BloodPop

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BloodPop
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
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Years active 2014–present
Labels
Associated acts

Michael Tucker[1][2] (born August 15, 1990),[3] known professionally as BloodPop (stylized 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.

Discography[edit]

Singles[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
[10]
AUS
[11][12]
CAN
[13]
DEN
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
IRL
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWE
[19]
UK
[20]
"Friends"
(with Justin Bieber)
2017 20 2 4 1 8 4 4 2 2 2 TBA
"Capital Letters"
(with Hailee Steinfeld)
2018 [A] 36
[25]
69 34
[26]
32 [B] 42 39 Fifty Shades Freed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Featured appearances[edit]

  • "Go" (2014) (Grimes featuring Blood Diamonds)
  • "A Good Night" (2018) (John Legend featuring BloodPop)

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with Produced with
"Grins" 2013 Charli XCX True Romance Co-writer/Producer Charlotte Aitchison Dan Aslet
"Go"
(featuring Blood Diamonds)
2014 Grimes Non-album single Featured artist/Producer - -
"Bet"
(featuring Devonte Hynes)
Tinashe Aquarius Co-writer/Producer Tinashe Kachingwe, Dacoury Natche DJ Dahi
"U" 2015 Mikky Ekko Time Jonathan Sudduth -
"They. Resurrect. Over. New"
(featuring Ab-Soul)
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo & Youth Wasalu Jaco, Dacoury Natche, Herbert Stevens DJ Dahi
"Devil Pray" Madonna Rebel Heart Madonna Ciccone, Timothy Bergling, Arash Pournouri, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, Dacoury Natche Madonna, Avicii, DJ Dahi
"Iconic"
(featuring Chance the Rapper &
Mike Tyson)
Co-writer/Additional producer Madonna Ciccone, Toby Gad, Maureen McDonald, Larry Griffin Jr., Chancelor Bennett, Dacoury Natche Madonna, Toby Gad, AFSHeeN, Josh Cumbee, DJ Dahi
"Body Shop" Co-writer/Producer Madonna Ciccone, Toby Gad, Maureen McDonald, Larry Griffin Jr., Dacoury Natche Madonna, DJ Dahi, Toby Gad
"Beautiful Scars" Madonna Ciccone, Richard Nowels Jr., Dacoury Natche Madonna, DJ Dahi
"Borrowed Time" Madonna Ciccone, Timothy Bergling, Arash Pournouri, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, Dacoury Natche Madonna, Avicii, DJ Dahi
"Clay" Hana HANA EP Hana Pestle Hana
"Avalanche" Hana Pestle Hana
"Tell Me" Raye Second EP Rachel Keen -
"Sorry"[29] Justin Bieber Purpose Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sonny Moore Skrillex
"Touch" Pia Mia Non-album single Pia Perez, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen Stargate
"Mark My Words" Justin Bieber Purpose[30] Justin Bieber, Jason Boyd, James Abrahart, Rodney Jerkins, Fredrik Halland -
"I'll Show You" Justin Bieber, Joshua Gudwin, Sonny Moore, Theron Feemster Skrillex
"Children" Justin Bieber, Jason Boyd, Sonny Moore, Brandon Green, Nico Hartikainen Skrillex, Maejor, Hartikainen
"Hit the Ground" Co-writer Justin Bieber, Jason Boyd, Sonny Moore, Andrew Wotman, Louis Bell, Brian Lee -
"Body"
(featuring Jeremih)
2016 Dreezy No Hard Feelings Co-writer/Producer Seandrea Sledge, Brittany Hazzard, Jeremy Felton -
"Underwater" Hana HANA EP Hana Pestle Hana
"White" Hana Pestle Hana
"Chimera" Hana Pestle Hana
"Scared of Happy"[31] Fifth Harmony 7/27 Tinashe Kachingwe, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Cass Lowe Stargate
"Hands" Various artists Non-album single Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels Mark Ronson
"Better"[32] Britney Spears Glory Britney Spears, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter Mischke
"Perfect Illusion"[33] Lady Gaga Joanne Kevin Parker, Stefan Germanotta, Mark Ronson Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker, Lady Gaga
"Drum"[34] TBA Karen Marie Ørsted, Charlotte Aitchison, Jonnali Parmenius -
"Diamond Heart" Lady Gaga Joanne[35] Producer - Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Josh Homme, Jeff Bhasker
"A-Yo" Co-writer/Producer Stefani Germanotta, Hillary Lindsey, Mark Ronson Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"Joanne" Producer - Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"John Wayne" Co-writer/Producer Stefani Germanotta, Mark Ronson, Josh Homme Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"Dancin' in Circles" Stefani Germanotta, Beck Hansen, Mark Ronson Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"Million Reasons" Producer - Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"Sinner's Prayer" - Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"Come to Mama" - Mark Ronson, Emile Haynie, Lady Gaga
"Hey Girl"
(featuring Florence Welch)
- Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"Angel Down" - Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"Grigio Girls" Co-writer/Producer Stefani Germanotta, Hillary Lindsey, Mark Ronson Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga
"Blow You Up"
(featuring AlunaGeorge & Less Is
More)
Yogi Non-album single Co-writer/Additional producer Yogesh "Yogi" Tulsiani, Deleon Blake, Alexander Lewis, Ross Golan, Benjamin Levin, Charlotte Aitchison, Tor Hermansen, Jean Baptiste, George Reid, Aluna Francis, Mikkel Eriksen Yogi, Less Is More
"What You Do to Me"[36] John Legend Darkness and Light Co-writer John Stephens, Blake Mills, Matthew Sweeney, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter -
"Want You Back"[37] 2017 Haim Something to Tell You Additional producer - Ariel Rechtshaid
"Wanna Know Love"[38] Jasmine Thompson Wonderland EP Co-writer Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels -
"A Good Night"
(featuring BloodPop)[39]
2018 John Legend TBA Featured artist/Co-writer/Producer John Stephens, Alexandra Yatchenko, Rachel Keen -
"Enemies" Lauv I Met You When I Was 18 Co-writer Ari Leff, Christy Zakarias -
"My One" Lily Allen No Shame Co-writer/Producer Lily Cooper, Ezra Koenig Mark Ronson, Ezra Koenig

Remixes[edit]

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[40] Album of the Year Purpose (credited as "Blood") Nominated

Personal life[edit]

Tucker is in a relationship with HANA (Hana Pestle).[41][42]

Notes[edit]

  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.[27]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Emily Onofrio. "Ad Hoc Blood Diamonds: "Ritual"". Wayback.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  3. ^ "BloodPop - Biography & History - Allmusic". Allmusic.com. 
  4. ^ Evan Minsker (2011-09-08). "Blood Diamonds". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
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  6. ^ "Blood Diamonds | Artist Profile". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
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  9. ^ "Transparent (Records/Blog)". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
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  11. ^ "Discography Justin Bieber". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
  13. ^ "BloodPop Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 34, 2017". Hitlisten. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 34, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
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  17. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
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  26. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 8, 2018". Hitlisten. Retrieved February 28, 2018. 
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  29. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/sorry-justin-bieber/0060254769282
  30. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/purpose-justin-bieber/0060254758745
  31. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/7-27-deluxe-fifth-harmony/0886445771701?qref=dac_7
  32. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/glory-deluxe-version-britney-spears/0886446232829
  33. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/joanne-lady-gaga/0060255721773
  34. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/drum-moe/0886446090474?qref=dac_8
  35. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/joanne-deluxe-lady-gaga/0060255720511
  36. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/darkness-and-light-john-legend/0886446097077
  37. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/want-you-back-haim/0060255765181
  38. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/wonderland-ep-jasmine-thompson/0075679896902?qref=dac_8
  39. ^ https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/a-good-night-john-legend-x-bloodpopr/epubi2izjmlyc?qref=dac_7
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  41. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
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