blackbear (Matthew Musto)
November 27, 1990 (32)
Matthew Musto, artistically known as blackbear, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer who has made his mark in the realms of hip hop, pop, and R&B.
blackbear’s artistic journey took a leap forward with his album “Deadroses,” released in 2015. The 10-track album included hits such as “Idfc” and “90210,” which became fan favorites and skyrocketed blackbear to fame. “Digital Druglord,” released in 2017, became another landmark in his career, as it was this album that truly made waves on the international stage. The hit single “do re mi” from this album has been streamed over a billion times on Spotify, and the album itself reached the Billboard Top 200. His discography, which also includes albums such as “Anonymous” and “Everything means nothing,” reflects a fascinating blend of emotional depth, catchy tunes, and edgy, innovative lyrics.
The trajectory of Musto’s career has been enriched by collaborations with a diverse group of artists. Early in his career, he worked with Justin Bieber and co-wrote “Boyfriend,” which went multi-platinum. His collaborations also extend to other popular figures in the music industry, including James Blake, Pharrell Williams, and Machine Gun Kelly. Musto has further expanded his reach by working with DJ Marshmello on the hit track “Chateau,” and teaming up with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda on the song “About You.” He has also co-written tracks with Childish Gambino and Ne-Yo.
Throughout his career, Musto’s work has earned him a series of significant distinctions. His 2017 album “Digital Druglord” reached number 14 on the Billboard 200 chart, and its lead single, “do re mi,” was certified triple platinum by the RIAA. In 2019, blackbear’s collaboration with Marshmello on the song “Tongue Tied,” also featuring YUNGBLUD, peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart. Furthermore, in 2020, his song “Hot Girl Bummer” achieved a peak position of number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.