Tori Kelly is an American-born singer-songwriter, producer, voice artist, and YouTube sensation. Kelly’s musical genius manifested itself from an early age and saw her enter several talent contests. Way back in 2010, she auditioned for American Idol season 9, however, she didn’t make it to the concerts.
In January 2012, Tori Kelly shot to internet fame with her cover of Frank Ocean’s song ‘Thinkin Bout You’. The talented singer also released her self-produced debut EP Tori Kelly’s Hand Songs in 2012. Kelly finally gained critical recognition for her hard work at the 2016 Grammy Awards, when she was nominated for Best artist. His YouTube channel created in 2006 has amassed over 2.4 million subscribers and 165 million cumulative views.
Age, ethnicity and other basic details
Victoria Loren Kelly aka Tori Kelly was born on December 14, 1992, to Laura and Allwyn Kelly inWildomar, California, USA. She comes from a multi-ethnic background, a Hispanic father and a Caucasian mother.
Tori Kelly’s singing talents manifested from a very young age, as she reportedly started singing before she could even speak properly. In 2003, she competed in the junior vocalist category of the Recherche d’étoiles talent competition. The following year saw her take part in the second season of America’s Most Talented Kids which she won. She also landed a recording contract with Geffen Records. However, due to conflicting interests, the agreement could not be held.
Tori Kelly started posting videos on YouTube in 2007 and in 2010 she auditioned for American Idol (Season 9). But as fate would have it, she could not go to the concerts. Undeterred, she released her debut EP Tori Kelly’s Hand Songs in 2012. All of the songs on the EP were recorded, produced and mastered by Kelly herself. The EP reached the top 10 pop albums list on iTunes. In September 2013, she landed a recording contract with Capitol Records. The following month, she released her second EP Foreword which debuted at No. 16 on the US Billboard 200.
Tori Kelly performed on Sam Smith’s UK Lonely Hour Tour and Ed Sheeran’s Madison Square Garden concert in November 2013. She recorded the song ‘Silent’ for the 2014 film adaptation . giver. Due to her growing popularity, Tori Kelly was on MTV’s Artists to Watch list in December 2014. In January 2015, she released “Nobody Love”, the lead single from her debut album. Tori then performed the song at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May 2015. She released her debut album Smil Unbreakable e in June 2015 and it debuted at No. 2 on Billboard200. The talented singer also performed at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
Tori Kelly was nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 2016 Grammy Awards. She also performed at the ceremony, becoming the first singer to perform a Christian song at the Grammies. The multi-talented entertainer scored his feature film debut in the 2016 animated musical Singing voicing the character Meena. She was the opening act for American rock band Soundgarden at the Beale Street Music Festival in 2017. Tori Kelly collaborated with Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae on the single ‘I’ll Find You’, released in June 2017. “I’ll Find You” peaked atop the Billboard American Christian Songs chart.
Tori Kelly Parents- Her Dad and His Family Life
Ever wondered where Tori Kelly got such incredible musical talent from? Look no further, this precious apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Growing up, she was introduced to various musical genres by her musician parents. While her father is a singer and bassist, her mother is a multi-instrumentalist as she plays the piano and the saxophone.
Tori Kelly’s father, Allwyn Earl Delano Kelly II is of Jamaican, Trinidadian and Puerto Rican descent. His mother, Lauren Kelly, is of Irish and German descent. She was raised alongside a sibling, a younger sibling named Noah James. They are a Christian family and Kelly has remained true to her Christian beliefs.
Who is she Boyfriend, is she married?
Tori Kelly is currently off the market as the talented singer-songwriter is currently married to German-born professional basketball player Andre Murillo.
After dating for nearly a year, the couple announced their engagement in October 2017. They finally tied the knot on May 20, 2018, in a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Besides their rare social media appearances, Tori Kelly and her husband are very private about their relationship.
Tori’s height and body measurements
Tori Kelly stands at a height of 165cm (5ft 4in). The talented singer-songwriter weighs an average of 55 kg (121 lbs) and her body measures between 86 and 63.5-84 cm (34-25-33 inches).
Kelly has big curly hair, which is probably her signature look.