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Birth name Michael Tucker
Also known as
  • Blood Diamonds
  • Michael Diamond
  • Blood
Born (1990-08-15) August 15, 1990 (age 27)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Genres Electropop
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Years active 2014–present
Associated acts

Michael Tucker[1][2] (born August 15, 1990),[3] known professionally as BloodPop®, is an American musician, record producer, and songwriter. He has previously used the monikers Blood Diamonds, Blood, and Michael Diamond. He is known for writing and producing songs for Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. In 2017, he released a collaboration with Bieber, "Friends", as his debut single under the BloodPop moniker.

Early life and career[edit]

Michael Tucker was born in Kansas City, Kansas, United States.[4][5] Tucker studied jazz guitar in middle school, went to Kansas City Art Institute, and deejayed art school parties in 2007. Cody Critcheloe mentored him in Tucker's parents' basement for a month straight, where he learned how to produce and write music.[6] Tucker studied video editing in Vancouver for three years,[7] made SoundCloud instrumentals under Blood Diamonds, and signed with Transparent Records[8][9] and OWSLA. He then relocated to Los Angeles.



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
(with Justin Bieber)
2017 20 2 4 1 8 4 4 2 2 2 TBA
"Capital Letters"
(with Hailee Steinfeld)
2018 [A] 74 49 [B] 42 39 Fifty Shades Freed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Remixes, songwriting and production credits[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Notes
2010 Blood Diamonds non-album singles "Heart"[26]
2011 "Lasting Love"[27]
Keep Shelly In Athens "Hauntin' Me" (Blood Diamonds Remix)
Blood Diamonds "Grins"[28] Later featured on Charli XCX's debut studio album, True Romance, with additional vocals from the singer.
"Grins" (Deptford Goth Remix)[28]
"Move the Stars"[28]
2012 L$D "Don't Smoke My Blunt Bitch"[30] L$D is a collaborative project between Grimes, Kreayshawn, Blood Diamonds and Tragik.[30]
Blood Diamonds Phone Sex (EP)[31] "Phone Sex" (featuring Grimes)
"Phone Sex" (Unicorn Kid Remix)
"Phone Sex" (Jensen Sportag Remix)
Kendrick Lamar non-album single "Swimming Pools (Drank)" (Blood Diamonds Remix)[32]
2013 Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days[33] "Anything Could Happen" (Blood Diamonds Remix)
Major Lazer Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2 (EP)[34] "Get Free" (featuring Amber Coffman) [Blood Diamonds Remix][35]
Blood Diamonds Osaka (EP)[36] "Osaka"
2014 Sky Ferreira You're Not the One (Remixes) [EP][37] "You're Not The One" (Blood Diamonds Remix)
Kiesza Giant In My Heart (The Remixes) [EP][38] "Giant in My Heart" (Blood Diamonds Remix)
Grimes non-album single "Go" (featuring Blood Diamonds)[39]
Tinashe Aquarius "Bet" (featuring Devonté Hynes) Co-writer
2015 Mikky Ekko Time "U"
Lupe Fiasco non-album single "They.Resurrect.Over.New." (feat. Ab-Soul & Troi)[40]
Beyoncé Fifty Shades of Grey: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Haunted" (Michael Diamond Remix)
Blood Diamonds Barcode (EP)[41] "Barcode"
"Barcode" (DJ Q Remix)
"Barcode" (Clicks & Whistles Remix)
"Barcode" (Figure Remix)
DiamondDahi non-album single "N.M.B.D." (featuring Little Simz)[42] DiamondDahi is a collaborative project between Blood Diamonds and DJ Dahi[42]
Madonna Rebel Heart "Devil Pray" Co-writer
"Iconic" (featuring Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson)
"Body Shop"
"Beautiful Scars"
"Borrowed Time"
Justin Bieber Purpose "Mark My Words"
"I'll Show You"
"Hit the Ground"
Pia Mia TBA "Touch"
2016 HANA HANA (EP) "Clay"
Fifth Harmony 7/27 "Scared of Happy" Co-writer
Various artists non-album single "Hands"
Britney Spears Glory "Better"
TBA "Drum"
Lady Gaga Joanne "Diamond Heart"
"John Wayne"
"Dancin' In Circles"
"Perfect Illusion"
"Million Reasons"
"Sinner's Prayer"
"Come to Mama"
"Hey Girl" (featuring Florence Welch)
"Angel Down"
"Grigio Girls"
John Legend Darkness and Light "What You Do to Me"
2017 HAIM Something to Tell You "Want You Back" Producer
"Little of Your Love" (BloodPop® Remix)[43] BloodPop was a remixer for the track.
Justin Bieber TBA "Friends" (with BloodPop®) Co-writer
Lana Del Rey Lust For Life (BloodPop Remix) "Lust For Life" (BloodPop® Remix) [feat. The Weeknd][44] BloodPop was a remixer for the track.
Taylor Swift Reputation "...Ready For It?" (with BloodPop®) BloodPop was a remixer for this track.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Work Outcome
2015 Much Music Video Awards Video of the Year Grimes (feat. Blood Diamonds) – "Go" Nominated
Best Post-Production Nominated
Best Director Nominated
2017 Grammy Awards[45] Album of the Year Purpose (credited as "Blood") Nominated

Personal life[edit]

Tucker is in a relationship with HANA (Hana Pestle).[46][47]


  1. ^ "Capital Letters" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 12 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[24]
  2. ^ "Capital Letters" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 10 on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[25]


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  9. ^ "Transparent (Records/Blog)". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  10. ^ Trust, Gary (August 28, 2017). "'Despacito' on Hot 100: Ties For Longest Run at No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
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  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Justin Bieber – Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
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  25. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
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  27. ^ ""Lasting Love"". Pitchfork. 2011-03-22. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
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  30. ^ a b "Video // L$D – 'Don't Smoke My Blunt Bitch' | Freedom Spark". Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  31. ^ "Phone Sex - EP by Blood Diamonds on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  32. ^ "Kendrick Lamar – "Swimming Pools (Blood Diamonds Remix)"". Stereogum. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  33. ^ "Halcyon Days (Deluxe Edition) by Ellie Goulding on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  34. ^ "LAZER STRIKES BACK Vol. 2". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  35. ^ Major Lazer -Get Free feat. Amber Coffman (Blood Diamonds Remix), retrieved 2017-01-28 
  36. ^ "Blood Diamonds - Osaka EP". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  37. ^ "You're Not the One (Remixes) - EP by Sky Ferreira on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  38. ^ "Giant In My Heart (The Remixes) - EP by Kiesza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  39. ^ "Go (feat. Blood Diamonds) - Single by Grimes on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  40. ^ Lupe Fiasco - They. Resurrect. Over. New. Feat. Ab-Soul & Troi (Prod. By DJ Dahi & Blood Diamonds) | Stream [New Song], retrieved 2017-01-28 
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  44. ^ "Lust For Life (BloodPop® Remix) [feat. The Weeknd]". Amazon Music. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 
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  46. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  47. ^ "Hana Talks Her Bond with Blood Diamonds and Getting Lorde's Blessing | NOISEY". Retrieved 2016-08-17.