Birth Name: Michael Robert Henrion Posner
Stage Name: Mike Posner
Nicknames: Mikey, Pose, Posey, MP, Posner
Date of Birth: February 12, 1988
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Hometown: Southfield, Michigan (USA)
Sibling: Emily Henrion Posner (September 11, 1981)
Current Place of Residence: Venice, Los Angeles, California (USA)
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: brown hair, red beard
Height: 5ft 11in (180cm)
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Production Company: North Greenway Productions (Founder)
Occupations: Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Poet
Music Genre: R&B, Hip Hop, Rap, Pop, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Electronica, Electropop
Past Record Labels: J Records, RCA Records (Sony Music Entertainment)
Current Record Label: Island Records (Universal Music Group)
Favorite Color: Jungle Green
Favorite Number: 8
Favorite Sport: Ultimate Frisbee and Basketball
Favorite Movie: Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Iron Man Trilogy
Favorite Chick Flick Movie: Garden State
Favorite Songs: “Mr. Brightside” (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Remix) – The Killers, “Human” – The Killers, “You’re Beautiful” – James Blunt, “A Change Is Gonna Come” – Sam Cooke, “Old Love” – Eric Clapton, “Juicy” – The Notorious B.I.G., “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” – Outkast
Favorite Cartoons: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ducktales, and Recess
Favorite Superhero: The Flash
Favorite Snack: Cashews
Favorite Drink: Water
Favorite Animals: White Tiger and King Penguin
Favorite Rapper: Nas
Did you know?
- Both Mike and his sister Emily have the same middle name, Henrion, which is their mother’s maiden name.
- Mike is a part of the Finally Famous crew along with Big Sean.
- He loves to meditate daily.
- Writes songs, poems, dreams, and goals in notebooks.
- Has a diamond earring in his left ear.
- Musical Influences are OutKast, The Roots, Nate Dogg, Mos Def, The Killers, J Dilla, and Talib Kweli.
- First job was a Paperboy.
- First kiss at the age of 9.
- In past interviews, he has said that his celebrity crushes were Natalie Portman (2010-2011), Paula Patton (2012), and Alicia Keys (2013).
- Likes playing Basketball & Ultimate Frisbee with his friends.
- First car was a 1987 Volvo.
- Previously owned a black 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS, a white 2014 Porsche Cayman, and a 1993 Dodge Ram 350 Van.
- Attended Bingham Farms Elementary School in Bingham Farms, Michigan.
- Attended Berkshire Middle School in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
- Graduated from Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Michigan with a 4.4 GPA in 2006.
- Graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina with a 3.59 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts degree on December 30, 2009.
- Worked at a movie theater at the age of 17.
- Loves turquoise and jade stones, and he often wears them in his necklaces.
- Started making beats at the age of 13.
- Plays the drums, piano, and the guitar.
- Loves to read books.
- Speaks softly and smiles often.
- Doesn’t own a Television.
- A real photo of Mike’s Dad appears on the nightstand in the beginning of “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” music video.
- Mike sometimes wears a gold and diamond pendant that looks like “Frank the Rabbit” from the movie Donnie Darko (2001).
- DJ Reflex played “Cooler Than Me” on Power 106 in Los Angeles, CA for the 1st time on Feb. 22, 2010.
- Beau “Casper” Smart has choreographed Mike’s Reebok commercials and live shows since 2011.
- Mike is the owner & founder of the production company North Greenway Productions.
- The song “Cooler Than Me” is featured in the 2011 film Just Go With It (Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston).
- The song “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Seeb Remix) is featured in the first episode of the first season of Riverdale (TV Series – 2017) during the high school dance scene.
- The song “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Seeb Remix) is also featured in the television shows Scream (TV Series) and Superstore (TV Series).
- Mike’s father passed away on January 11, 2017 at his home in Southfield, Michigan at the age of 73.
- Mike sang the song “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes at his dad’s funeral at the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, Michigan.
- So far, Mike has one tattoo located on his left side chest that reads “Blackbear Rest in Peace” which he got tatted in 2016 for his friendship with singer Matthew “Blackbear” Musto.