Michael Tucker[1][2] (born August 15, 1990),[3] known professionally as BloodPop (stylized as BloodPop®), is an American musician, record producer, songwriter, and gaming executive.

Birth nameMichael Tucker
Also known as
  • Blood Diamonds
  • Michael Diamond
  • Blood
Born (1990-08-15) August 15, 1990 (age 33)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present

Life and early career edit

Tucker was born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.[4] Tucker studied jazz guitar in school and, under the guidance of Cody Critcheloe of SSION, learned how to produce music in his parents' basement while he studied at the Kansas City Art Institute.[5]

He moved to Vancouver in the late 2000s to study video game design at the Vancouver Film School.[6] It was while in Vancouver that Tucker bonded with fellow creatives - most notably Grimes, a Vancouver native - while frequently DJ'ing at local parties.[7][8]

In his spare time, he continued producing music with Ableton and sporadically released glitchy, multi-layered electropop instrumentals online, eventually catching the attention of Transparent Records and dubstep artist Skrillex's Owsla imprint.[9][10] He then relocated to Los Angeles.

Music career edit

After relocating to Los Angeles and using the monikers Blood and Blood Diamonds, Tucker began to make his mark by working with established artists. He collaborated with Grimes (on his debut 2011 EP, Phone Sex, and later on her 2014 track, "Go"),[1] while also being drafted in to officially remix tracks by artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, and Major Lazer.

In 2014, he worked alongside fellow producers Avicii and DJ Dahl on Madonna's 13th album. The record, Rebel Heart, was released the following year, with Tucker providing input on the tracks "Devil Pray", "Iconic", "Body Shop" and "Beautiful Scars".[11] Tucker also earned a prominent production credit for smash hit, "Sorry", on Purpose, the fourth album by Justin Bieber, in 2015.[12]

Tucker then went on to produce tracks for Britney Spears, Fifth Harmony, and Hana before working on Lady Gaga's 2016 album, Joanne, alongside Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker of Tame Impala.[13] Tucker began operating under the name BloodPop that year, and he rounded off 2016 by producing John Legend's "What You Do to Me".

The following year saw him return with a remix of "Little of Your Love" by indie pop trio Haim, as well as a single co-written with Bieber entitled "Friends". 2019 saw Tucker issue the jubilant single "Newman" under the BloodPop moniker,[14] as well as contributing to Post Malone's "Internet".[15]

Tucker executive produced Lady Gaga's sixth studio album, Chromatica, including lead single, "Stupid Love".[16][17]

In 2023, Tucker was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘’Hold My Hand’’ - co-written and performed by Lady Gaga - from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.[18]

Gaming Career edit

In 2023, Tucker announced the formation of Genpop Interactive, a studio dedicated to driving “forward the next-gen of music, fashion, and gaming culture.”[19]

Personal life edit

Tucker has been dating American songwriter and producer Hana since May 2013. They met in a recording session.[20] As of May 2023, they are engaged.[21]

Discography edit

Singles edit

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Year Title Artists Peak chart positions Certifications Album
2017 "Friends" Justin Bieber, BloodPop 20 2 4 1 8 4 4 2 2 2 Non-album single
2018 "Capital Letters" Hailee Steinfeld, BloodPop [A] 36
69 34
12 32 [B] 42 39 Fifty Shades Freed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2019 "Newman"[45] BloodPop Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Songwriting and production credits edit

Year Title Artist(s) Album Credit
2010 "So What?" Far East Movement Free Wired Songwriter
2011 "Girl" Das Racist Relax Producer
"Hauntin' Me" Keep Shelly in Athens Non-album single Remixer
2012 "Swimming Pools/Drank" (Blood Diamonds Remix) Kendrick Lamar, BloodPop (credited as Blood Diamonds) Non-album single Remixer
2013 "Grins" Charli XCX True Romance Producer, songwriter
"Anything Could Happen" (Blood Diamonds Remix) Ellie Goulding, BloodPop (credited as Blood Diamonds) Non-album single Remixer
2014 "Go" Grimes, BloodPop (credited as Blood Diamonds) Non-album single Producer, songwriter
"No Evidence" Rome Fortune Small VVorld Producer, songwriter
"Bet" Tinashe, Devonte Hynes Aquarius Producer, songwriter
"Giant in My Heart" (Blood Diamonds Remix) Kiesza, BloodPop (credited as Blood Diamonds) Non-album single Remixer
"You're Not the One" (Blood Diamonds Remix) Sky Ferreira, BloodPop (credited as Blood Diamonds) Non-album single Remixer
2015 "U" Mikky Ekko Time Producer, songwriter
"They. Resurrect. Over. New." Lupe Fiasco, Ab-Soul Tetsuo & Youth Producer, songwriter
"Iconic" Madonna, Mike Tyson, Chance The Rapper Rebel Heart Producer, songwriter
"Devil Pray" Madonna
"Body Shop"
"Beautiful Scars"
"Borrowed Time"
"Paw Due Respect" Run the Jewels Meow the Jewels Remixer
"Tell Me" Raye Second EP Producer, songwriter
"Touch" Pia Mia Non-album single Producer, songwriter
"Sorry" Justin Bieber Purpose Producer, songwriter
"Mark My Words" Producer, songwriter
"I'll Show You" Producer, songwriter
"Children" Producer, songwriter
"Hit the Ground" Songwriter
"Lisa" LE1F Riot Boi Producer, songwriter
"Haunted" (Michael Diamond Remix) Beyoncé, BloodPop (credited as Michael Diamond) Non-album single Remixer
2016 "Body" Dreezy, Jeremih No Hard Feelings Producer
"Clay" Hana Hana EP Songwriter
"A Noite É Dela" Pedro Ratão Non-album single Producer
"Scared of Happy" Fifth Harmony 7/27 Producer, songwriter
"Hands" Various artists Non-album single Songwriter
"Seavvorld" Rome Fortune VVorldwide Pimpstation Producer
"Better" Britney Spears Glory Producer, songwriter
"Drum" Non-album single Producer, songwriter
"Me Now" Denzel Curry Imperial Producer
"Diamond Heart" Lady Gaga Joanne Producer
"A-Yo" Producer, songwriter
"Perfect Illusion" Producer, songwriter
"Joanne" Producer
"John Wayne" Producer, songwriter
"Dancin' in Circles" Producer, songwriter
"Million Reasons" Producer
"Sinner's Prayer" Producer
"Come to Mama" Producer
"Angel Down" Producer
"Grigio Girls" Producer, songwriter
"Hey Girl" Lady Gaga, Florence Welch Producer
"Blow You Up" Yogi, Aluna George, Less is More Non-album single Producer, songwriter
"What You Do to Me" John Legend Darkness and Light Songwriter
2017 "Want You Back" Haim Something to Tell You Producer
"Wanna Know Love" Jasmine Thompson Wonderland EP Songwriter[46]
"Friends" Justin Bieber, BloodPop Non-album single Artist
"...Ready For It?" (BloodPop® Remix) Taylor Swift, BloodPop Non-album single Remixer
"Lust For Life" (BloodPop® Remix) Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd, BloodPop Non-album single Remixer
"Little of Your Love" (BloodPop® Remix) Haim, BloodPop Non-album single Remixer
2018 "A Good Night" John Legend, BloodPop Non-album single Artist, producer, songwriter, drums
"Capital Letters" Hailee Steinfeld, BloodPop Fifty Shades Freed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Artist, producer, songwriter
"Carousel" Travis Scott, Frank Ocean Astroworld Songwriter
"Enemies" Lauv I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist) Producer
"My One" Lily Allen No Shame Producer, songwriter
"Cowboy" Alma Non-album single Producer, songwriter
"Depressed" 12 Honcho Non-album single Producer, songwriter[47]
2019 "South East London" Raye Rapman Presents: Blue Story OST Songwriter
"Internet" Post Malone Hollywood's Bleeding Producer, songwriter
"Jerusalem, New York, Berlin" Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride Producer
"Spring Snow" Producer, songwriter
"Unbearably White" Producer
"Sweettalk My Heart" (BloodPop® and Burns Vitaclub Remix) Tove Lo, BloodPop, Burns Non-album single Remixer[48]
"RIP Harambe" Elon Musk Non-album single Producer
"We Appreciate Power" (BloodPop® Remix) Grimes, Hana, BloodPop Non-album single Remixer[49]
2020 "Lucid" Rina Sawayama Sawayama (Deluxe edition) Producer
"Face Down: Reborn" Arashi Non-album single Producer
"Ghosts" Tchami, Hana Year Zero Co-writer
"Rain on Me" Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Chromatica Producer, songwriter
"Stupid Love" Lady Gaga Producer, songwriter, bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, percussion
"Alice" Producer, songwriter, bass, drums, keyboard, guitar, percussion, programming
"Free Woman" Producer, songwriter, bass, drums, keyboard, guitar, percussion
"Fun Tonight"
"Plastic Doll"
"Sour Candy" Lady Gaga, Blackpink Producer, songwriter, bass, drums, keyboard, percussion
"Enigma" Lady Gaga Producer, songwriter
"Replay" Songwriter
"Sine from Above" Lady Gaga, Elton John Producer, songwriter, bass, drums, keyboard, guitar, percussion
"1000 Doves" Lady Gaga Producer, songwriter, bass, drums, keyboard, guitar, percussion, programming
"Babylon" Producer, songwriter, bass, drums, keyboard, percussion
"Stupid Love" (BloodPop® and Burns Vitaclub Warehouse Mix) Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Burns Chromatica (Deluxe Edition) Remixer, producer, songwriter, bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, percussion
2021 "Die4U" Bring Me the Horizon Post Human: Nex Gen Producer, songwriter
2022 "Hold My Hand" Lady Gaga Top Gun: Maverick Music from the Motion Picture Producer, songwriter
"All Up in Your Mind" Beyoncé Renaissance Co-producer, songwriter
"Pure/Honey" Producer, songwriter
"sTraNgeRs" Bring Me the Horizon Post Human: Nex Gen Producer, songwriter
2023 "Firetruck" SG5 Non-album single Producer, songwriter
"Angel" PinkPantheress Barbie the Album Producer, songwriter
"3D" Jungkook, Jack Harlow Non-album single Producer, songwriter

Awards and nominations edit

Year Awards Category Work Outcome Ref.
2015 Much Music Video Awards Video of the Year Grimes (feat. Blood Diamonds) – "Go" Nominated [50]
Best Post-Production Nominated
Best Director Nominated
2017 Grammy Awards Album of the Year Purpose (credited as a producer) Nominated [51]
2022 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Original Song – Feature Film Lady Gaga – "Hold My Hand" Nominated [52]
World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Nominated [53]
2023 Academy Awards Best Original Song Nominated [54]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Song Nominated [55]
Georgia Film Critics Association Best Original Song Won [56]
Golden Globe Awards Best Original Song Nominated [57]
Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Visual Media Nominated [58]
Album of the Year Renaissance (credited as a producer) Nominated
Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Best Song/Recording Created for a Film Lady Gaga – "Hold My Hand" Nominated [59]
Hollywood Critics Association Best Original Song Nominated [60]
Houston Film Critics Society Best Original Song Nominated [61]
Satellite Awards Best Original Song Won [62]
Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards Outstanding Original Song for a Dramatic or Documentary Visual Media Production Nominated [63]

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.[40]
  2. ^ "Capital Letters" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 10 on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[43]

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