Matthew Musto, otherwise known by his stage name Blackbear, is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. He was born on November 27, 1990, in Daytona Beach, Florida later moved to Georgia as a teenager finally moving to California. Like most other music artists, he now currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Blackbear has collaborated with dozens of artists, as a singer and a songwriter, ranging from Justin Bieber to G-Eazy. He has also released several albums and became registered on the Billboard’s Uncharted Listings for upcoming artists.
Blackbear Net Worth As Of 2018: $1 Million
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Before debuting as Blackbear, Matthew Musto was part of a rock band Polaroid. The band released a couple of projects while signed to Leakmob records. Not before long, Matthew decided to go on his way and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work with the artist Ne-Yo.
In July 2011, the Year of the Blackbear EP was released. In the fall of 2011, Musto decided to go under the pseudonym of Blackbear for his music. In November 2011 the first song that was released with the name Blackbear was “Marauder Music” with Mike Posner.
Solo Career – 2008-Present
The first project that Blackbear released was an EP, Brightness. He then published 3 projects between 2008 and 2012. He put out Contrast in 2009 and Exposure in 2010. Then he put out a Christmas song with Tyler Carter in 2010. Shortly after, his single “Douche Bag” was released. He got the most traction when he co-wrote Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” on the Believe album. The song hit #2 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 and got certified 6X platinum.
From 2015, Matthew (Blackbear) is the head of “Beartrap Records.” He released his first studio album in 2015 called Deadroses. The songs off of the album that gained huge popularity were “idfc” and “902010” featuring G-Eazy.
In 2016, he released two EPs Drink Bleach and Cashmere Noose, as well as a collaboration with Mod Sun Hotel Motel.
In early 2017, Blackbear released his own music and posted on Soundcloud “Make Daddy Proud,” which is a remix of Jeremy Zucker’s song “Heavy.” Blackbear secured a ten million dollar distribution deal in 2017 with Interscope Records, and in that same year, his third studio album Digital Druglord was released. The single “Do Re Mi” featuring Gucci Mane was on that album. His fourth album Cybersex was also released that year and featured Machine Gun Kelly, 2 Chainz, Tinashe, and a few others. This album was released on Blackbear’s 27th birthday (November 27, 2017).
Mansionz is a hip-hop duo in which the members are Blackbear and Mike Posner. In December 2016, their debut single “STFU” was released. Later on, in March 2017, their debut album was released and was charted at number sixty-seven on the Billboard 200.
Mike Shinoda, from Lincoln Park, wrote a song regarding his fellow band member Chester Bennington who has passed away. Blackbear was featured in the song, “About You,” which was released on April 26, 2018.