Posty, who was nominated for several awards throughout the night, gave the performance of a true scene kid.
He wore a floor-length leather trenchcoat that looked straight out of Ozzy Osbourne’s closet. He was surrounded by hooded figures holding candles in the dark. And there was a smoke machine, so it truly looked like a scene out of a horror movie.
Fans on Twitter could not get enough of Posty channeling his inner goth in the performance.
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— manic pixie dream jaq (@alpacqueline) March 15, 2021
— GoreJustGoth (@GoreJustGoddess) March 15, 2021
I was today years old when I learned goth punk Post Malone is my type
— Jen Miller (@jenmillersayshi) March 15, 2021
You can check out a video of Post Malone’s Grammys performance below.
The rapper last performed at the Grammys in 2019, when he joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a mashup of his songs “Stay” and “Rockstar,” before transitioning to his collab with the Chili Peppers. Malone played guitar with the band for “Dark Necessities” and sang backing vocals.
Post Malone is also making history with his Grammy nominations this year, as he’s up for Album of the Year for his full-length Hollywood’s Bleeding, along with Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Circles.”
It’s the third year in the row he’s been nominated for Record Of The Year after “Rockstar” feat. 21 Savage in 2019 and “Sunflower” feat. Swae Lee in 2020. Posty is the first artist to be nominated for Record of the Year three years in a row since 1988 when Steve Winwood accomplished the same record. However, he did not win this year, as H.E.R.’s “I Can’t Breathe” took home the award.
You can check out the full list of Grammy winners here.
More on Post Malone
Ahead of the Grammys, Post Malone participated in a whole different kind of performance. For Pokémon Day 2021, the rapper transformed into a CGI-animated Pokémon trainer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. He performed a special virtual set that both wowed and confused the internet.
During the 12-minute set featuring a Pokémon crowd, Post Malone performed hits including “Psycho,” “Circles” and “Congratulations.” As promised, he also performed his cover of Hootie & The Blowfish‘s “Only Wanna Be With You” from 1995 to mark the occasion.
Even though Post Malone unveiled his last full-length album Hollywood’s Bleeding just last year, the rapper is already hard at work on his next release and is “experimenting with some new sounds” that he can’t wait for fans to hear. And after Sunday night’s performance, neither can we.
And while there’s currently no release date for his next album, Posty has still treated fans to plenty of new music in 2020. He teamed up with Tyla Yaweh (“Tommy Lee“), Big Sean (“Wolves“) and Justin Bieber (“Forever“), to mention a few.
“I was humbled that Tyla and Post chose to name a song after me,” Lee says. “I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it with them and give it my spin. We had a blast! They are the new rockstars! I love them both!”
It wasn’t the first time Lee and Posty collabed — Lee played drums on “Over Now” a few years ago.
And apparently, he almost collaborated with indie-folk band Fleet Foxes for their latest album, but things didn’t work out. But never say never, because apparently Posty and FF frontman Robin Pecknold text pretty often.
Outside of giving us the gift of a ton of new music, Posty has also given back. At the beginning of 2021, he donated 10,000 frontline workers pairs of Crocs to stay comfortable while fighting the COVID-19 virus. The rapper also teamed up with Musicians on Call for the fundraiser, which was an amazing gesture. He was definitely in the mood to give as after the Crocs collab released, Posty gifted every student and faculty member at his old high school a pair.
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