixtape through their uni with a record label called Small Town Records. The name of this 2009 hit was “Mike Posner & the Brain Trust”. The second part is about his fans.
They put it up to download on iTunes for no cost. Mike wasn’t the only one that produced that album, but surely got the most attention out of all of them. He started to gain a fanbase and a became very respected.
J Records reached to him in July the same year and he had a project that he had to do while still in uni and touring on the weekends.
His third solo mixtape was called “One Foot Out the Door” and it was released in October. Mike also made a series which were paired up with the mixtape.
One song at a time, Michael finally made his debut album. It was called “31 Minutes to Takeoff” and it was released in the summer of 2010.
The intro single “Cooler Than Me” was not only popular amongst his fans, but also popular amongst the nation which rated it in top 10 at Billboard’s lists.
Posner got a few chances to perform while he was at music festivals such as Bonnaroo and so on.
His next songs, “Please Don’t Go” and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” again worked their way up to the top of the lists by various magazines.
Lil Wayne offered Posner a re-making of one of his songs and he decided to add a verse with Lil singing.
Mike won a ASCAP Award which made him really emotional and he says that he finally realized will he be able to make a living by making these songs.
There were complications with Posner’s previous record label and he ended up working with RCA Records. He didn’t have any trouble with them, anyway.
Posner didn’t wait any longer before he started to work on his second studio album. He released his next mixtape which was named “The Layover” and the mixtape got very much attention, but Posner didn’t like it.
He says he felt pressured with it and was anxious all of the time because he didn’t know when the media was following him around.
His second studio album was called Sky High and it got many clicks.
In that time of Posner’s depression, he took a break from music and decided to write for others. He produced other people’s albums.
Mike loves Twitter and he announced that his third album would be called Pages exactly on that social media platform.
He made a single called “The Way It Used To Be” and filmed a few music videos too. Mike’s music would appear in a Reebok campaign, but special remixes made their way to the top of Billboard lists.
His new songs featured Big Sean and Posner was trying to get back to his roots after having a hard time with coping attention.
In the spring of 2014, he announced that he will be going on an Unplugged tour.
Mike later made a collaboration with Island Records and therefore Pages had to be shut down. He did want to show people music that was made for Pages but he didn’t have a chance.
In the spring of 2015, Posner hit his jackpot when he released a version of his single “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”. He posted it on his own Vevo account and also made it available to his fans through email lists.
Later, the song was remixed by various artists, including a Norwegian duo called SeeB.
The original song was a true summer hit of the dance genre. It was played in clubs, on festivals and on MTV all of the time. The song reached high spots on various charts.
At the very end of 2015, Posner released his EP which was called “The Truth”.
In March of 2016, he announced his next album which was called “At Night, Alone”. It had all of the editions of his most famous song about Ibiza in it, including other people’s remixes.
Allmusic said that this shows how much Posner had developed in producing and in making remixes on his own.
2017 is a big year for Posner. He developed his skills in many other areas beside music.
He published a book filled with poetry called Teardrops and Balloons. He says that making of the book was already started much before he decided to publish it. He enjoyed sharing his emotions with the world.
Later he had a song with Blackbear and it was called Mansionz. The song widened his fanbase a lot because BB and him aren’t usually in the same genre.
He had a few collabs with G-Eazy, Dennis Rodman and so on.
Lately he was a part of Nick Jonas’ new single called “Remember I Told You” which was the second time this duo worked together.
His mother worked as a pharmacist and his father is an attorney. He said that he always found comfort in his sister, who was here to say good words.
Since he has social media anxiety, Posner doesn’t share a lot about his private life. We are suspecting he is single.
Full name: Michael Robert Henrion Posner
Nick name: Mike Posner
Date of birth: February 12, 1988
Birth place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Education: Bingham Farms Elementary School, Groves High School, Duke University
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Jon Posner
Mother name: Roberta Henrion
Brother name: /
Sister name: older sister (name NA)
Marital status: single
Sexual Orientation: straight
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Hair Color: Light brown
Eye color: Blue
Shoe Size: NA
Distinctive Features: tattoos
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $8 million
Interesting Facts about Mike Posner
Posner made a lot of songs and co-wrote many hits. A few of them are “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber, Labrinth’s “Beneath Your Beautiful” and also some of Avicii’s, Snoop Dogg’s and Wiz Khalifa’s songs.
His favorite colour is jungle green. It’s because he had a crayon that had the name and he absolutely loved working with it when he was a kid.
He doesn’t like TVs nor does he own one.
Posner said that he loves Prince very much and feels like he is a huge inspiration.
As a child, he didn’t want to be a songwriter. He had a dream of becoming an astronaut, but he realized he probably won’t make it.
When he was younger, he had a huge crush on Natalie Portman. He says that it still lasts.
Mike Posner is a famous producer with estimated net worth of $8 million.