In today’s world where everyone is taking a speciality at one skill or talent, there are some gifted in more than one skill. These guys are at the pinnacle of their careers even with the many talents.
One of such people is the singer, songwriter, and record producer, Matthew Musto whose moniker, Blackbear is popular. Here, we will be discussing everything about Blackbear’s net worth to his life so far.
Blackbear wrote several hit songs for A-list artists like Justin Bieber (Boyfriend), Jeremy Zucker (talk is overrated), Nick Jonas (numb), Billie Eilish (Ocean Eyes), Machine Gun Kelly (My Ex’s Best Friend) and many others. If after seeing this list of artists he has collaborated with, you still don’t see his greatness, then wait for the list of the songs he’s produced. Mind-blowing!
Blackbear’s Early Life
Born Matthew Tyler Musto on November 27, 1990, in Daytona Beach, Florida. His father is an Italian Catholic. There is no record of his mother. We know his babysitter who played an important role in his wild interest in music, raised him.
His babysitter according to him made him listen to bands like Rancid, New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, and Blink-182. All of these bands he came across while still in his fourth grade.
As a high school student, Musto joined a Florida-based band, called Polaroid and became the lead singer. They released an album, Paint The Town, one demo, The Cure Demo and one EP, Inside And Out.
The style of the band revolves around garage band, punk-rock and pop-punk. Blackbear later dropped out of school in his tenth grade to focus on music. In 2008, Blackbear started writing his solo songs with plans to go solo getting stronger.
Blackbear’s Net Worth: His Professional Career
After his stint with Polaroid, he moved to Atlanta to work with superstar, Ne-Yo. He put out his first body of work, an EP titled Brightness in 2008. A year later, he cemented his status as an artist to look forward to, with another EP Contrast and Exposure in 2010. For the next couple of years. Blackbear put out work after work.
Finally, in 2011, he decided to choose a pseudonym that became identified with him, and that name was Blackbear. One of the songs he co-wrote with Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”, became a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2012.
Already identifying with the genre (RnB) he wants to focus on, he released his EP Foreplay in April 2012 and mixtape Sex in October 2012. Both didn’t do too well on the charts but it was a statement of intent from Musto who was keen to succeed with the RnB genre of music.
His persistence paid off as an EP of his, The Afterglow released in 2014 gave him the number four position on Billboard’s Uncharted listing from upcoming artists. The same year, he became one of the first few independent artists to monetize streaming on SoundCloud.
Blackbear’s Health Struggles
One sickness that tried to smear Blackbear net worth was pancreatitis that required him to have surgeries every two months. It must be draining for a young man, especially someone trying to build his career from scratch. However, it must be said that he brought it upon himself with his choices. In 2016, Blackbear was admitted to the hospital because of his excessive alcohol intake.
But there was a bright light, he wrote his album “Digital Druglord” while in the hospital. His experience with the disease made him join resources together with a non-profit organisation dedicated to finding a lasting cure to chronic pancreatitis. This gesture won him the “Courage Award” for his inspiration to others living with the dreaded disease.
In 2018, Blackbear and brand Popsockets joined hands together to donate proceeds of his branded products to Mission: Cure. A non-profit organization helping people.
His illness inspired a song that explains his struggles with pancreatitis, out of the songs on his breakup themed album.
Blackbear is in a relationship. Even though not married, he has a son with his long-time sweetheart, Michele Maturo. Sometime in 2019, Blackbear announced to the world via his social media platforms that he is expecting their first child in January 2020. On January 26, 2020, they announced the birth of their son, Midnight Thomas Musto.
We do not know how the relationship started, or if Musti had other women before this revelation, but we know this couple is here to stay.
Blackbear is the private type, if he isn’t talking about music, then he is not talking about anything. This helped to maintain the discrete nature of his personal life, as no scandal of any sorts is named of him.
Blackbear’s Net Worth
According to a reliable source, Blackbear’s net worth as of 2021 is $5 million. Obviously, his wealth is from his music endeavours, no question about that. His foray into songwriting, production must have increased his earnings.
Besides, writing for the top guns in the music industry is definitely going to shoot up his buck earnings. Safe to say that the majority of Blackbear net worth is from his songwriting, production contracts with established artists.
While it looks like Blackbear’s recovery from pancreatitis is real, this young man fought his way to the top. He clearly is a man with a goal. We just may have not heard the best of him yet. Blackbear looks like a man who doesn’t see the ceiling. Who knows, Blackbear’s net worth still has room for increase as long as the man doesn’t stop churning out good music.