Pi'erre Bourne

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Pi'erre Bourne
Birth nameJordan Timothy Jenks
Born (1993-09-19) September 19, 1993 (age 27)
Fort Riley, Kansas, U.S.
OriginColumbia, South Carolina, U.S.[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • audio engineer
Instruments
Years active2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteyopierre.com

Jordan Timothy Jenks (born September 19, 1993), known professionally as Pi'erre Bourne, is a Belizean-American record producer, rapper, songwriter and audio engineer.[2] He is best known for producing the singles "Magnolia" by Playboi Carti, and "Gummo" by 6ix9ine, with the two peaking at number 29 and 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100, respectively.[3][4][5] After the release of American rapper Playboi Carti's breakout track "Magnolia" from his eponymous debut commercial mixtape Playboi Carti (2017), Bourne's producer tag, "Yo Pierre, you wanna come out here?" (a line sampled from an episode of The Jamie Foxx Show),[6] became a viral phenomenon and an internet meme leading the tag to become widely known and Bourne to break out as a producer.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Fort Riley, Kansas[7] but grew up in Columbia, South Carolina to a military family from Queens, New York. Growing up, he would spend his summers with his grandmother in Queens, which led to his interest in East Coast hip hop artists such as Dipset and G-Unit. He is related to Mobile Malachi, a Belizean Kriol Reggae artist and musician.[4][8] He is also a cousin of Papoose, who is of Liberian descent.[9] Inspired by his uncle Dwight who was a rapper and graphic artist, Jenks first began making beats when he was in elementary school, using FL Studio on his uncle's computer.[3]

Career[edit]

Jenks went to school for graphic design for a year before dropping out. At 18, his uncle encouraged him to pursue his career in music and Jenks moved to Atlanta to study sound engineering at the SAE Institute.[4] While in school, he met and began collaborating with DJ Burn One, who encouraged him to create his own instrumentals and not rely on samples. After graduating school, the studio where the two worked hired him as a full-time engineer. In 2015, Jenks began working for Epic Records as a sound engineer, leaving a year later to focus on his own career.

Jenks began producing for Young Nudy and Trippie Redd in 2016.[9] He met Playboi Carti in February 2017, collaborating on the track "Woke Up Like This" and produced most tracks on his debut project.[5] Their song "Magnolia" peaked at 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100. This kickstarted Jenks' producing career, producing songs for 21 Savage, Trippie Redd, Rich the Kid, Lil Yachty, Famous Dex, Nav, Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert. Jenks has also released a series of mixtapes called The Life of Pi'erre and has his own imprint, SossHouse, at Interscope Records.[10] He produced Travis Scott's single "Watch" which features Kanye West and Lil Uzi Vert. He also produced Playboi Carti's album Die Lit. He also helped produce for Kanye West's albums Ye and Jesus Is King.

On May 8, 2019, Pi'erre Bourne & close collaborator Young Nudy released their collaborative mixtape titled Sli'merre. The project, which consists of 12 songs, featured then-rising hip-hop stars DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion, along with Nudy's cousin and multi-platinum rapper 21 Savage, as well as fellow multi-platinum recording artist Lil Uzi Vert. All songs on the mixtape were produced by Pi'erre, and hit number 1 on Apple Music's US All Genres chart, and debuted at number 167 on the Billboard 200, later peaking at number 63 in the following week. On March 25, 2020, Jenks debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Producers chart, thanks to four production credits on the deluxe edition of Lil Uzi Vert's second album, Eternal Atake.[11]

On June 19, 2020, almost exactly a year after The Life of Pi'erre 4's release, a deluxe edition was released.[12] Jenks also earned himself a placement on Drake's Dark Lane Demo Tapes with the song "Pain 1993", featuring Jenks' frequent collaborator Playboi Carti. The song would debut and peak in the top ten (at number 7) on the Hot 100 on May 16, 2020.[13] On June 11, 2021, Jenks's second studio album, The Life of Pi'erre 5, was released on Interscope and SossHouse.[14]

Artistry[edit]

Jenks is influenced by Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, J Dilla, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Kanye West.[15] Like West, Jenks wants to continue to work as a producer, while pursuing his own rap career.[4] Alphonse Pierre of Pitchfork described Bourne's productions as "beats that pair airy video-game melodies with classic trap drums".[16] His beats typically feature synth pads and flute sounds alternating between 2 or 3 chords.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[17]
The Life of Pi'erre 4 107
The Life of Pi'erre 5
  • Released: June 11, 2021
  • Label: SossHouse, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
35
[18]

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[17]
US
R&B/HH

[19]
Pi’erre & Cardo's Wild Adventure
(with Cardo)
Sli'merre
(with Young Nudy)
  • Released: May 8, 2019
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: Streaming, digital download
63 35
The Wolf of Peachtree
(with Jelly)
  • Released: January 31, 2020
  • Label: Sosshouse Records
  • Format: Streaming, digital download
Chavo's World
(with Chavo)
  • Released: November 27, 2020
  • Label: Sosshouse Records
  • Format: Streaming, digital download
Frazier Trill
(with Frazier Trill)
  • Released: January 29, 2021
  • Label: Sosshouse Records
  • Format: Streaming, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

  • King of the Hill, October 31, 2014, self-released
  • SossGirl, February 15, 2016, self-released

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The Life of Pi'erre, September 19, 2016, self-released
  • The Life of Pi'erre 2, November 25, 2016, self-released
  • The Life of Pi'erre 3, December 26, 2016, self-released

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Yo Pi'erre!"
(featuring Playboi Carti)
2017 Non-album singles
"Honeyberry" 2018
"Hacked My Instagram"
"Marie Curie"
"4U" 2021 The Life of Pi'erre 5
"Groceries"
"Sossboy 2"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[21]
"Switching Lanes"
(featuring Playboi Carti)
2021 37 The Life of Pi'erre 5

Production discography[edit]

Charted singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B/HH
AUS CAN UK
"Woke Up Like This"
(Playboi Carti featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
2017 76 32 Playboi Carti
"Magnolia"
(Playboi Carti)
29 11 51
"Gummo"
(6ix9ine)
12 5 32 Day69
"Watch"
(Travis Scott featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West)
2018 16 9 65 24 53 Non-album single
"Bad Boy"
(Juice WRLD and Young Thug)
2021 22 9 55 19 31 TBA

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B/HH
CAN IRE UK
"X"
(Lil Uzi Vert)
2017 81 39 Luv Is Rage 2
"Light It Up"
(Young Thug)
2019 82 33 So Much Fun
"Surf"
(Young Thug featuring Gunna)
61 24
"Lil Baby"
(Young Thug)
84 35
"On God"
(Kanye West)
23 12 21 Jesus Is King
"Use This Gospel"
(Kanye West featuring Clipse and Kenny G)
37 20 34
"Bean (Kobe)"
(Lil Uzi Vert featuring Chief Keef)
2020 19 10 60 Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2
"Yessirskiii"
(Lil Uzi Vert featuring 21 Savage)
26 14 88
"Wassup"
(Lil Uzi Vert featuring Future)
54 31
"Money Spread"
(Lil Uzi Vert featuring Young Nudy)
89 50
"Pain 1993"
(Drake and Playboi Carti)
7 6 7 15 17 Dark Lane Demo Tapes

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8046925/pierre-bourne-interview-playboi-carti-drake-kanye-west
  2. ^ https://repertoire.bmi.com/Catalog.aspx?detail=writerid&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&keyid=550366281&subid=0
  3. ^ a b "Pi'erre Bourne Talks Crafting 'Yo Pi'erre' With Playboi Carti, Touring With Drake & Metro Boomin' Studio Sessions". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. ^ a b c d "Meet Pi'erre Bourne, The "Magnolia" Producer Who Always Trusts His Gut".
  5. ^ a b "Yo, Pi'erre Bourne Is Out of Here". 8 August 2017.
  6. ^ "This Is Where Pierre Bourne's Producer Tag Comes From – XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  7. ^ "Who is The Generational Sound Shaker Pi'erre Bourne". audiblwav.
  8. ^ "Mobile Malachi". Channel5Belize.
  9. ^ a b "Vice Interview". Vice.
  10. ^ "Mass Appeal". Mass Appeal.
  11. ^ "Pi'erre Bourne Tops Hot 100 Producers Chart, Powered by Lil Uzi Vert's 'Eternal Atake'". Billboard.
  12. ^ @PierrrieBourne (June 18, 2020). "Africa got the album already what's it sounding like out there ??? #TLOP4 #DELUXE #ME" (Tweet). Retrieved June 19, 2020 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Drake - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  14. ^ "The Life of Pi'erre 5 by Pi'erre Bourne". Genius. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  15. ^ "Meet Pi'erre Bourne, The "Magnolia" Producer Who Always Trusts His Gut'". FADER.
  16. ^ Pierre, Alphonse (April 27, 2020). "Pi'erre Bourne's 10 Best Beats". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  17. ^ a b "Pierre Bourne Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  18. ^ @billboardcharts (June 21, 2021). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (1/4)..." (Tweet). Retrieved June 22, 2021 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "Pierre Bourne Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  20. ^ https://www.thefader.com/2018/12/26/pierre-bourne-cardo-mixtape-wild-adventures
  21. ^ "Hot Singles Chart". The Official New Zealand Music Chart. Retrieved June 18, 2021.