Bryson Tiller is a talented, award-winning R&B singer who broke into the showbiz scene in 2015 after the release of his debut single “Don’t”, which earned him two BET awards as best new artist and best male R&B/pop artist.
The Louisville, Kentucky-born singer, whose mayor presented him with the key to the city and who subsequently named March 12th Bryson Tiller Day in Lousiville, has described his kind of music not as the typical R&B, but as a fusion of trap and hip-hop. Regardless of what he describes it, Tiller’s music was well received by the public, with “Don’t” in particular being viewed over 41 million times on YouTube.
Bryson Tiller was born on 2 January 1993 in Louisville (Kentucky) as Bryson Djuan Tiller. Details about his father are not known, but his mother died when he was just four years old. This left him and his younger brother Eric to be raised by their grandmother.
Tiller was a great fan of music from an early age. However, it was not until he was 15 when he entered high school that he began recording, singing, and rapping himself. He attended Iroquois High School in southwestern Louisville, Kentucky.
Since life was coming up very fast, Tiller had to provide for his family, so he dropped out of school to get a full-time job at Papa Johns’s pizza franchise restaurant and UPS parcel service. However, he continued to make music from his living room, hoping to at least become a songwriter. His greatest influence at the time was the sighted songwriter who became The Dream.
Bryson Tiller later moved to Miami to pursue his dreams of becoming a singer, revealing that he had to sleep in his car most of the time. His life then took a huge turn in October 2014 when he uploaded ‘Don’t’ to his Soundcloud account.
Various record labels and producers became aware of the track when it received huge online shares. This prompted him to officially release the song as the lead single for his debut album. In the meantime, music executives had started screaming for his signature. Finally, he decided to sign a creative partnership agreement with RCA Records, refusing contracts with labels like Drake’s OVO Sound.
Tiller had begun to generate a lot of excitement when the fans expected his album. In September 2015, the transformed Rolling Stone magazine included him in the list of new artists that people should get to know. A month later, on October 2, 2015, Bryson Tiller released his debut album, Trapsoul.
After its release, the album went straight into the US Billboard 200 charts at #11, topping the charts at #8, while the second single from the album, “Exchange”, was nominated for a Grammy Award and reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the third single, “Sorry Not Sorry” climbed to #67.
The young superstar became even more successful as he began to appear on the records of many other artists. Most notable was his appearance in Dj Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” alongside Rihanna. He was also included on Forbes Magazine’s list of 30 under-30s extraordinary entrepreneurs, entertainers, and celebrities.
On May 26, 2017, Tiller released his second album entitled “True to Self”. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and became the singer’s first number 1 album.
Bryson Tiller Baby Mother (Girlfriend), Daughter
Bryson Tiller has a longstanding relationship with Markea Bivens, who is also his mother. Not much is known about Markea Bivens, as she and Tiller like to keep a low profile. However, Tiller has revealed that his hit “Don’t” was inspired by his relationship with her.
It is not clear when exactly the couple started dating or if they are actually together at the moment, although there are several reports of their engagement. Regardless of the situation, the two work very closely together and can be seen as co-parents of their little daughter. Pictures of their daughter Harley and his little mother can be seen in Tiller’s Instagram.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts
Birth Name: Bryson Djuan Tiller
Date of Birth: January 2, 1993
Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Profession: Singer, Songwriter
Height: 5 feet 8inches (180 cm)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)