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Bryson Tiller

Full Name Bryson Djuan Tiller
Age 30 years old
Birthday January 2, 1993
Birthplace Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Genre R&B, Hip Hop, Trap Soul
Occupation Singer, Rapper, Songwriter
Years Active 2011–present

Bryson Djuan Tiller is a multi-talented American R&B and hip hop artist hailing from Louisville, Kentucky. Born on January 2, 1993, Bryson first made waves in 2015 with his breakout trap soul single "Don‘t", which helped popularize the genre. Now 30 years old, he has become one of the most prominent young voices in modern urban music known for his vulnerable songwriting.

Early Life and Musical Beginnings

Bryson grew up in the busy West Louisville neighborhood, raised primarily by his grandmother. He started writing and recording original music as a teenager, inspired by acts like Omarion and The-Dream. While attending Iroquois High School, Bryson collaborated with local producers and artists to hone his budding craft.

After graduating in 2011, Bryson worked odd jobs while continuing to create music on the side. That same year, he independently released his debut mixtape Killer Instinct Vol. 1, introducing his soulful R&B style. But it wasn‘t until 2014 when Bryson dropped the mixtape TRAPSOUL that his career truly took off.

Rise to Fame and Debut Album

The mixtape‘s lead single "Don‘t" quickly went viral, amassing millions of streams and views online. Thanks to the breakout hit, Bryson signed with RCA Records in 2015. He re-released the mixtape as his debut studio album TRAPSOUL that October. The album was both a critical and commercial success:

  • Debuted at #11 on Billboard 200
  • Certified 2x Platinum
  • Singles "Exchange" and "Sorry Not Sorry" also charted
  • "Don‘t" went 5x Platinum

In 2016, Bryson won Best New Artist at the BET Awards. At just 23, he had successfully transitioned from an unsigned artist to a rising superstar. Bryson quickly began selling out shows and touring with acts like Rihanna and Drake.

Evolving Artistry and Continued Success

In May 2017, Bryson released his second album True to Self, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. While expanding his moody R&B style, the album contained deeply personal themes like relationships, depression and fame.

After a hiatus from solo work, Bryson made a triumphant return in late 2022 with his third #1 album Anniversary. The release demonstrated both his growth and longevity as an artist over the past seven years.

Legacy & Musical Influence

Bryson Tiller has been praised for his blend of singing and rapping over hazy trap-influenced production, pioneering the "trap soul" genre. As music critic Jon Caramanica [cite source] notes, "Bryson Tiller has one of the most affecting and nuanced new R&B voices in a while."

Despite a quiet public persona, Bryson‘s vulnerable songwriting has inspired many contemporary R&B artists. At just 30 years old, his talent and artistry have already left an indelible impact on the urban music landscape. Bryson Tiller‘s honest lyrics and genre-blending style have truly resonated worldwide, making him one of music‘s most exciting young acts to watch.

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