Canada's Tristan Thompson is an exuberant, soulful singer, with a bent toward electronic, dance-oriented R&B.
Born in 1998 in Victoria, British Columbia, Thompson grew up singing, often copying pop songs he heard on the radio. In 2009, the coverage of the death of Michael Jackson
intrigued the young Thompson, who quickly became entranced with the late-pop legend's distinctive vocals and dance style. By his teens, Thompson was taking his obsession to the streets of downtown Victoria, where he would often busk for crowds who applauded his adept Jackson
impersonation. Several charity event appearances soon followed, as did a widely viewed 2013 guest spot on the local Victoria television show Go! Island, on which Thompson's cover of Swedish House Mafia
's "Don't You Worry Child" was featured. Subsequently, the song went viral on YouTube, racking up thousands of views. It also caught the ear of executives at Chatter Records
, who signed Thompson and released his debut album, 2014's Here for You, which included the singles "Tidal Wave, " and "Burn Again." ~ Matt Collar