Tori Kelly

Birth Day December 14th, 1992
Birth Place Wildomar, California, U.S.
Age 31 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

About Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly, an American singer-songwriter and actress, rose to fame by sharing her talent on YouTube during her teenage years and making it through to Hollywood Week on "American Idol"'s ninth season in 2010. Following her independent debut EP "Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly" in 2012, she signed with Capitol Records in 2013 under the management of Scooter Braun. Her major-label debut EP "Foreword" was released that year. Kelly's breakthrough came with her debut studio album "Unbreakable Smile" in 2015, reaching number two on the Billboard 200 chart with its lead single "Nobody Love" marking her first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100. She received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and showcased her talent in animated films like Sing (2016) and its sequel Sing 2 (2021). Her second studio album "Hiding Place" (2018) earned her two Grammy Awards in the Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song categories. Subsequently, she released her third studio album "Inspired by True Events" in 2019 and her first Christmas album "A Tori Kelly Christmas" in 2020. On March 14, 2023, she signed with Epic Records and released the lead single "missin' u" for her upcoming EP titled "tori" which was announced to be released on July 28, 2023.

Tori Kelly Early Life & Family

Tori Kelly, born on December 14, 1992, is currently 30 years old as of 2022. Victoria Loren Kelly is her given birth name by her parents, Allwyn Kelly and Laura Kelly. She hails from Wildomar, California, the U.S. She possesses American nationality and comes from a mixed ethnicity with her father being of Afro-Jamaican and Puerto Rican descent, and her mother having Irish and German roots. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Growing up, Tori was exposed to diverse music genres, thanks to her parents' broad taste, which influenced her musical journey. She has a brother named Noah. Despite being a Christian and incorporating her faith into her songwriting, she does not identify her music solely with the Christian music genre.

Award winning singer-songwriter, Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly Career

  • Tori Kelly initially appeared on the show Star Search. Although she didn't win Star Search, losing to Tiffany Evans, who claimed the title of Junior Champion, she showcased her talent on America's Most Talented Kids, winning with a rendition of Christina Aguilera's "Keep on Singin' My Song." 
  • Despite a Tournament of Champions loss to rock musician Antonio Pontarelli, Kelly's resilience shone through as she secured a record deal with Geffen Records at just twelve years old, later amicably parting ways due to creative differences. 
  • Embracing YouTube as a platform, her acoustic cover of Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You" garnered attention, and despite not making it to the top 24 on American Idol, she embarked on a new musical path, mastering the guitar, composing original pieces, and amassing over 1,000,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.
  • In 2010, she auditioned for American Idol's Season 9 in Denver, Colorado, making it to Hollywood Week but narrowly missing the "Top 24" selection.
  • Despite feeling devastated, she rebounded by participating in the charity song "We Are the World: The Next Generation." 
  • In 2012, she independently released her first EP, "Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly". As of 2013, it had sold more than 14,000 copies and reached number nine on the US Heatseekers Albums chart.
  • In February 2013, she released "Fill a Heart," a single she wrote for the "Child Hunger Ends Here" campaign by ConAgra Foods and Feeding America, later performed by The Wanted on Dancing With the Stars. 
  • Following this, she embarked on the "Fill a Heart" tour in April 2013, performing at various venues across the continental U.S. and actively supporting local food banks during the day. 
  • Notably, Kelly graced stages like the Troubador and the Roxy in Los Angeles, the Gramercy Theater in New York, and Bush Hall in London, further solidifying her presence in the music scene.
  • Her rising fame attracted features in prestigious magazines like Teen Vogue, Elle, and Glamour. 
  • In mid-2013, her manager Scooter Braun introduced her to Capitol Records executives, dispelling her initial skepticism about signing with a major label, as they genuinely understood and appreciated her artistry.
  • Convinced of their passion, Kelly signed with Capitol Records on September 6, 2013. 
  • In September 2013, her talent garnered significant recognition as she was selected as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month and showcased her skills on NBC's Today Show, captivating the audience with a live performance of her single "Dear No One."
  • Excitement grew as she announced her major label debut, the second EP titled "Foreword," set to release on October 22, 2013, under Capitol Records. The EP's success was undeniable, with over 16,000 copies sold by the end of November, debuting at an impressive number 16 on the US Billboard 200 chart. 
  • She had the privilege of being the sole supporting act for Ed Sheeran at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2013, and later lent her support to Sam Smith during their In the Lonely Hour UK tour in October 2014.
  • Additionally, Kelly contributed her writing and recording talents to "Silent," a song for The Giver: Music Collection, supporting the film adaptation of the novel The Giver, which was well-received upon its release. 
  • Her popularity continued to soar, featuring on British rapper Professor Green's track "Lullaby," reaching the number four spot on the UK Singles Chart, marking her first top ten song in the United Kingdom. 
  • In a delightful collaboration, she appeared on Pentatonix's album "That's Christmas to Me," performing the medley "Winter Wonderland"/"Don't Worry Be Happy." 
  • Her growing prominence led to MTV's recognition, naming her one of their Artists to Watch, where she performed "Funny" and "Dear No One".
  • In 2014, she collaborated with manager Scooter Braun to work on her debut album, enlisting contributions from notable talents such as Toby Gad, Max Martin, and Ed Sheeran. 
  • The album, titled "Unbreakable Smile," saw its lead single "Nobody Love" released on February 8, 2015, with writing credits from Kelly herself, Rickard Goransson, and Max Martin.
  • Demonstrating her prowess, she performed "Nobody Love" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, captivating audiences.
  • "Unbreakable Smile" hit the shelves on June 23, 2015, debuting at an impressive number two on the Billboard 200 chart. 
  • Continuing her successful year, she performed "Should've Been Us" at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and even received a Best New Artist nomination at the 58th Grammy Awards. 
  • In an iconic moment, she became the first artist ever to perform a Christian pop song at the Grammy Awards. 
  • Her artistic versatility shone as she lent her voice to the animated movie Sing, portraying Meena the elephant. 
  • Additionally, in honor of her late friend Christina Grimmie, she released the original song "Blink of an Eye" on July 10, 2016.
  • On May 7, 2017, she took the stage at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, opening for Soundgarden in what would become one of their final performances before frontman Chris Cornell tragically passed away from suicide on May 17. 
  • In June, she joined forces with rapper Lecrae for the single "I'll Find You," releasing an emotionally poignant music video featuring St. Jude Hospital patients. 
  • The song achieved significant success, peaking at No. 11 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart, reaching No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, and landing at No. 17 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.
  • Her collaborations extended further, as she teamed up with country singer Chris Lane on his single "Take Back Home Girl," which also found a place on the Billboard Hot 100. 
  • In September, she happily announced her engagement to basketball player André Murillo. Ending the year on a memorable note, Kelly delivered a captivating rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" alongside Jacob Collier, capturing hearts and earning praise when posted on YouTube in December 2017.
  • On March 30, 2018, she unveiled the single "Help Us to Love" featuring the HamilTones, serving as the lead single for her second studio album. 
  • On May 20, 2018, she joyfully announced her marriage to André Murillo in an Instagram post. Excitement grew as Kelly revealed on August 23 that her album, "Hiding Place," would be released on September 14, with the second single, "Never Alone," following on August 24. The anticipation was further heightened when she announced a tour in support of the album on September 7. 
  • The hard work paid off as "Hiding Place" brought Kelly her first Grammy Awards, winning Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song for "Never Alone" at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. 
  • In January 2019, she revealed plans for The Acoustic Sessions tour, starting in February, and released her lead single "Change Your Mind" from her upcoming third studio album. 
  • On June 26, 2019, she announced her third studio album, "Inspired by True Events," which was released on August 9, 2019.
  • She embarked on the "Inspired by True Events Tour" on January 18, 2020, thrilling audiences across the U.S., Canada, and part of Europe. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she had to cancel her remaining tour stops in Europe, Australia, and Asia on March 18, 2022. 
  • Amid the pandemic, on March 21, 2020, she began the "QuaranTEA with Tori" daily live stream on Instagram, engaging fans with fan-requested songs, Q&A sessions, and remote duets with celebrity guests like Demi Lovato, Jessie J, JoJo, and many more.
  • After seven weeks, Kelly concluded the show to focus on new music. On July 22, 2020, she released a cover of Drake's "Time Flies" as the first single of her EP "Solitude," followed by "Unbothered" on August 11.
  • "Solitude," featuring four original songs written during quarantine, was released on August 14. 
  • Kelly's musical collaborations continued as she featured on Jacob Collier's track "Running Outta Love" from his album Djesse Vol. 3, with a version for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert being released on August 3.
  • On October 7, she announced her Christmas album, "A Tori Kelly Christmas," produced by Babyface, which was released on October 30. 
  • Additionally, two exclusive bonus tracks, an original song and a cover of "All I Want for Christmas Is You," were released at Target.
  • In late 2020, Kelly took on a new challenge as she competed in season 4 of The Masked Singer as "Seahorse," impressively making it to the semi-finals before being unmasked in a triple elimination.
  • The following year, she recorded a cover of "Waving Through a Window" for the soundtrack album of the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen and published her first book, "The Curly Girl Blues," on November 2, 2021.
  • Kelly's talents extended to the big screen as she reprised her role as Meena in Sing 2, culminating in a year filled with creativity and success.
  • On March 14, 2023, Kelly signed with Epic Records, swiftly following up with the release of her new song, "missin' u," on March 17, serving as the lead single for her upcoming EP, "tori."
  • Embracing a fresh musical direction, she drew inspiration from the captivating sound of R&B and Hip-Hop from the 90s and mid-2000s, intending to transport listeners back in time, drawing influence from iconic artists like Destiny's Child, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, and TLC. 
  • In February, she showcased her versatility, performing a soulful rendition of "Hallelujah" alongside Andrea Bocelli for Bocelli's music special, "The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli." 
  • Continuing to excite her fans, on July 11, 2023, she announced the release of her fourth EP, titled "tori," slated to hit the airwaves on July 28, 2023, marking another milestone in her flourishing music journey.

Tori Kelly Awards & Achievements

  • BET Awards 2018: Tori Kelly won the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for "I'll Find You" (with Lecrae).
  • Billboard Music Awards 2019: She won the Top Gospel Album award for "Hiding Place."
  • Billboard Women in Music 2015: Tori Kelly was awarded the Breakthrough Artist title.
  • GMA Dove Awards 2018: She won the Short Form Video Of the Year award for "I'll Find You" (with Lecrae).
  • Grammy Awards 2019: Tori Kelly received two Grammy Awards for her album "Hiding Place" 
  • Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song for "Never Alone" (with Kirk Franklin).
  • Radio Disney Music Awards 2016: She won the Breakout Artist of the Year award.
  • YouTube Music Awards 2015: Tori Kelly won in the category of 50 Artists to Watch.

Tori Kelly Married & Husband

Tori Kelly is a married woman. She found her happily ever after with her husband Andre Murilo, a German basketball player. They exchanged vows on May 20, 2018, in a beautiful ceremony held in Los Angeles, California, U.S. The couple got engaged in September 2017, with Tori excitedly sharing the news on her Instagram. Since then, they have been living a blissful life together, and there are no rumors indicating any signs of separation or divorce. Tori identifies as straight, confidently embracing her sexuality alongside her loving partner. 

Tori Kelly's Husband André Murillo

Tori Kelly Net Worth

Tori Kelly, the multi-talented artist, has achieved remarkable success in her career, amassing a net worth of $8 million in 2023. Her wealth stems from various sources, including album sales, successful concert tours, lucrative brand endorsements, and other entrepreneurial ventures. With an annual salary surpassing $1 million, her primary income comes from the music industry, where she soared to stardom with her debut album "Unbreakable Smile" in 2015, claiming the second spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Not limiting herself to music, Tori has also ventured into acting, making appearances in films like "Sing" (2016) and "The Star" (2017). Her popularity extends to endorsements as well, with deals for renowned companies such as William Hill US and Crest. Embracing the fruits of her labor, Tori enjoys a lavish lifestyle, enriched by the fruits of her remarkable career journey.

Tori Kelly Height & Weight

Tori Kelly, the talented singer-songwriter, stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs around 55 Kg. She boasts an attractive figure, adorned with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. Her body measurements of 34-25-33 inches perfectly complement her dress size of 4 (US) and shoe size of 8.5 (US). However, on July 23, 2023, Kelly experienced a health scare, collapsing at a Los Angeles restaurant, leading to her hospitalization at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Doctors discovered blood clots around her vital organs, necessitating immediate treatment to aid her recovery. Fans and well-wishers around the world are sending their love and support to the beloved artist during this challenging time. 

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