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Tori Kelly is literally a self-made musician who created her first few songs at home, on her computer, and posted them online to reach an audience. After trying her luck at music reality shows like 'American Idol', she decided to work independently on her own music and released her first EP, 'Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly', all by herself. It was an instant hit and was the launch-pad for her musical career.

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Californian singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer Victoria Loren Kelly is an unapologetic optimist about love. Tori Kelly first gained recognition after posting videos on YouTube as a teenager, and made it through to Hollywood week on the ninth season of American Idol in 2010. Despite failing to reach the top 24 on American Idol, she took a new tack in her music, learning how to play the guitar, composing original song pieces, and recording them herself on her computer. Tori began posting her performances on YouTube, and quickly reached over 1,000,000 subscribers.
Thereafter, she independently released her self-produced debut EP in 2012, Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly.
Throughout 2014, Tori Kelly worked with her manager Scooter Braun on her debut album in which she had contributions from Toby Gad, Max Martin, and Ed Sheeran.The lead single from the album, "Nobody Love", was released on February 8, 2015. It was written by Rickard Goransson, Max Martin, and Tori Kelly herself, and she performed "Nobody Love" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. The album, entitled Unbreakable Smile, was released on June 23, 2015, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Tori Kelly performed "Should've Been Us" at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. In October 2015, Tori Kelly covered the song "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas on the We Love Disney album, and "Hollow" was released on October 22, 2015 as the first single from the new edition of Unbreakable Smile. In the same month, Tori Kelly became the brand-ambassador of William Rast, the clothing line co-founded by Justin Timberlake.In late 2015, Kelly received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 58th Grammy Awards. She performed at the ceremony with English singer James Bay and became the first artist in history to perform a Christian pop song at the Grammy Awards. In 2016, Tori Kelly voiced Meena in the animated film Sing (2016), which she reprises in the 2021 sequel, Sing 2. In late 2020, Tori Kelly competed on season 4 of The Masked Singer as “Seahorse”, and made it to the semi-finals of the competition, before being unmasked in a triple elimination alongside Chloe Kim as "Jellyfish" and Taylor Dayne as "Popcorn”. In 2021, she recorded a cover of "Waving Through a Window" for the soundtrack album of the 2021 film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Justin Goldner. On November 2, 2021, Tori Kelly published her first book, "The Curly Girl Blues."



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Tori Kelly starred in illumination's animated franchise "Sing 2"

Tori Kelly recently starred in Illumination’s animated franchise Sing 2, even if the voiceover experience was “silly” and “really awkward.”

As an adorable elephant, Kelly voiced one of the main characters in Sing 2. This character loved to sing. However, when she finally went on stage for an audition, she froze before giving her rendition of “Chandelier” by Sia. Eventually, Meena teamed up with Buster Moon and got over her stage fright.

This production wouldn’t be Kelly’s first involvement with a full-length feature film. The artist recorded her version of “Waving Through a Window” from Dear Evan Hansen for the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical. Additionally, the performer had a cameo in the television series Disney Fairytale Weddings, now available on Disney+


Tori Kelly Teams With Diff Charitable Eyewear on Sunglasses Collection

The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter is teaming up with Diff Charitable Eyewear on a three-piece collection that’s meant to reflect her eclectic style.

“I’m so excited to have my collection with Diff out into the world today,” Kelly said. “Usually, I’m in a studio creating a song or album, so it was really fun to put my designer muscle to use and work with the people at Diff to create this fun and versatile collection.”

The collection includes offerings like Spruce, a classic style with a thin frame in a black and gray colorway and a tortoise shell colorway; Shine On, a round sunglasses style that comes in a blue mirror lens with black frames and a pink lens with rose gold hardware, and Futuristic, a boxy cat-eye style that comes in a gray and black colorway and a light brown colorway.

The Tori Kelly x Diff Charitable Eyewear Collection is available now on the brand’s website. The styles retail for $95.

Tori Kelly Announces North American ‘Purple Skies Tour’

A 12-date trek slated for North America, the ‘Purple Skies Tour’ is set to kick off in Ventura, California on April 12 before touching down in Sacramento, Calgary, Louisville, and more ahead of a Kansas City, Missouri finale on May 3.

See the itinerary in its current state below. Get your tickets here


Tori Kelly’s Purple Skies Tour

Apr 12 – Ventura, CA @ The Majestic Ventura Theater
Apr 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Apr 16 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Apr 17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Apr 21 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
Apr 22 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
Apr 24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Apr 26 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Apr 27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Apr 30 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 2 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
May 3 – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland Theatre


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