Matthew Tyler Musto (born November 27, 1990), best known professionally as Blackbear, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He first began collaborating with artists such as Rivers Cuomo, Childish Gambino, and Pharrell Williams before venturing into R&B-inspired music. He has collaborated with several musical artists such as G Eazy, Justin Bieber, Mike Posner, James Blake, Maejor Ali, Machine Gun Kelly, Mod Sun, among others.
2012–14: Early career
Following the release of "Boyfriend" in early 2012, Blackbear released his first mixtape, Sex, with collaborations from James Blake and Mike Posner on October 31. He released his second EP, The Afterglow, on April 20, 2014.
2015–present: Deadroses and Help
Blackbear's first full-length album, Deadroses, was released on February 14, 2015. The lead single, "Idfc", earned millions of streams on both SoundCloud and Spotify. The second single, "90210", featuring G-Eazy, was described as an "upbeat, summery instrumental". Deadroses was soon followed by an EP, Dead, which features acoustic versions of Deadroses tracks, as well as one new track. He released his second full-length album, Help, on February 17, 2016. Blackbear's most recent release is his fourth EP, Drink Bleach, released on June 17.
- Studio albums
- Deadroses (2015)
- Help (2016)
- Camino (2014)
- The Afterglow (2014)
- Dead (Acoustic) (2015)
- Drink Bleach (2016)