Trapsoul

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Trapsoul
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Studio album by Bryson Tiller
Released October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02)
Recorded 2014–15
Genre
Length 44:58
Label RCA
Producer
  • Ayo
  • Bagheera Smoov
  • Epikh Pro
  • Fade MaJah
  • Fayo & Chill
  • Foreign Teck
  • Gravez
  • J-Louis
  • Just Hustle
  • Keyzbaby
  • Milli Beatz
  • Neil Dominique
  • Rob Holladay
  • Sango
  • Syk Sense
Bryson Tiller chronology
Killer Instinct Vol.1
(2011)Killer Instinct Vol.12011
Trapsoul
(2015)
True to Self
(2017)True to Self2017
Singles from Trapsoul
  1. "Don't"
    Released: May 20, 2015
  2. "Exchange"
    Released: March 8, 2016
  3. "Sorry Not Sorry"
    Released: June 21, 2016

Trapsoul (stylized as T R A P S O U L) is the debut studio album by American singer Bryson Tiller. It was released on October 2, 2015, by RCA Records. Recording sessions took place from 2014 to 2015, with the contributions from a variety of the record producers such as Epikh Pro, Ayo, Foreign Teck, Rob Holladay, Syk Sense, alongside other high profile record producers from Sango and Timbaland, among others. The album was supported by three singles: "Don't", "Exchange" and "Sorry Not Sorry".

Singles[edit]

In 2014, Bryson Tiller first premiered a track, "Don't" through SoundCloud,[1] which was later released for digital download as the album's lead single on May 20, 2015.[2] The music video for "Don't" was released on August 20, 2015.[3] The single peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Tiller's highest charting single so far.[4]

"Exchange" was sent to rhythmic crossover radio on March 8, 2016, as the album's second single.[5] The music video for the track premiered on June 1, 2016.[6] "Exchange" peaked at number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[4]

"Sorry Not Sorry" was sent to urban radio on June 21, 2016, as the third single from the album.[7] The song's music video was released on October 14, 2015.[8] "Sorry Not Sorry" has peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

Promotion[edit]

On December 16, 2015, Tiller announced the dates for Trapsoul tour, which started on January 24, 2016, in Portland, Oregon.[9] R&B duo THEY. was chosen as opening act for the tour.

Accolades[edit]

Trapsoul was included in several year-end lists. PopSugar ranked the album at number 20 on their The 24 Best Albums of 2015 list, saying it's "great to listen to while hanging out at home and dreaming about your crush".[10] The BoomBox placed the album at number six on its 20 Best R&B Albums of 2015 list, saying that it's a "great introduction" of Tiller.[11] Oyster ranked it at number 20 on their 20 Albums We Turned Up To in 2015 list, noting "The album is equal parts feel-inducing and turnt".[12] It was placed at number 43 on Complex magazine's The Best Albums of 2015 list, number 11 on Global Grind's The 15 Best Albums of 2015 list and number seven on The Root magazine's Our 10 Favorite Albums of 2015 list.[13][14][15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Result
2016 Billboard Music Awards[16] Top R&B Album Nominated
American Music Awards[17] Favorite Soul/R&B Album Nominated
Soul Train Music Awards[18] Album of the Year Nominated

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, Trapsoul debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 22,000 copies in its first week.[19][20] In 2016, the album has achieved a new peak of number eight.[21] The album also has reached at number 16 on the UK R&B Chart.[22] As of April 26, 2016, Trapsoul was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the combined sales and streaming equivalent units of over a one million units.[23] On November 16, 2017, Trapsoul was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA for the combined sales and streaming equivalent units of over two million units.[24]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro (Difference)"
  • Rob Holladay
  • Neil Dominique
1:31
2."Let Em' Know"
Syk Sense4:21
3."Exchange"
  • Tiller
  • Javelyn Hall
  • Michael Johnson
  • Michael Hernandez
Foreign Teck3:14
4."For However Long"
Fayo & Chill2:04
5."Don't"
  • Epikh Pro
3:18
6."Open Interlude"
  • Tiller
  • Eric Dunn
  • Alex Isley
  • Austin Owens
  • James Foye III
  • Ian Thomas
  • Bagheera Smoov
  • Ayo
  • Keyz
  • Just Hustle
2:41
7."Ten Nine Fourteen"
Syk Sense3:10
8."The Sequence"
3:14
9."Rambo"
Syk Sense Chris King3:43
10."502 Come Up"
  • Tiller
  • Joshua Huizar
  • Christopher Justice
  • J-Louis
  • Gravez
3:16
11."Sorry Not Sorry"
3:20
12."Been That Way"
  • Tiller
  • Mosley
  • Evan Barnes, Jr.
  • Timbaland
  • Fade MaJah
3:19
13."Overtime"
  • Tiller
  • Huizar
J-Louis3:38
14."Right My Wrongs"
  • Tiller
  • Hernandez
  • Dominique
  • Watson
  • Tommy Evans
  • Hernandez
  • De'jon Howerton
  • Michael Williams
  • Ruby Wood
  • Dominic Howard
  • Foreign Teck
  • Rico Evans
  • Holladay
  • Dominique
4:09
Total length:44:58
Notes
  • "Don't" contains vocals by Vory.
Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[37] Gold 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[39] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "20 Albums We Turned Up To In 2015". Oyster. December 17, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Best Albums of 2015". Complex. December 1, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ "The 15 Best Albums Of 2015". Global Grind. December 18, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Our 10 Favorite Albums of 2015". The Root. December 15, 2015. Archived from the original on August 23, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
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  37. ^ "Danish album certifications – Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved January 4, 2018.  Click on næste to go to page if certification from official website
  38. ^ "British album certifications – Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 4, 2018.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Trapsoul in the search field and then press Enter.
  39. ^ "American album certifications – Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH