BRYSON TILLER’S “TRUE TO SELF” DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON THE BILLBOARD 200, TOP R&B/HIP HOP ALBUMS CHARTS.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
Multi-platinum-selling recording artist Bryson Tiller clinches the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the release of his sophomore effort “True to Self” via Trapsoul/RCA Records. The album also enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, R&B Albums and Digital Albums charts.
“True to Self,” released by surprise on May 26, almost a month ahead of its previously announced June 23 street date, is Bryson’s first No. 1 debut in the US and garnered 107,000 equivalent album units in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.
“True to Self,” which doesn’t have any artist features, has been streamed more than 140 million times worldwide, with its lead single “Somethin Tells Me” amassing 18 million streams worldwide since its May 11. release. Physical CDs of “True to Self” will be available at retailers on June 23.
The album has also garnered critical acclaim, with “Variety” proclaiming it, “one of the biggest records of the summer, if not the year.”
HotNewHipHop writes “True to Self,” “not only fulfills the promise of “T R A P S O U L,” but manages to deliver beyond expectations,” while “Rolling Out” notes Bryson’s musical versatility, commenting, “One minute he’s singing, then the next minute he pops out of nowhere with a 16-bar verse that’s equally as good as his harmonies.”
The Grammy-nominated singer will bring his new album to fans on his upcoming “Set It Off Tour,” which will kick off this August in Atlanta and make over 25 stops before concluding for a hometown finale at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center.
The new dates, which feature special guest openers H.E.R. and Metro Boomin, mark Bryson’s second headlining tour and the first since his hugely successful “T R A P S O U L Tour,” which sold out 47 dates in both the US and Europe, including two back-to-back shows at Radio City Music Hall.
Tickets are available now via http://www.trapsoul.com and AEGPresents.com.
Stream/purchase Bryson Tiller’s True to Self here:
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/iTrueToSelf?IQid=rcasite
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gTrueToSelf?IQid=rcasite
For a complete list of BRYSON TILLER’s 2017 “SET IT OFF” tour dates, log on to Website: http://www.trapsoul.com.
Editor’s Note: *All dates and venues subject to change. All dates feature special guests H.E.R. and Metro Boomin unless otherwise noted.
ABOUT BRYSON TILLER:
With the release of his second album, "True to Self,” Bryson Tiller will continue to captivate fans following the success of his 2015 album, “T R A P S O U L.”
Tiller’s debut album reached significant milestones, including RIAA Platinum certification with over 2.1 billion streams in the U.S.
Album tracks “Don’t” and “Exchange” are certified Triple Platinum, “Sorry Not Sorry” is certified Platinum and “Rambo” and “Overtime” are certified Gold by the RIAA.
Among his many accomplishments, Tiller was nominated for a Grammy (“Best R&B Song” for “Exchange”), won two BET Awards for “Best New Artist” and “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist” and has sold-out 47 shows on his “T R A P S O U L” tour in both the U.S. and Europe.
Bryson will return to the Staples Center to take the stage once again at the 2017 BET Experience concert on June 23 where he will perform fan favorites from “T R A P S O U L” and “True to Self.”
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Editor’s Note: Some information used in this report including photo, obtained from Trapsoul/RCA Records.