Mike Posner
American singer-songwriter and producer
Mike Posner
Michael Robert "Mike" Posner is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. Posner released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, on August 10, 2010. The album includes the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 single "Cooler Than Me," his second single, "Please Don't Go," as well as his third single, "Bow Chicka Wow Wow". As a producer and writer he has worked with Big Sean, Justin Bieber, 2 Chainz, and Wiz Khalifa.
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The Good, The Bad And The Bonkers Fashion At The 2017 Grammy Awards
Huffington Post - 13 days
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Indie Collaborative. Brimming with Diversity
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The winter sun rose fast over a California morning, peeking above the San Gabriel mountain range, and bringing sunlight to the City of Angels. It was Sunday February 8th 2015 the day of the 57th annual Grammy® Awards. Eileen Sherman was attending the Grammy® Awards that day, and had an appointment that morning to meet Grant Maloy Smith, (another voting member of Grammy) in the lobby of The Marriott hotel in downtown LA. So, at the arranged time, dressed in their "red carpet finest" Grant and Eileen met for the very first time. In Eileen's own words. "At first, I couldn't even find Grant because of the "glamorous mob scene" in the lobby, but then I saw the "cowboy hat." I went over to him, extended my hand, and said, "I'm Eileen Sherman. I have this idea." I don't think I had completed my second sentence, when Grant said, "I'm In." (It wasn't until much later that I learned, he had the same idea.)" And so, it was, on that musically auspicious day the Indie Collaborative drew its first ...
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Mike Posner talks about his cosmic 'joke' of a Grammy nomination
LATimes - 3 months
Mike Posner expressed all the usual feelings Tuesday about being nominated for a Grammy Award. He was honored. He was humbled. He was gratified. But also? He was a little suspicious. “I’m beginning to think the universe is playing a joke on me,” he said. That’s because Posner was recognized for...
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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DJ Earworm’s 25-song 2016 mashup is here to invade your brain
Yahoo News - 3 months
DJ Earworm's annual tradition of cramming all of the year's biggest pop songs into one undeniably catchy mashup continues with United States of Pop 2016 , which just debuted on YouTube. The video, which clocks in at just under four minutes, features no fewer than 25 song samples. MUST SEE:  The Galaxy S8 might not copy the iPhone 7’s best feature after all https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL8CpaE5T34 If you're interesting in the song list, here's everything that's featured in the new mix: Bruno Mars - 24K Magic Calvin Harris and Rihanna - This Is What You Came For D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty - Broccoli Desiigner - Panda DJ Snake and Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You DNCE - Cake By The Ocean Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla - One Dance Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home Flo Rida - My House Justin Bieber - Love Yourself Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling! Lukas Graham - 7 Years Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ - Cold Water Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza Rae S ...
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How Mike Posner regained his cool after sudden fame
CBS News - 4 months
Singer-songwriter explains how his music has transformed since his days as an undergrad at Duke, when his first song, "Cooler Than Me," blew up online
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Singer Mike Posner on His Road to Success
ABC News - 6 months
The singer sold his house two years ago to tour in a van.
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Singer Mike Posner on His Road to Success
ABC News - 6 months
The singer sold his house two years ago to tour in a van.
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Review: Meghan Trainor and Mike Posner, Taking Stabs at Pop Stardom
NYTimes - 10 months
Ms. Trainor’s “Thank You” tries to solidify her standing in pop, while Mr. Posner’s “At Night, Alone.” points out the bitter taste of success.
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Idolator Takes On SXSW 2015 — Our Recap Of Day Three
Idolator - almost 2 years
Miley Cyrus To Appear During Mike WiLL Made-It's SXSW Set The singer is tipped to perform during the producer's set at The FADER Fort! MORE >> Yesterday (March 19) at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival was not as frenzied as the day before, but there were still a lot of memorable events that took place — and we’re excited to share them in our latest recap! We kicked off the day with a brunch hosted by Island Records, where acts like Laura Welsh and Mike Posner performed. Aside from writing tunes like Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and Nick Jonas’ “Numb,” the latter artist has been laying low. Posner’s acoustic set was an unexpected insight of what may come on his upcoming album. After enjoying the food and gr ...
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Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Movie To Be Released On Christmas Day
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Justin Bieber is giving his Beliebers quite possibly the best Christmas present ever: his latest movie "Believe" will arrive in theaters on Christmas day. The film is a follow-up to the 19-year-old pop star's 2011 big screen debut, "Never Say Never." Jon M. Chu, who directed Bieber's last film as well as two of the "Step Up" movies, is leading "Believe." Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond and Bill O'Dowd are producers on the film. The movie will feature all new interviews with Bieber and appearances by Ludacris, Rodney Jerkins and Mike Posner, to name a few. "I am so excited to be involved in this movie, and so happy to be able to give back to my fans, especially during the holiday season," Bieber said. "Jon Chu and my team have done a wonderful job creating a special moment for Beliebers worldwide and I can't wait till Christmas day when the movie will be in theaters everywhere." Earlier this week, Bieber and his team teased a 36-second clip of the movie, which of course, f ...
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America to Make Poster and Oral Presentations at the Society for Integrative Oncology's 10th International Conference
Yahoo News - over 3 years
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Cancer Treatment Centers of America:(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090612/CTCALOGO)Who: Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) clinical experts in the fields of oncology and integrative medicine selected to make oral and poster presentations on therapies and practices used in evidence-based integrative oncology treatments as part of the "whole person" approach to cancer care. ...
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Diplo's 'Revolution' EP Featuring Mike Posner, RiFF RAFF, Action Bronson To Drop Oct. 8
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DJ, producer and Twitter personality Diplo announced Tuesday that he will be dropping a new EP, "Revolution," in October. The 34-year-old multi-hyphenate, who has production credits on hits including M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" and Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)," is set to release the six-track EP on Oct. 8. With the announcement of the upcoming EP, Diplo debuted the title-track "Revolution," featuring Imanos, Faustix, and Kai. Take a listen above. The "Revolution" EP, which features collaborations with artists including RiFF RAFF, Mike Posner, and Action Bronson, will be released on Diplo's own Mad Decent record label. "We are a label that exists on the internet," Diplo said in an April interview with HuffPost Entertainment. "There are no rules to running a label anymore. We have, like, seven people working for us, but Interscope probably didn't even have a record as big as 'Harlem Shake' last year and they have thousands working for them." Check out the full tracklisting to " ...
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Tweet Repeat: Donnie Wahlberg Jokes About 98 Degrees Feud, Lacey Chabert Shows Off Adorable Pup and Seth Meyers Talks Paula Deen Drama!
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
Welcome to Tweet Repeat, your daily dose of the best celeb anecdotes found on Twitter. We've scoured the site looking for the funniest, weirdest, goofiest, deepest, craziest, sweetest, most intriguing thoughts of the day, from the most intriguing people on the planet internet. From Lacey Chabert's adorable "diva dog" to Seth Meyers' Deen v. Food Network commentary, it's been a fun day in the Twittersphere! Ozzy Osbourne, Donnie Wahlberg and Mike Posner also caught our eye today with some hilarious tweets and photos. Check them out below as well as posts from stars like Ariana Grande and Matthew Morrison in today's Tweet Repeat. A Chevy Malibu with a bunch of mean looking girls inside keeps circling me. Uh-oh... Cincinnati is 98 Degrees turf! This could get violent. — Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) June 25, 2013 Who's hungry? pic.twitter.com/oFIratRJ2A — Ozzy Osbourne (@OfficialOzzy) June 25, 2013 Such a diva. Won't even look at me because she's unhappy w/her war ...
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Bieber's back in the USA, with new supporting acts
USA Today - over 3 years
Hot Chelle Rae, Mike Posner, Cody Simpson, Ariana Grande to join him on next leg of tour.
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Big Sean, Royce Da 5’9'' Appearing On Eminem's ‘Detroit Rubber’ Series
MTV News - about 4 years
By Henna Kathiya Eminem may be busy prepping his eighth studio album but he’s also working on another important project: executive producing a series titled “Detroit Rubber.” The show follows Rick Williams and Roland “Ro” Coit, owners of the Burn Rubber sneaker shop and the upcoming episode will feature guest appearances from two of the Motor City's finest rappers, Big Sean and Royce Da 5’9'', in addition to Pusha T. The series centers around the pair’s ability to balance family and work life with their growing business, Burn Rubber. Even though the series is only premiering it’s third episode on Tuesday night, the show has already managed to generate record-breaking traffic and engagement for Youtube’s LOUD channel. This third episode is a biggie, with appearances from Big Sean, Pusha T and Royce. The episode, titled "Extracurricular Activities," gives a look into how Rick and Ro spend time with their hobbies outside of their Burn Rubber shop. They’re both on their separate gr ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Posner
  • 2016
    On March 17, 2016, Mike Posner announced his sophomore album, At Night, Alone., which was released on May 6, 2016.
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    In 2016, a remix of his 2015 single "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" peaked in the top 10 on the charts in 27 countries around the world, including hitting number one in many and the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details He is also known for co-writing "Sugar" by Maroon 5, "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber, "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth, as well as songs for Talib Kweli, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Nelly, TI, Snoop Dogg, Nick Jonas, Avicii, Austin Mahone, and more.
  • 2015
    On April 15, 2015, Posner released a stripped-down single, "I Took a Pill in Ibiza", on his Vevo account.
    More Details Hide Details Posner shared an exclusive EP with his fans titled The Truth through his email sign up list. He later confirmed that the EP would be made available to purchase from online retailers on June 22. In addition, Posner stated that his second studio album would be released after his EP. "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" was then remixed by duo SeeB, whose version of the song has garnered over 600 million streams on Spotify and a charting position of two on the Global Top 50 Chart and five on the USA Top 50 Chart. The SeeB remix topped the charts in the Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, United Kingdom, Scotland and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay of American Billboard, and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States.
  • 2014
    On March 4, 2014, Posner announced his Unplugged tour.
    More Details Hide Details Running seven dates in the major US markets, the tour highlighted music new and old from Posner's discography, including some new material from Pages, while also giving fans a shot at learning new information from him through the stories and Q&A sessions interspersed with the tunes. The unplugged sets featured little more than Posner on predominantly acoustic instruments, save for the potential live production on "a song or two"—much like, he says, how much of his music starts. Posner began the tour on March 31 at the World Cafe in Philadelphia, wrapping up on April 10 at Los Angeles' The Mint. The string of dates also included a hometown show in Posner's native Detroit, his first such show, he says, in around two years. In an interview with Billboard, Mike revealed that he had signed with Island Records and that Pages would be replaced with another project. He also stated that he would like to let the world hear his recordings from Sky High and Pages.
  • 2013
    In September 2013, it was announced that he had filmed a music video for his new single "Top of the World" which would appear on his upcoming Page 1 EP, set for release in October.
    More Details Hide Details The song was originally used for a Reebok campaign, and made available as a free download under the title "Tapada World" as a special remix. The song was released on December 17, 2013, featuring Big Sean, and the music video on December 19.
    His single "The Way It Used To Be" premiered on digital outlets on June 11, 2013.
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    Posner later announced via Twitter that his next upcoming album would be titled Pages and would be released in early June or late Summer 2013.
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  • 2011
    After the release of his debut album, he began working on his second studio album under the title Sky High and released the single "Looks Like Sex" to digital outlets on December 2, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details As a prelude to the release of the album, Posner released his third mixtape, The Layover. However, with the success of his first album, Posner began to feel uncomfortable with being in the spotlight and struggled with depression. He took a break from making music to write and produce songs for other artists.
    Posner won a 2011's ASCAP Award from the publishing organization for "Cooler Than Me".
    More Details Hide Details On October 7, 2011, RCA Music Group announced it was disbanding J Records along with Arista Records and Jive Records. With the shutdown, Posner (and all other artists previously signed to these three labels) will release his future material on the RCA Records brand.
  • 2010
    Posner's debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff was released in August 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The first single, "Cooler Than Me" has reached at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100. He performed at music festival Bonnaroo and on the 2010s Warped Tour. The second and third singles, "Please Don't Go" and "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" reached the top 20 and 30 on the Hot 100 respectively. The latter was released with an added verse by rapper Lil Wayne.
    Posner released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, on August 10, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The album includes the US Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "Cooler than Me" as well as the top 20 single "Please Don't Go".
  • 2009
    Posner's third mixtape One Foot Out the Door was released in October 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The mixtape was accompanied by a web series of the same name which aired bi-weekly from September to December.
    Posner signed a record deal with J Records (RCA/Sony) in July 2009, after his Junior year at Duke University.
    More Details Hide Details He chose to return to Duke after signing, and toured on the weekends while at the same time recording for his debut album.
    Posner's second mixtape, A Matter of Time (the first mixtape being Reflections of a Lost Teen) started attracting industry attention in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Working with Don Cannon and DJ Benzi, the mixtape was recorded and released through Small Town Records at Duke University in March 2009 under the name, "Mike Posner & the Brain Trust", the Brain Trust referring to Posner's supporters. The release was unusual for being distributed for free through iTunes U, a channel designed for educational audio content. Although Posner was not the only artist to take advantage of this loophole, his release was the most organized and high profile, and attracted the largest response, immediately reaching the number one position on the iTunes U chart.
  • 1988
    Michael Posner was born on February 12, 1988, in Detroit, Michigan.
    More Details Hide Details He was raised in Southfield, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit. He is the son of Roberta Henrion, a pharmacist, and Jon Posner, a criminal defense attorney. He has a sister who is 6 years older. His father is Jewish and his mother is Catholic. Posner graduated from Bingham Farms Elementary School and Groves High School, where he ran varsity track and cross-country. He attended Duke University, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and graduated in 2010, with a degree in sociology and an overall 3.59 GPA. Posner started out as a record producer, working on some tracks with his hometown friend Big Sean. Posner produced and featured on Big Sean's first mixtape on the song, titled "Smoke & Drive".
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