Mike Posner is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer.
Posner's debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, included the US Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "Cooler than Me" as well as the top 20 single "Please Don't Go". The remix of Posner's single, "I Took A Pill In Ibiza," peaked in the Top 10 in 27 countries around the world, including No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Posner was nominated for Song Of The Year for "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" at the 59th GRAMMY Awards, marking his first career nomination.
Posner has co-written songs and collaborated with artists such as Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Talib Kweli, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Avicii, and Austin Mahone.
In June 2021, Posner climbed to the 29,032ft summit of Mount Everest in support of the Detroit Justice Center and the work they do in the criminal justice realm — something his late father was passionate about. In April 2019, Posner started to walk across the continental United States, from New Jersey to California. He completed the journey in October 2019 (2851 miles in 186 days), after surviving a rattlesnake bite in Colorado.
After achieving my goals in the music industry, I felt trapped under the weight of my own life. So I made a decision: to Walk Across America.
After walking 6 months and 3 days, 2,851 miles, and almost dying from a poisonous rattle snake bite, I dove into the Pacific Ocean.
I thought I’d feel accomplished. But the feeling of those waves washed over me wasn’t accomplishment. It was possibility.
Two weeks after, I starting training for my next goal: to climb Mount Everest. Over the next 18 months, I climbed 71 mountains in preparation and then took a plane to the Nepal where the hardest mountain was waiting for me. On June 1st at 4:35AM, with my mind and body teetering upon exhaustion, I flopped onto the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on planet Earth.
My next goal isn’t to walk across another country or climb another mountain. It’s to share the wealth of lessons that I’ve learned along the way on these adventures and my time in the music industry.