Matthew Tyler Musto, a.k.a. Blackbear, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer born on November 27, 1990. He is best known for his five studio albums and body of work. He’s worked with many well-known artists throughout his career, such as Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Justin Bieber, and many more. Blackbear’s music career goes back to 2008, and he’s been a viable addition to the music scene. Join us as we celebrate this multitalented musician’s birthday today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Matthew Tyler Musto



Birth date:

November 27, 1990



Zodiac Sign:



5' 8"

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Net Worth:

$5 million

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Matthew Tyler Musto, a.k.a. Blackbear, is a musician whose talents have set him apart in the pop genre. He is a Sagittarius born on November 27, 1990, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Blackbear relocated to Palm Coast, Florida, as a child and is of Italian descent. His musical interests began in fourth grade when he was introduced to bands like Rancid and Blink-182. In high school, he joined the Florida rock band Polaroid as a singer, and they released an album, “Paint the Town,” an E.P., “Inside and Out” and a demo, ‘The Cure Demo.’ Polaroid signed to Leakmob Records in his freshman year, and he dropped out in the 10th grade to pursue music.

Blackbear began a solo career and moved to Atlanta to work with Ne-Yo. In 2008, his first E.P., “Brightness,” dropped. He released two more E.Ps, “Contrast” (2009) and “Exposure” (2010), before releasing ‘Marauder Music’ as Blackbear with Mike Posner in 2011. Several more E.Ps later, Blackbear released his first full-length album, “Deadroses,” in February 2015. The album’s lead single ‘idfc’ has received over 550 million streams on SoundCloud and held a spot on the Billboard R&B chart for over a year. In November of that year, Blackbear released “Help,” his second full-length album. In 2016, he and Posner formed an alternative hip-hop/R&B duo called Mansionz, and their debut single ‘STFU’ dropped in December. The duo released their eponymous debut album in March 2017. In April of that year, Blackbear released his third studio album, “Digital Druglord,” and in July, he signed a $10 million distribution deal with Interscope, giving the label rights to the album and its respective singles. But Blackbear didn’t stop there. In April 2019, he released his fourth studio album, “Anonymous,” and it’s his longest album yet, featuring 18 tracks that run for 51 minutes.

As a talented musician, songwriter, and record producer, Blackbear has collaborated with artists like M.G.K., Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, and many more. He has released five studio albums as a solo artist; “Everything Means Nothing,” which dropped in 2020, is his most recent. He’s won awards and lives a successful life. Blackbear shares his success with his family and friends. He is currently engaged to his girlfriend, Michele Maturo, and they have two children.

Career timeline

He Releases His First E.P.

Blackbear releases “Brightness.”

He Drops His First Album

He releases “Deadroses” in February.

Mansionz Launches Debut Album

As members of Mansionz, Blackbear, and Posner release the eponymous debut album.

He Releases His Fourth Studio Album

Blackbear releases “Anonymous” in April, which is his longest album yet.

Why We Love Blackbear

  1. He’s a philanthropist

    Blackbear joined the Mission: Cure organization to find a cure for chronic pancreatitis. He inspires people living with the same condition and received the Courage Award because of it. He donated 50% of his proceeds to the organization by collaborating with the PopSockets brand.

  2. He’s talented

    Blackbear has tremendous talent as a singer, composer, and record producer. He never has a terrible song.

  3. He’s hard-working

    Blackbear worked himself from the ground up. He is successful today because of the endless hours he put into his craft.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He had chronic pancreatitis

    Blackbear was hospitalized in 2016 and was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis from his excessive alcohol use.

  2. He wrote “Digital Druglord” while being hospitalized

    During his time in the hospital, he wrote his third studio album, "Digital Druglord."

  3. He co-wrote Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’

    He co-wrote the smash hit ‘Boyfriend’ with Bieber.

  4. He made history

    In 2014, Blackbear was one of the first independent artists to monetize their SoundCloud streams.

  5. He dated Bella Thorne

    Blackbear and Thorne dated in 2017.

Blackbear FAQs

What label is Blackbear signed to?

Blackbear is signed to Island and Columbia Records.

What genre is Blackbear?

R&B/Soul, Alternative/Indie, Pop, Hip-Hop/Rap is his genre.

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Blackbear’s birthday dates

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