Poo Bear

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Poo Bear
Birth nameJason Boyd
Also known as
  • MDMA
  • Poo Bear
  • PooBear
  • The Big Brown Poo
Born1978/1979 (age 40–41)[1]
Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • singer
  • vocal producer
Years active2001–present
Associated acts
Websitepoobearmusic.com

Jason Boyd (born 1979), better known by his stage name Poo Bear,[2] is an American record producer, vocal producer, singer and songwriter. He is best known for being one of Justin Bieber's main collaborators, having co-written many of Bieber's hits (including "Despacito (Remix)", "Where Are Ü Now", "What Do You Mean?", "PYD", "Hold Tight" and "All That Matters"), and for co-writing the song "Caught Up" from Usher's Diamond-certified album Confessions.

Early years[edit]

Boyd was born in Connecticut. He moved with his mother to Atlanta at age 9, after a tornado left them homeless.[1] His first career breakthrough came from working with R&B group 112, for whom he composed the songs "Dance With Me" and "Peaches & Cream".[3]

Career[edit]

Following his early success with 112, Boyd continued to write with other artists, including Chris Brown, Jill Scott and Mariah Carey.[4] In 2004, Usher's album Confessions was released, containing the single Caught Up, which Boyd co-wrote with Ryan Toby and producers Dre & Vidal. The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA, selling over 10 million copies in the US,[5] and is largely considered as one of the best albums of the decade.[6][7][8] "Caught Up" was the fifth single released from the album, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

While in Las Vegas in January 2013, Boyd was introduced to Justin Bieber through rapper Lil Twist and other friends of Bieber's. The two bonded over similar upbringings and tastes in music, and traveled the world together while working on music for Bieber's album. During this time, Boyd eschewed working with other artists, devoting his time exclusively to Bieber.[1] He co-wrote the majority of the songs on Bieber's albums Journals and Purpose, including "No Pressure" (where he is also credited as producer), "PYD", "All That Matters", and the double-platinum selling singles "Where Are Ü Now" (No. 8 Billboard Hot 100) and "What Do You Mean?" (No. 1 Billboard Hot 100). On April 27, 2018, Boyd released his debut studio album Poo Bear Presents Bearthday Music via Capitol Records.

In the latter part of the 2010s, Boyd's work found success in both the Latin and Country music genres. "Despacito (Remix)" was named the #1 Latin song in the history of the Billboard Charts[9], and Dan + Shay's hit "10,000 Hours" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.

In addition, Jason manages to produce the songs "Mañana es Too Late" and "Lo Nuestro es Más", by the Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy, where the first song is a collaboration with the Colombian reggaeton singer, José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, better known as J Balvin.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Details
Poo Bear Presents Bearthday Music

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Bub.[10] AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
BEL
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
NLD
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK[19]
"Would You Ever"
(with Skrillex)
2017 24 42 3 91 63 55 Non-album single
"Will I See You"
(featuring Anitta)
Poo Bear Presents Bearthday Music
"Hard 2 Face Reality"
(featuring Justin Bieber and Jay Electronica)
2018 6 71 70 59 88
"Perdido"
(featuring J Balvin & prod. by Skrillex)[20]
"All We Can Do"
(featuring Juanes & prod. by Skrillex)
"Two Commas"
"Yes Please"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearance[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Salvage (Up All Night)"[21] 2017 Galantis The Aviary


Filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes Ref.
2020 Justin Bieber: Seasons Himself [22]


Songwriting and Production Credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Album
1999 112 "Be with You" Room 112
"Anywhere (Interlude)"
2000 Pink "Love is Such a Crazy Thing" Can't Take Me Home
2001 112 "Dance with Me" Part III
"Peaches & Cream"
"All I Want is You"
"Don't Hate Me" feat. Twista
"Sweet Love"
2002 Howard Jones "All I Want" The Peaceful Tour Live
Audiovent "The Energy" Dirty Sexy Knights in Paris
"Looking Down"
"I Can't Breathe"
"Rain"
"One Small Choice"
"Sweet Frustration"
"Stalker"
"Gravity"
"Underwater Silence"
"Back and Forth"
"Beautiful Addiction"
"When I Drown"
Lady May "Round Up" feat. Blu Cantrell May Day
Isyss "Single for the Rest of My Life" The Way We Do
2003 Glenn Lewis "Back for More" feat. Kardinal Offishall Non-album single
112 "Knock U Down (Interlude)" Hot & Wet
"Knock U Down"
"Give It to Me"
Ruben Studdard "After the Candles Burn" Soulful
2004 Carl Thomas "Work It Out" Let's Talk About It
Usher "Caught Up" Confessions
"Superstar"
"Follow Me"
8Ball and MJG "Confessions" feat. Poo Bear Living Legends
Jill Scott "My Petition" Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
2005 R.A.C.L.A. "2 in 1" DEXteritate
Amerie "Just Like Me" Touch
Purple Ribbon All-Stars "My Chrome" feat. Poo Bear Got Purp? Vol. 2
"Lovin' This"
2006 Urban Mystic "I Refuse" Ghetto Revelations II
"Your Portrait"
Yo Gotti "That's What They Made It Foe" feat. Poo Bear Back 2 da Basics
Brooke Hogan "About Us" feat. Paul Wall Undiscovered
Kelis "Trilogy" Kelis Was Here
"Handful"
Danity Kane "Sleep on It" Danity Kane
Ruben Studdard "What tha Business Is" The Return
Brooke Hogan "My Space" Undiscovered
"All About Me"
"My Number" feat. Stacks
"One Sided Love"
"Dance Alone" feat. Nox
2007 8Ball and MJG "Take It Off" feat. Poo Bear Ridin' High
Mya "Lock U Down" feat. Lil Wayne Liberation
Daddy Yankee "Qué Pasó!" El Cartel: The Big Boss
Kelly Rowland "Comeback" Ms. Kelly
"Work"
Foxy Brown "When the Lights Go Out" feat. Kira Brooklyn's Don Diva
2008 Saint "Dance with Me" feat. M.D.P. Non-album single
Fat Joe "Get It for Life" feat. Poo Bear The Elephant in the Room
"Preacher on a Sunday Morning" feat. Poo Bear
Ludacris "Contagious" feat. Jamie Foxx Theater of the Mind
Kindred the Family Soul "No Limit" The Arrival
Common "Make My Day" feat. CeeLo Green Universal Mind Control
2009 Method Man & Redman "Hey Zulu" feat. Poo Bear Blackout! 2
"I Know Sumptin'" feat. Poo Bear
Chris Brown "I Can Transform Ya" feat. Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz Graffiti
"What I Do" feat. Plies
2010 Bone Thugs-n-Harmony "Rebirth" Uni5: The World's Enemy
RichGirl "Swagger Right" feat. Fabolous and Rick Ross Non-album single
Redman "When the Lights Go Off" feat. Poo Bear Reggie
2011 Lupe Fiasco "I Don't Wanna Care Right Now" feat. MDMA Lasers
"Beautiful Lasers (2 Ways)" feat. MDMA
"Coming Up" feat. MDMA
Chris Brown "She Ain't You" F.A.M.E.
Lloyd "World Cry" feat. R. Kelly, Keri Hilson and K'naan King of Hearts
Yelawolf "Let's Roll feat. Kid Rock Radioactive
2012 Lil Twist "Contact" Don't Get It Twisted
Lupe Fiasco "Bitch Bad" Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
Slaughterhouse "Place to Be" feat. B.o.B Welcome to: Our House
Lupe Fiasco "Heart Donor" feat. Poo Bear Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
"How Dare You" feat. Bilal
"Brave Heart" feat. Poo Bear
"Hood Now (Outro)"
2013 Jah Cure "Nothing is Impossible" World Cry
Justin Bieber "All That Matters" Journals
"Hold Tight"
"Recovery"
"Bad Day"
"All Bad"
"PYD" feat. R. Kelly
"Change Me"
"Swap It Out"
2015 Jack Ü "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
King Los "Black and White (Interlude)" feat. Poo Bear God, Money, War
JR Castro "Get Home" feat. Kid Ink and Quavo Sexpectations, Vol. I
Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean?" solo or with Ariana Grande Purpose
Nico & Vinz "Not for Nothing" Cornerstone EP
Abraham Mateo "A Place in My Heart" Are You Ready?
Justin Bieber "Mark My Words" Purpose
"Company"
"No Pressure" feat. Big Sean
"No Sense" feat. Travis Scott
"Life is Worth Living"
"Children"
"Purpose"
"Been You"
"Get Used to It"
"We Are" feat. Nas
"Trust"
"All In"
"Hit the Ground"
"The Most"
Chris Brown "Little More (Royalty)" Royalty
2016 JR Castro "FMN" feat. Timbaland Sexpectations, Vol. I
J Balvin "No Hay Titulo" Energia
Steven Tyler "Hold On (Won't Let Go)" We're All Somebody from Somewhere
2017 Big Sean "Jump Out the Window" I Decided
Ashlund Jade "Ultimatum" Non-album single
Pitbull "Better on Me" feat. Ty Dolla Sign Climate Change
Trey Songz "What Are We Here For" Tremaine the Album
"Break from Love"
La'Porsha Renae "What is Love" Already All Ready
Luis Fonsi "Despacito (Remix)" with Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber Vida
DJ Khaled "I'm the One" feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne Grateful
Wale "Colombia Heights (Te Llamo)" feat. J Balvin Shine
Juanes "Goodbye for Now" Mis planes son amarte
Jack & Jack "Last Thing" Gone EP
Mali "I Will" The Transition of Mali
David Guetta "2U" feat. Justin Bieber 7
Ty Dolla Sign "Love U Better" feat. Lil Wayne and The-Dream Beach House 3
Fifth Harmony "Angel" Fifth Harmony
Ty Dolla Sign "So Am I" feat. Damian Marley and Skrillex Beach House 3
Galantis "Salvage (Up All Night)" feat. Poo Bear The Aviary
Alesso "Is That for Me" with Anitta Non-album single
Ty Dolla Sign "Famous" Beach House 3
"Side Effects"
Sam Smith "Burning" The Thrill of It All
David Guetta "So Far Away" with Martin Garrix feat. Jamie Scott and Romy Dya 7
2018 Jennifer Lopez "Us" Non-album single
StarGate "1Night" feat. PartyNextDoor, 21 Savage and Murda Beatz
Labrinth "Same Team" with Stefflon Don
DJ Khaled "No Brainer" feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper Father of Asahd
Matoma "Don't Say What You Want To" feat. Yashua One in a Million
Mariah Carey "The Distance" feat. Ty Dolla Sign Caution
Taz Zavala "Beauty & the Struggle" with Arika Gluck Westside OST
Mariah Carey "One Mo' Gen" Caution
"8th Grade"
2019 Hikaru Utada "Face My Fears" with Skrillex Non-album single
One Ok Rock "Head High" Eye of the Storm
Jesse & Joy "Mañana Es Too Late" with J Balvin Aire (Versión Día)
Ed Sheeran "I Don't Care" with Justin Bieber No. 6 Collaborations Project
Billie Eilish "Bad Guy (Remix)" with Justin Bieber Non-album single
Madison Ryann Ward "Other Side" Beyond Me EP
FKA Twigs "Holy Terrain" feat. Future Magdalene
Zac Brown Band "Need This" The Owl
"OMW"
"Me and the Boys in the Band"
"Finished What We Started" feat. Brandi Carlile
Bear and a Banjo "Better Days" Non-album single
Dan + Shay "10,000 Hours" with Justin Bieber
Bear and a Banjo "Lying's the New Truth" Bear and a Banjo
"No Way (That's Not America)"
"Me and My Banjo"
"Born this Way"
"Can You Hear Me Now" solo or with Zac Brown
"Behind the Preposition"
"We Ain't Going Nowhere"
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
2020 Justin Bieber "Yummy" with Summer Walker Changes
"Intentions" feat. Quavo
Jesse & Joy "Lo Nuestro Vale Mas" Aire (Versión Día)
Justin Bieber "Forever" feat. Post Malone and Clever Changes
"All Around Me"
"Habitual"
"Come Around Me"
"Available"
"Running Over" feat. Lil Dicky
"Take It Out on Me"
"Second Emotion" feat. Travis Scott
"Get Me" feat. Kehlani
"E.T.A."
"Changes"
"Confirmation"
"That's What Love Is"
"At Least for Now"
Bear and a Banjo "New Beginning" Bear and a Banjo
PartyNextDoor "Savage Anthem" Partymobile
Jesse & Joy "Aires" Aire (Versión Día)
"¿En Qué Nos Convertimos?"

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Best of the 2000s". billboard.com.
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