American rapper Bryson Tiller has advanced to the finals of the Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 (VMAs). The R&B singer contended with Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, and Desiigner, DNCE who were also nominated.
The 23-year-old Bryson Tiller is from Louisville, Kentucky and started rapping from the age of 15. He dropped his debut studio album “Trapsoul” in 2015.
At one of the biggest nights in music awards season the singer may get the MTV ‘moon men’, MTV reports. His breakout single “Don’t” is from his album.
According to Bryson Tiller, the single is a very personal song about his relationship with his girlfriend depicting the stress in their relationship. The single featured on No 13 of US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Besides, “Trapsoul,” features on No 11 on the US Billboard 200. Tiller signed with RCA Records, though he had an offer to sign with Drake for his OVO Sound, Capital Xtra reports.
The 29-year-old Canadian rapper was reportedly impressed by the songs on Tiller’s debut album and texted him personally with the opportunity. Apart from “Don’t,” two other singles that became famous include “Exchange” and “Sorry Not Sorry” from “Trapsoul.”
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Bryson Tiller teased his forthcoming project “She’s Got My Soul” a follow-up of his debut album. Earlier this summer, Tiller picked up nods including Best New Artist at the BET Awards and the Static Major Award during the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards.
He also features in the song “Ima Be Alright,” along with rapper Future that is part of DJ Khaled’s ninth studio album “Major Key” released in July. Bryson Tiller’s style is influenced by Omarion, The Dream, R Kelly, Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne.
“It’s just trap and hip hop-influenced R&B, the perfect marriage between hip hop and R&B,” said Bryson Tiller. Critics have likened him to Jeremih, Drake, PartyNextDoor and Tory Lanez.
The rapper who worked for Papa John’s Pizza before he came into limelight has a one-year-old daughter, Harley with his fiancée Markea Bivens.