Poo Bear, the two-time Grammy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur regarded for a decade as one of the music industry’s most successful creative forces, has signed a joint venture agreement with Def Jam Recordings for his label Bearthday Music, it was announced today by Jeff Harleston, Interim CEO, Def Jam Recordings.

Jason (‘Poo Bear’) Boyd is known worldwide as a principal songwriting and producing collaborator of RBMG/Def Jam megastar Justin Bieber on Purpose, the best-selling landmark album with the global #1, “What Do You Mean.”  But Poo Bear’s penetration into the pop firmament goes infinitely deeper, encompassing Usher’s “Caught Up,” Dan + Shay’s “10,000 Hours,” and the 13-times platinum “Despacito (Remix)” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber.

“Poo Bear is one of the singular songwriting talents in music today,” said Jeff Harleston. “His innate ability to understand artists, to help them find their voices, and to articulate the universality of a song is simply phenomenal. We’re excited to develop artists with Poo Bear according to his unique vision.”

“I’m extremely grateful for Bearthday Music to have partnered with Def Jam and Universal,” said Poo Bear. “This is truly a dream manifesting to have the support of Def Jam, and their belief not only in me but in the artists I believe in. I’m looking forward to what’s to come from this new promising venture. Thank you to Lucian Grange, JeffHarleston and Naim McNair for this opportunity. HBD!!!!”

Poo Bear, who greets everyone by saying, “Happy Birthday,” has worked with artists ranging from 112 and Lupe Fiasco, to Jack Ü (Skrillex & Diplo), J Balvin, and DJ Khaled, from J-Lo, Mariah Carey and Billie Eilish, to Ed Sheeran and Zac Brown, among many others. He has amassed nearly 300 major songwriting and production credits behind the scenes. His catalog has registered sales of over 350 million records worldwide, dozens of multi-platinum certifications, and 100 billion streams and counting.