Son of Philly soul icon Dexter Wansel, ANDREW “POP” WANSEL was practically born into the music business, meeting icons such as Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Pendergrass and Lou Rawls as a child. Pop has been producing since the age of 10, and as a teenager, he crafted and sold beats to locals instead of mowing lawns or washing cars.
When asked what made him get into music production, Pop says, "Hip-hop is what made me want to be a producer. When I heard Nas’ 'It Ain’t Hard to Tell' I said, ‘I want to do that.’" In 2006, he sent a MySpace message to Nicki Minaj which included the music for 'Your Love.' Long story short, she recorded the song which subsequently got leaked, and became a smash (landing at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs), and officially launched Wansel into the big leagues.
From there, Pop has landed a string of hit singles including Big Sean’s “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay,” which went gold and No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 2011; “Fire We Make," the Alicia Keys No. 1 hit on the Adult R&B Songs chart in 2013; “Good Kisser” for Usher, which steadily rose up Urban, R&B and Hip-Hop charts worldwide after its release in 2014, and "Here," Alessia Cara's 2015 hit. Other notable collaborations include Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Eminem and Kelly Rowland. Pop is also half of the songwriting/production duo, Pop and Oak.