blackbear

Hip Hop
Funk & Soul
Electronic
Pop

Biography

A native of Los Angeles, Californias Hollywood region, Matthew Musto was known as a fledgling, rock-leaning singer/songwriter until he co-wrote Justin Biebers “Boyfriend,” a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012. Around the same time, he reinvented himself as a rapper and more R&B-oriented singer through the self-released Sex, on which he was joined by fellow “Boyfriend” co-writer Mike Posner, James Blake, and Maejor Ali. He also appeared on MGKs Lace Up. An EP, The Afterglow, followed in 2014. Another big stride was taken the next year with Deadroses, a self-released set of tracks that registered on Billboards Uncharted listing of releases from upcoming artists.