LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 502 Come Up was very much alive at the BET Awards on Sunday. Louisville's own Bryson Tiller won his first two awards and excited the crowd with a performance.
Tiller won Best New Artist and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, beating veteran stars like Chris Brown and The Weeknd.
In his first acceptance speech, Tiller thanked God, his Mom and his Granny. When he returned to the stage for his second award, he gave everyone from Kentucky the moment they were waiting for, saying "This one is for my hometown, Louisville Kentucky."
Bryson performed his hit songs Exchange and Don't during the show. Host Anthony Anderson introduced Tiller by noting his quick rise to world-wide success. "Who is this dude who came out of nowhere?" Anderson said.
The stage was set with leafless trees, barrels of fire and an ambulance as Tiller sang to the crowd. Tiller looked at this watch during the infamous pause in the song Don't before hitting the beat drop and last line perfectly. Because after all, isn't he the only person who ever gets it right?
Click here to watch Bryson Tiller's performance at the BET Awards.
Bryson Tiller's debut album TRAPSOUL went platinum in April, reaching a height many hip-hop artists have struggled to achieve in recent years. The video for Don't has been viewed more than 130 million times on Youtube.
Warning: This video contains explicit lyrics.
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