You’ve probably been hearing his single, “do re mi” all over streaming platforms lately, but this one track is clearly not the only thing there is to know about blackbear. We did more research on this hip hop/R&B artist and we want to tell YOU about our most interesting finds. What are they? Here are 10 Facts About blackbear you need to know:
1.blackbear’s full name is Matthew Tyler Musto.
2. He co-wrote Justin Bieber’s hit track, “Boyfriend”.
3. In 2014, blackbear became one of the first independent artists to monetize off of streaming on Soundcloud.
4. He is currently dating actress, Bella Thorne.
5. He has collaborated with many artists, including Gnash, G-Eazy, Mike Posner, Machine Gun Kelly and Jacob Sartorius.
6. He will be going on tour with Fall Out Boy on their “Mania” tour.
7. blackbear is also 1/2 of alternative hip hop and R&B duo, Mansionz, along with Mike Posner.
8. He signed a 10 million dollar deal with Interscope Records.
9. His EP, Cashmere Noose, peaked at #6 on iTunes, falling right behind Drake’s “Views” and Beyonce’s “Lemonade”.
10. He has learned from some of the best songwriters in the industry, including Maejor, Ne-Yo and Sam Hook.
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