Bryson Tiller
Looking back on the eventful year that was 2015, one could make a strong argument that Bryson Tiller was the most buzzworthy new artist in hip-hop and R&B from the 'Net. And the fact that he came out of nowhere to steal the show makes his rise to power even more awesome, Popping up on the scene in late 2014 with the standout tracks "Break Bread" and "Let Em Know," Bryson ramped it up in early 2015 with his single, "How About Now," which Drake took a crack at himself, raising Bryson's profile exponentially and paving the way for the release of his ballyhooed project, Trap Soul. While Trap Soul wasn't liberated to Soundcloud, he has continued to stick to his bread and butter and uploads occasional treats for fans that have resulted in more than 50 million plays to date, a lofty number for any artist, let alone one that just came to our attention less than 365 days ago. Listen to Bryson's Soundcloud here. 

Bryson Tiller's 'True To Self' Snags Top Spot On Billboard 200 Chart

This is the first No. 1 album of the R&B singer's career.

Bryson Tiller released his sophomore album True To Self a month ahead of schedule, and his fans showed their appreciation in album sales. True To Self has risen to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, Billboard reports.

The Trapsoul/RCA Records project reportedly brought in 107,000 units in album unit sales within its first week. Tiller's debut album TRAPSOUL peaked at No. 8 on the chart in 2016. The "Don't" singer shared his celebration of the milestone in a video on Instagram.

celebrated a #1 Album with good people last night. thank you to all the fans for making it happen!! blessed

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