Pop Wansel

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Pop Wansel
Birth nameAndrew Wansel
Born (1988-04-27) April 27, 1988 (age 30)
OriginPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Songwriter
  • record producer
  • musician
Associated actsPop & Oak

Andrew "Pop" Wansel (born April 27, 1988) is an American record producer, musician and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the son of Philadelphia soul icon Dexter Wansel, Pop grew up in the music industry and began writing and producing his own music at the age of ten, citing rapper Nas and Motown songwriting team Holland–Dozier–Holland as his early inspirations.[1][2][3]

In 2006, Pop reached out to Nicki Minaj via Myspace message looking to collaborate. After her initial interest, he sent her an idea that would that would eventually become the basis for "Your Love". Nicki recorded the track and the unmastered demo subsequently leaked in 2009, landing at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Rap Songs, and launching Pop and production partner Warren "Oak" Felder (Pop & Oak) to international acclaim.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

BMI Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 "Here" (Alessia Cara) Pop Song of the Year Won

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 "Good Kisser" (Usher) Best R&B Song Nominated

iHeartRadio Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 Pop Wansel Producer of the Year[5] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew 'Pop' Wansel". Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ "10 Questions With Andrew "Pop" Wansel". BMI.com. 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  3. ^ "Beat Construction: Meet Andrew "Pop" Wansel, the Producer Behind Nicki Minaj's Soft Side". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  4. ^ Trammel, Matthew. "Beat Construction: Meet Andrew "Pop" Wansel, the Producer Behind Nicki Minaj's Soft Side". thefader.com. The Fader. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  5. ^ "2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Full List of Nominees". iHeartRadio.com. iHeartRadio. Retrieved 2018-01-11.

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