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Bryson Tiller takes his stage as the next breakout artist of 2016

Terrel Emerson, Sports Editor

Bryson Tiller, a 23-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, seemed to fall right out of the sky as he soared to new heights after his smash single “Don’t” went viral.

Child development major Leaundrea Webb said, “Yeah [he caught a lot of people off guard]. I mean I like his music.”

The up and coming artist credits his grandmother for enhancing his absorption of music.

Furthermore, he claims Earth, Wind & Fire provided his spark for music.

His soulful and R&B sound caught many people’s attention.

“His beats and the some of the things he says just, you know,” Webb said with a smile.

What most people do not know is while Tiller was rising to the top of this new age of music; the song he is most noted for was released a year prior to gaining publicity.

The buzz began to grow so much for Tiller that he received a phone call from legendary producer Timbaland.

During the conversation Timbaland expressed interest in working with Tiller, who was then working at Papa John’s Pizza, according to rollingstone.com.


The endorsements only grew from there as rapper Drake expressed a desire to sign Tiller to OVO Sound. However, Tiller ultimately signed with RCA Records.

A decision that Kinesiology major Semaj Coates doesn’t understand.

“There’s a million things you can do with Drake. I don’t know why he did that. Drake is known everywhere,” Coates said.

Succeeding his debut album “T R A P S O U L,” Tiller has embarked on his first tour of his young career.

The tour kicked off Jan. 24 and will end in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky Mar. 12.