Bryson Tiller Biography / Who Is Bryson Tiller
Bryson Tiller, born Bryson Djuan Tiller, is an American rapper, songwriter and singer. He began his career in 2011, releasing his first mixtape Killer Instincts Vol. 1. He gained fame following the release of his first single “Don’t” that attained position 13 on Billboard Hot 100. He was raised in Louisville, Kentucky with his grandmother following the death of his mother
He began singing at age 15. In March 2016, he even received the key to the city from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
Bryson Tiller Age / How Old Is Bryson Tiller
He was born on the 2nd of January 1996 in Louisville, Kentucky. As of 2019, he is 26 years old.
Bryson Tiller Height / How Tall Is Bryson Tiller
As of 2018, she stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m).
Bryson Tiller Girlfriend
Her most recent girlfriend is Kendra Bailey, a model. They started dating somewhere in early October or September. As shown by their public displays of affection the model has chosen Bryson wisely.
Bryson Tiller Child / Daughter
He has one daughter, Harley Loraine Tiller. The mother of his daughter Harley is Markea Bivens with whom they have been in a relationship until recently.
Bryson Tiller Career
He released his single “Don’t” in 2014 October, to his SoundCloud account. The song began catching attention to from music industry insiders. In May 2015, the song was officially released in iTunes for digital download. The song then became the lead in his first album. It attained the 13th position on Billboard Hot 100. Drake offered him a chance to sign with his OVO Sound record label, but he declined the offer.
On the 2nd of October 2015, he released Trapsoul, his first album, and it attained position 11 on Billboard 200. It later rose to position 8. The album was included on a number of 2015 year-end lists like The Root‘s 10 Favorite Albums of 2015. He also co-wrote the track “Proof” for Chris Brown’s seventh studio album Royalty. In January 2016, Tiller started the Trapsoul Tour for the promotion of the album.
On March 12, 2016, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer named March 12 as “Bryson Tiller Day” and gave him the key to the city. He first appeared on television on the Late Night With Seth Meyers show where he performed the song “Exchange”. A month later, he performed at the BET Awards where he also received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.
In January 2017, he was included on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30”. On May 26 the same year, he released True to Self, a month earlier than the intended release, which was to be on June 23, 2017. The album attained position one on the Billboard 200. He partnered with Nike to provide a new Wyandotte Park for children and teens in June the same year. Tiller released a collaborative single with singer Jazmine Sullivan titled “Insecure”, which is the title track for the series Insecure in August 2017.
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Bryson Tiller Albums
Trapsoul in 2015
- “Intro (Difference)” featuring Bryson Tiller and Robert Watson
- “Let Em’ Know” featuring Tiller, Robert Kelly, and Joshua Scruggs
- “Exchange” featuring Tiller, Javelyn Hall, Michael Johnson, and Michael Hernandez
- “For However Long” featuring Tiller, Brian Defeo, Robert Henley, Reginald Moore, Donald Degrate, Shirley Murdock, Larry Troutman, and Roger Troutman
- “Don’t” featuring Tiller, Tavoris Hollins, Jr, Stuart Lowery, Mariah Carey, Johntá Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox, and Jermaine Dupri
- “Open Interlude” featuring Tiller, Eric Dunn, Alex Isley, Austin Owens, James Foye III, and Ian Thomas
- “Ten Nine Fourteen” featuring Tiller, Fitzgerald Scott, Scruggs, and Keith Sweat
- “The Sequence” featuring Tiller, Marc Gay, Kai Wright, and Carl Martin
- “Rambo” featuring Tiller, Scruggs, Chris Owens, and Veniamin Basner
- “502 Come Up” featuring Tiller, Joshua Huizar, and Christopher Justice
- “Sorry Not Sorry” featuring Tiller, Timothy Mosley, and Jetmir Salil
- “Been That Way” featuring Tiller, Mosley, and Evan Barnes, Jr.
- “Overtime” featuring Tiller and Huizar
- “Right My Wrongs” featuring Tiller, Hernandez, Dominique, Watson, Tommy Evans, Hernandez, De’jon Howerton, Michael Williams, Ruby Wood, and Dominic Howard
True to Self in 2017
- “Rain on Me (Intro)” featuring Bryson Tiller, Philip Coleman, Jr., Teddy Walton, Brian Morgan, and John Pastorius
- “No Longer Friends” featuring Tiller, Steve Thornton, Craig Brockman, Charlene Keys, Nisan Stewart, Christopher Justice, and Hector Troy
- “Don’t Get Too High” featuring Tiller, Ricki G, and Coleman Jr
- “Blowing Smoke” featuring Tiller Ebony Oshunrinde Francis Nguyen-Tran
- “We Both Know” featuring Tiller and Coleman, Jr.
- “You Got It” featuring Tiller and Paul Dawson
- “In Check” featuring Tiller, Joshua Huizar, Robert Watson, Gordon Chambers, and Barry Eastmond
- “Self-Made” featuring Tiller, Coleman, Jr, Konstandinos Dimopoulos, and Stavros Xarchakos
- “Run Me Dry” featuring Tiller, Matthew Samuels, and Allen Ritter
- “High Stakes” featuring Tiller, Coleman, Jr., LeRoy Bell, Thomas Bell, and Casey James
- “Rain Interlude” featuring Tiller, Coleman, Jr., and Walton
- “Teach Me a Lesson” featuring Tiller, Austin Owens, Marsha Ambrosius, Vidal Davis, and André Harris
- “Stay Blessed” featuring Tiller, Coleman, Jr., Windley, Mary Blige, Sean Combs, Michael Deric, John Mercer, Bruce Miller, and John Williams
- “Money Problems / Benz Truck” featuring Tiller, Samuels, Ramon Ibanga, Jr., Andrew Franklin, Kalib Smith, and Watson
- “Set It Off” featuring Tiller, Walton, Ricki G, Corey Cail, Faith Evans, and Carl Thompson
- “Nevermind This Interlude” featuring Tiller and Kenneth Coby
- “Before You Judge” featuring Tiller, Coleman, Jr., Nathaniel Chase, Edward Fletcher, Melvin Glover, O’Shea Jackson, and Sylvia Robinson
- “Somethin Tells Me” featuring Tiller and Tyler Williams
- “Always (Outro)” featuring Tiller, Coleman, Jr., Adam Feeney, Watson, Windley, and Robert Kelly
Serenity in 2019
He took to Instagram to explain why “Serenity” still hasn’t been released, noting that it will be delayed indefinitely. He went on to note that he wants to make the project perfect for his fans, but most importantly for himself. There’s no rush.
Bryson Tiller Awards
- BET award for Best Collaboration in 2018 for the song Wild Thoughts (with DJ Khaled and Rihanna)
- A BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Award for Most Performed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the song Wild Thoughts in 2018
- A BMI Pop Award for Wild Thoughts in 2018
- Another iHeartRadio Music Award for the Hip-Hop Song of the Year Wild Thoughts in 2018
- An iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New R&B Artist in 2017
- Three ASCAP awards for Award-Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 2017 for his songs “Don’t”, “Exchange” and “Sorry not Sorry”.
- BET award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group for Wild thoughts at the BET HipHop awards in 2017
- TwoBMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for Most Performed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for his songs “Don’t” and “Exchange” in 2017.
- A Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration for the song “Insecure” in 2017.
- BET award for Best New Artist in 2016 for the song “Don’t”
- BET award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist in 2016.
- A Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards’ Static Major Award in 2016.
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3 Years Later, Bryson Tiller’s ‘Trapsoul’ Has Aged Better Than Anyone Expected
Trapsoul is best described as pettiness incarnate. And, judging by its double platinum certification, it struck a chord. The understated genius of Tiller’s first studio album is the way he recontextualized R&B away from a game of wish fulfillment and toward documenting a regular-seeming protagonist, albeit with dark quirks as specific as those you’d find on a better-than-average sitcom. Trapsoul arrived in the wake of a new Drake era.
Bryson’s debut perfected a blueprint for R&B at the advent of the streaming era (Tiller benefited from a close promotional relationship with Apple Music). Take the blunt effectiveness of rap, merge it with the accessible nature of R&B and set it over a classic sample. Songs ranging from K.P. and Envyi’s “Swing My Way” to Jodeci’s “Alone” to the music from Street Fighter II provides the soundtrack to Trapsoul, nuggets of nostalgia meant to ingratiate new and jaded listeners alike.
Today, singers like Ella Mai, H.E.R. and Brent Faiyaz are creating strains of R&B that tap into the past to say what they want about the present. Syd has directly credited Tiller with inspiring the 808s-based sound of her 2017 solo debut, Fin. Some of these artists sound more like Bryson than others, but they all show that Trapsoul‘s painfully of-the-moment music has had an influence beyond his own career.
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