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Chart-topping, genre-bending artist bbno$ (baby no money) teams with multiple GRAMMY-winning superstar artist and producer Diplo for the irresistible club track ‘pogo‘ – listen now HERE. With more than 13 billion collective streams between them, the dynamic team of rising Canadian rapper bbno$ and music icon Diplo are back at it again, having successfully collaborated last year on Diplo’s huge house remix of bbno$’s smash “edamame.” The +300M streaming, ‘edamame’ was the second hit single lifted from bbno$’s brilliant sixth studio album eat ya veggies, which has now amassed over 1 billion cumulative streams globally.
The duo’s newest collaborative masterpiece ‘pogo‘, showcases bbno$ and Diplo at their best, giving fans an energetic and infectious summer banger, ideal for blasting through your headphones, car stereo or poolside speakers. The accompanying music video HERE shot on location in Palm Spring, California delivers a satirical and hilarious joy ride of imagery featuring Diplo and bbno$ as surprisingly multi-versatile pogo stick salesmen.
‘pogo‘ is bbno$’s latest release. It follows the buoyant single, “piccolo” and its accompanying video directed by bbno$ long-time collaborator Shiraz and gives fans a further glimpse into bbno$ highly anticipated upcoming studio album, expected in the Fall. ‘pogo‘ also provides a much-needed example of the freedom and catharsis that good summer dance music offers, even if at times we are dancing alone. Of the ‘pogo‘ collaboration bbno$ says,
“bbno$ and Diplo you already know what the f*ck is going on. we made a club anthem about pogo sticks lmao. the video is maybe my favorite I’ve ever done. hope I see kids bouncing to it all summer”
Over the course of a 20-year career that began with his now-legendary Philly club night Hollertronix, Diplo has gone from selling records to Kanye West out of the trunk of his car to collaborating with the world’s biggest stars (Beyoncé, Madonna, Justin Bieber) and playing all over the globe (Havana, Karachi, Kathmandu). He and his era-defining label Mad Decent continue to explore and champion genres and artists from around the world (baile funk, dancehall, New Orleans bounce) and further ventures include a publishing company and various book, film and TV projects.
His most recent release is the self-titled album Diplo, his first full length of electronic music in 18 years, which features the hits “Don’t Forget My Love” with Miguel and the Grammy-nominated “On My Mind” with Sidepiece. The eleven-time Grammy nominee is also a country star in his own right under his birth name—Thomas Wesley, a member of the iconic Major Lazer, one third of LSD—the psychedelic supergroup with Sia and Labrinth whose debut album has been streamed over 3 billion times, and half of Silk City with Mark Ronson—whose Platinum-certified “Electricity” with Dua Lipa topped charts worldwide and won a Grammy.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “A Viral Pioneer” and named one of 2020’s “Breakthrough Artists of the Year “, bbno$ is no stranger to producing addictive hooks, having released one of the biggest TikTok tracks of 2019 in ‘Lalala’ with Y2K. 2021 marked a breakthrough year for bbno$’ with the successful release of his fifth studio album ‘eat ya veggies’, the brilliant 12-track album featured hit singles ‘edamame’ with 88Rising’s Rich Brian, ‘yoga’ with Rebecca Black as well as audience favorites ‘i remember’ and ‘wussup’ with Yung Grav and was streamed collectively over 1 billion times.
bbno$ has become a case study in how to succeed as an independent artist. The sheer success accumulated by the young artist is evidenced by the fact that bbno$’s tracks have now been streamed more than 3 billion times. He has amassed more than 1.6 million TikTok followers, and over one million Instagram followers, and his tracks have been used in over 10 million TikTok videos which have been watched a total of 2 billion+ times. bbno$ has been featured in Billboard, Flaunt, tmrw, Rolling Stone, NME, Lady Gunn and many other publications. His work as an artist and songwriter has received praise and support not only from his millions of fans around the world but from the likes of both Capital FM and BBC R1’s Jack Saunders (Tune of The Week), and i-D. His previous headline tours in North America, China, Australia and Europe have all been sold out.