Poo Bear

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Poo Bear
Birth name Jason Boyd
Also known as
  • MDMA
  • Poo Bear
  • PooBear
  • The Big Brown Poo
Born Connecticut, U.S.
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • vocal producer
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts
Website poobearmusic.com

Jason Boyd, better known by his stage name Poo Bear,[1] 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 "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 1979 in Connecticut. He moved with his mother to Atlanta at age 9, after a tornado left them homeless.[2] His first career breakthrough came from working with R&B group 112, for whom he composed the songs "Dance With Me" and "Peaches & Cream".[citation needed]


After his success with 112, in the early 2000s Boyd worked with artists Blu Cantrell and Jill Scott.[citation needed] 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,[3] and is largely considered as one of the best albums of the decade.[4][5][6] "Caught Up" was the fifth single released from the album, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

For the rest of the 2000s, Boyd continued to work with many popular R&B and hip hop artists, including Big Boi, Ameriie, Ludacris, and Chris Brown.[citation needed]

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.[7] 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.


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Details
Poo Bear Presents Bearthday Music


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.[8] AUS
"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
(featuring J Balvin)[18]
"—" 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)"[19] 2017 Galantis The Aviary

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with Produced with
"Peaches & Cream" 2001 112 Part III Co-writer Michael Keath, Quinnes Parker, Courtney Sills, Marvin Scandrick, Mario Williams, Sean Combs -
"Dance with Me" Quinnes Parker, Michael Keath, Marvin Scandrick, Daron Jones -
"All I Want Is You" Quinnes Parker, Daron Jones -
"Don't Hate Me"
(featuring Twista)
Michael Keath, Anthony Dent -
"Sweet Love" Marvin Scandrick, Michael Keath, Quinnes Parker, Courtney Sills, Daron Jones -
"Round Up"
featuring Blu Cantrell)
2002 Lady May May Day Kevin Ellis, Kym Holland, Ronald Lawrence, Rhonda Robinson, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith -
"My Petition" 2004 Jill Scott Beautifully Human:
Words and Sound Vol. II
Jill Scott, Andre Harris, Vidal Harris -
"Work It Out" Carl Thomas Let's Talk About It Carl Thomas, Stevan Jordan -
"Caught Up" Usher Confessions Ryan Toby, Andre Harris, Vidal Harris -
"Supastar" Ryan Toby, Andre Harris, Vidal Harris, Nyticka Hemingway -
"Follow Me" Ryan Toby, Andre Harris, Vidal Harris -
"My Chrome"
(featuring Poo Bear)
2005 Purple Ribbon All Stars Got Purp? Vol. 2 Featured artist/Co-writer Antwan Patton, David Sheats, Jeminesse Smith, Michael Render -
"Lovin' This" Co-writer Corey Andrews, Courtney Sills, Atillo Boccadoro Hernandez, Garciela Carballo, Howard White, James Patton, Michael Davis, Nathaniel Elder, Nicholas Solis -
"Just Like Me" Amerie Touch Amerie Rogers, Andre Harris, Vidal Harris, Ryan Toby, Sunshine Anderson -
"Sleep On It" Danity Kane Danity Kane Scott Storch -
"Comeback" 2007 Kelly Rowland Ms. Kelly Co-writer/Co-producer Kelly Rowland, Scott Storch, Lyndrea Price Scott Storch
"Work" Kelly Rowland, Scott Storch Scott Storch
"I Can Transform Ya"
(featuring Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz)
2009 Chris Brown Graffiti Co-writer Christopher Brown, Joseph Bereal Jr., Kasseem Dean, Dwayne Carter Jr. -
"What I Do"
(featuring Plies)
Christopher Brown, Jermaine Jackson, Sean Davidson, Luke Boyd, Algernod Washington, Kevin Cossom, Robert Allen, Karlyn Ramsay, Andrew Harr, Andre Davidson -
"I Don't Wanna Care Right Now"
(featuring MDMA)
2011 Lupe Fiasco Lasers Wasalu Jaco, Domonic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos -
"Beautiful Lasers (2 Ways)"
(featuring MDMA)
Wasalu Jaco, David Manzoor -
"Coming Up"
(featuring MDMA)
Wasalu Jaco, David Manzoor -
"Bitch Bad" 2012 Food & Liquor: The Great
American Rap Album Pt. I
Co-writer/Producer Wasalu Jaco, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos The Audibles
"Heart Donor"
(featuring Poo Bear)
Featured artist/Co-writer/Producer Wasalu Jaco, Jermaine Jackson, Andrew Harr The Runners
"How Dare You"
(featuring Bilal)
Co-writer Wasalu Jaco, Andre Samuel, Joseph Mourad -
"Brave Heart"
(featuring Poo Bear)
Featured artist/Co-writer/Producer Wasalu Jaco, Jermaine Jackson, Andrew Harr The Runners
"Hood Now (Outro)" Co-writer Wasalu Jaco, Kennieth Alexander Jr., Larrance Dopson, Christopher Brody Brown, Lamar Edwards, Charles Hamilton, Carlos McSwain -
"All That Matters" 2013 Justin Bieber Journals Justin Bieber, Andre Harris, Donovan Knight -
"Hold Tight" Co-writer/Co-producer Justin Bieber, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos, Jamal Rashid The Audibles, Mally Mall
"Recovery" Justin Bieber, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos, Jamal Rashid, Craig David, Mark Hill The Audibles, Mally Mall
"Bad Day" Daniel Perez, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos, Jamal Rashid, Ernest Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Christopher Jasper The Audibles, Mally Mall
"All Bad" Co-writer/Producer Justin Bieber, Andre Harris, Ryan Toby Andre Harris, Justin Bieber
(featuring R. Kelly)
Co-writer/Co-producer Justin Bieber, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos, Sasha Sirota, Robert Kelly, Jamal Rashid The Audibles, Sasha Sirota, Mally Mall
"Change Me" Co-writer Justin Bieber, Andre Harris -
"Swap It Out" Co-writer/Producer Justin Bieber, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos, Jamal Rashid The Audibles
"Contact" Lil Twist Don’t Get It Twisted Producer - The Audibles
"Where Are Ü Now"
(with Justin Bieber)
2015 Jack Ü Skrillex and Diplo Present
Jack Ü
/ Purpose
Co-writer Sonny Moore, Thomas Pentz, Justin Bieber, Karl Brutus, Jordan Ware -
"What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber Purpose Justin Bieber, Mason Levy -
"Mark My Words" Justin Bieber, James Abrahart, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fredrik Halland, Michael Tucker -
"Company" Co-writer/Co-producer Justin Bieber, James Abrahart, Andreas Schuller, Thomas Troelsen, James "Gladius" Wong, Leroy Clampitt Axident, Gladius, Big Taste
"No Pressure"
(featuring Big Sean)
Co-writer/Producer Justin Bieber, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos, Sean Andersson The Audibles
"Children" Co-writer Justin Bieber, Sonny Moore, Michael Tucker, Brandon Green, Nico Hartikainen -
"Purpose" Co-writer/Producer Justin Bieber, Stephen Philibin, Eben Wares, Jeremy Snyder, Scott Braun Jeremy Snyder, Steve James
"We Are"
(featuring Nas)
Justin Bieber, Andre Harris, Donovan "DK The Punisher" Knight, Nasir Jones Andre Harris, DK The Punisher
"Trust" Co-writer Justin Bieber, Mark Jackson -
"All In It" Justin Bieber, Mark Jackson, Mason Levy, Josh Gudwin -
"Hit The Ground" Justin Bieber, Michael Tucker, Sonny Moore, Andrew Watt, Louis Bell, Brian Lee -
"The Most" Justin Bieber, Rubin Brutus, Jordan Ware, Wallace Joseph -
"Little More (Royalty)" Chris Brown Royalty Co-writer/Producer Christopher Brown, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos, Nicolo Arquilla, Daneielle Autore Razihel, Danielle Autore
"Black and White (Interlude)"
(featuring Poo Bear)
King Los God, Money, War Co-writer Carlos Coleman, Marcos Palacios, Ernest Clark, Chazwick Bundick, Robert Watson -
"What Are We Here For" 2017 Trey Songz Tremaine the Album Tremaine Neverson, Moses Samuels, Mikey Akinkunmi -
"Break From Love" Tremaine Neverson, Jeremy Snyder -
"Despacito (Remix)"
(with Daddy Yankee featuring Justin
Luis Fonsi Non-album single Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Erika Ender, Marty James, Luis Rodríguez -
"I'm the One"
(featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo,
Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)
DJ Khaled Grateful Khaled Khaled, Nicholas Balding, Justin Bieber, Quavious Marshall, Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter Jr., Bobby Brackins, David Park, Ray Jacobs -
(featuring Justin Bieber)
David Guetta Non-album single Co-writer/Producer Pierre Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Daniel Tuparia, Justin Bieber David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Cesqeaux
"Angel" Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Sonny Moore Skrillex
"Salvage (Up All Night)"
(featuring Poo Bear)
Galantis The Aviary Featured artist/Co-writer/Co-producer Christian Karlsson, Jimmy "Svidden" Koitzsch, Linus Eklow, Henrik Jonback Galantis, Svidden, Henrik Jonback
"Is That for Me"
(with Anitta)
Alesso Non-album single Co-writer/Producer Alessandro Lindblad, Larissa Magalhaes Alesso
"Burning" Sam Smith The Thrill of It All Co-writer Samuel Smith, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos -
"So Far Away"
(with David Guetta featuring
Jamie Scott & Romy Dya)
Martin Garrix Non-album single Martijn Garritsen, Jamie Scott, Pierre Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort -
"Us" 2018 Jennifer Lopez TBA Co-writer/Producer Jennifer Lopez, Sonny Moore Skrillex
"Same Team"
(with Stefflon Don)
Labrinth Co-writer Timothy McKenzie, Stephanie Allen -
"No Brainer"
(featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo
& Chance the Rapper)
DJ Khaled Father of Asahd Co-writer/Co-producer Khaled Khaled, Nicholas Balding, Justin Bieber, Quavious Marshall, Chancellor Bennett, Melvin Riley, Nolan Lambroza, David "Davidior" Park DJ Khaled, Davidior, Nic Nac
"Don't Say What You Want To"
(featuring Yashua)
Matoma One in a Million Co-writer Thomas Lagergren, Shaylen Carroll, Sophia D'Antonio, Yashua Camacho -
"The Distance"
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
Mariah Carey Caution Co-writer/Producer Mariah Carey, Sonny Moore, Peder Losnegard, Tyrone Griffin Jr. Lido, Skrillex
"Face My Fears"
(featuring Utada Hikaru & Skrillex)
2019 Utada Hikaru Non-album single Co-writer - Skrillex


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