Pop Wansel

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Andrew "Pop" Wansel
Birth name Andrew Wansel
Born (1988-04-27) April 27, 1988 (age 30)
Origin Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Songwriter
  • record producer
  • musician
Associated acts Pop & Oak

Pop Wansel 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]

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.[2]


Year Artist Album Title Songwriter Producer
2009 Ashley Tisdale Guilty Pleasure "Hair" ☑Y ☑Y
Marié Digby Breathing Underwater "Know You By Heart" ☑Y ☑Y
Ginuwine A Man's Thoughts "Show Off" ☑Y
"Open the Door"
2010 Fantasia Back to Me "Collard Greens & Cornbread" ☑Y ☑Y
Trey Songz Passion, Pain & Pleasure "Unusual" ☑Y ☑Y
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday "Muny" ☑Y ☑Y
"Save Me"
"Your Love"
Far East Movement Free Wired "White Flag" ☑Y
2011 Big Sean Finally Famous "Marvin & Chardonnay" ☑Y ☑Y
2012 Diggy Unexpected Arrival "Do It Like You ☑Y ☑Y
"The Reign"
"Copy, Paste"
Monica New Life "Catch Me" ☑Y ☑Y
Elle Varner Perfectly Imperfect "Only Wanna Give It to You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Sound Proof Room"
"I Don't Care"
"Not Tonight"
"Stop the Clock"
"So Fly"
Busta Rhymes Year of the Dragon "Pressure" ☑Y ☑Y
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream "Use Me" ☑Y ☑Y
"Where's the Fun in Forever"
Rihanna Unapologetic "Numb" ☑Y ☑Y
Alicia Keys Girl on Fire "Fire We Make" ☑Y ☑Y
2013 Chrisette Michele Better "A Couple of Forevers" ☑Y ☑Y
K. Michelle Rebellious Soul "V.S.O.P." ☑Y ☑Y
2014 Usher Good Kisser "Good Kisser" ☑Y ☑Y
Ariana Grande My Everything "Break Your Heart Right Back" ☑Y ☑Y
Azealia Banks Broke with Expensive Taste "Chasing Time" ☑Y ☑Y
Jennifer Lopez A.K.A. "Troubeaux" ☑Y
Jessie J Sweet Talker "Seal Me with a Kiss" ☑Y ☑Y
K. Michelle Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? "Going Under" ☑Y
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint "The Crying Game" ☑Y ☑Y
Omarion Sex Playlist "You Like It" ☑Y
2015 Jason Derulo Everything Is 4 "Trade Hearts" ☑Y ☑Y
Miguel Wildheart "DEAL" ☑Y ☑Y
Tamia Love Life "Love Falls Over Me" ☑Y ☑Y
"Sandwich and a Soda"
Alessia Cara Four Pink Walls / Know-It-All "Seventeen" ☑Y ☑Y
"I'm Yours"
"Four Pink Walls"
"Scars To Your Beautiful"
Fleur East Love, Sax and Flashbacks "Over Getting Over" ☑Y ☑Y
"Never Say When"
Monica Code Red "Alone In Your Heart" ☑Y ☑Y
2016 Brandy Beggin & Pleadin "Beggin & Pleadin" ☑Y ☑Y
K. Michelle More Issues Than Vogue "Sleep Like A Baby" ☑Y ☑Y
Tory Lanez I Told You "Question Is" ☑Y ☑Y
"Say It"
Bea Miller Yes Girl "Yes Girl" ☑Y ☑Y
2017 Kehlani SweetSexySavage "Distraction" ☑Y ☑Y
"Peace of Mind"
"Not Used to It"
"Everything Is Yours"
"In My Feelings"
"Hold Me By The Heart"
"Thank You"
Cashmere Cat 9 "Infinite Stripes"
(ft. Ty Dolla Sign)
☑Y ☑Y
Jessie Ware Glasshouse "Midnight" ☑Y ☑Y
Miguel War & Leisure "Shockandawe" ☑Y ☑Y
2018 Jeremih The Chocolate Box "Forever I'm Ready" ☑Y ☑Y
Amber Mark Conexão - EP "Love Me Right" ☑Y ☑Y
Alessia Cara The Pains of Growing "Growing Pains" ☑Y

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[3] Nominated


  1. ^ "Andrew 'Pop' Wansel". Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b Trammel, Matthew. "Beat Construction: Meet Andrew "Pop" Wansel, the Producer Behind Nicki Minaj's Soft Side". thefader.com. The Fader. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  3. ^ "2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Full List of Nominees". iHeartRadio.com. iHeartRadio. Retrieved 2018-01-11. 

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