Mike Posner 'in a higher place' with '31 Minutes To Takeoff'
As if his TRIPLE THREAT status (singer/songwriter/producer) wasn't enough to brag about, Mike Posner is also a Duke University graduate?! Impressive! If you don't already know who Mike Posner is, you best get right on that. While his first single, "Cooler Than Me" currently sits pretty at #10 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, Posner is getting ready to release his debut album. 31 Minutes to Takeoff, due August 10th on J Records, was entire co-written AND co-produced by Posner and features A-List collaborations with Benny Blanco, Boys II Men, Smeezingtons and Travis Barker.
"Something happens 31 minutes into the record. You're going to have to listen to find out what it is. All I can say is that both the listener and I will be in a higher place when it's over."I don't know what that means but I'm excited to find out! Not only is "Cooler Than Me" conquering the Hot 100 (where it peaked at #6), it's also getting some download love on iTunes where it's currently at #5 on the Songs Chart. This is NOT Posner's first iTunes success, oh no! Back in March 2009 he released a mixtape (recorded in his Duke U dorm!) and released it online, where it quickly rose to #1 on iTunesU. After finishing up at Duke (and signing his record deal) Posner set out to record his album but still managed to find time to release a second mixtape through, One Foot Out The Door, which featured high profile collabs with 3Oh!3, Kid Cudi and Wale. Busy man! Posner is also constantly on the road, performing live with 50 Cent, opened for Drake, performed at CMJ, Austin City Limits, SXSW, Bonnaroo and is currently playing the WARPED tour! Posner is one talented kid and 31 Minutes To Takeoff is bound to be one of THE albums of the summer.