Mike Posner – American singer and composer
Mike Posner was born on 12 February 1988 in Detroit. His parents weren’t in the music business. However, that didn’t stop the young man from deciding to pursue a music career. It all started with a hobby back in high school. The fame came to the artist much later, when he uploaded cover versions to Beyonce’s “Halo” to YouTube.
Posner’s first serious project was a mixtape, which he recorded for a college party. Mike attended Duke University at the time. To record the mixtape, he invited DJ Benzi and Don Cannon. Soon after, Posner’s mixtapes became popular among students. He started performing in other universities and got gigs in different nightclubs. Later, in one of the interviews, Posner shared that such quick fame was completely unexpected for him. However, the singer embraced it happily. A high school hobby turned into a successful career.
The representatives of Jive Records noticed the talented musician. After an audition, the artist got an offer, which he happily accepted. In 2009, after graduating, Posner signed a contract with Jive. In February, he presented a new mixtape, A Matter of Time. Another mixtape, One Foot Out the Door, came out in October.