Singer, songwriter, producer, Mike Posner is currently holding down the #1 position on the iTunes Album Charts with the release of his debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff (J Records.) With Takeoff having been released TODAY — it looks likely that Posner will continue to dominate the #1 for the foreseeable future. Critics have been praising Posner and the album, with Rolling Stone saying “Mike Posner is at the head of a new genre…” and praising it’s “…big, club-friendly synth hooks”. Entertainment Weekly called it “…sly, electro-pop…” and USA Today stated it is “…breezily infectious…” Last week Posner premiered his album on MySpace Music where he is an “Introducing…” artist as well as on SIRIUS XM where it was also announced he will be hosting a weekly SIRIUS XM show, The Mike Posner Show, which debuts September 10 on SIRIUS XM’s Faction, SIRIUS channel 28 and XM channel 52. The show will air Friday nights at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. In the past week Posner has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live! With Regis & Kelly, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Wendy Williams Show performing his Top 5 smash single “Cooler Than Me”. Posner has also performed on America’s Got Talent, Lopez Tonight and Last Call With Carson Daly.
Posner will be hitting the road this fall on his first headlining club tour, The Up In The Air Tour, produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Karmaloop.com. Tickets are available now at LiveNation.com. The Up In The Air Tour will make 22 stops at premier clubs throughout the country, with shows confirmed through October 15th in Toronto , Canada at the Mod Club.
In mid-May the Los Angeles Times declared “Mike Posner is on a quest to be pop’s next best thing.” This was about a week after Posner opened for Drake at his sold out Nokia Theater show and a mere four days after he walked across the stage in Durham, North Carolina to receive his bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Duke University.
In March of 2009, Posner’s first mixtape A Matter of Time (recorded in his dorm room) rose to the #1 position on iTunesU, promptly garnering him the attention of major labels. After signing a deal with J Records that summer, Posner returned to Duke to finish up his course load, all the while beginning work on his debut album, self-releasing his second free mixtape One Foot Out The Door (featuring collaborations with 3Oh!3, Bun B, Kid Cudi, Wale) through iTunesU and rocking shows every weekend at colleges and festivals across the country.
22 year old Mike Posner hails from Southfield , MI and currently resides in Los Angeles , CA . He graduated from Duke University in May 2010 with a BA in Sociology and Business