- 12:01 PM, Jan 20
Mike Posner pursued singing career since 2006 and dropped out of Duke University to focus on music. There were at least three mixtapes dropped by him before he secured a major deal with J Records (RCA/Sony). The singer/songwriter who was born on February 12, 1988, then hired Wale's manager, Daniel Weisman of Elitaste Inc., as his manager.
After securing a deal with the major label, Mike chose to return to college and tour on the weekend while at the same time working on his debut album. To tide his fans over while waiting for the effort to arrive in stores, he treated them with another mixtape "One Foot Out the Door" in October 2009.
The street album was a star-studded one. It featured Kid Cudi, Bun B, GLC, Big Sean, 3OH!3 and more. However, his claim-fame single actually was taken from his previous mixtape "A Matter of Time" which was released in early 2009.
The single peaked at No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100 and due to its success, it is included in Mike's first album "35 Minutes to Takeoff" which is set for August 3, 2010 U.S. release. A series of live concert, including Warped Tour and a Bonnaroo slot, are listed on his 2010 calendar to support the album.
After releasing the album, Posner immediately began working on his second album, "Sky High". He dropped "Looks Like Sex" in December 2011 and followed it up with a mixtape called "The Layover". However, the success of his first album made him feel uncomfortable. He subsequently struggled with depression and took a break from making music for his own. He spent some years writing and producing songs for other artists.
Posner later announced that his next album would now be called "Pages" and it was set for release in summer 2013. He previewed the record with "The Way It Used to Be" and "Top of the World" featuring Big Sean. However, "Pages" ended up being shelved too.
In April 2015, Posner returned to the music scene with "I Took a Pill in Ibiza", which went on to become his next big hit. The song, which led "The Truth" EP, has so far peaked at No. 10 on Billboard Hot 100.
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