Tori Kelly could be marked as one the most successful artists that managed to break through both secular and Christian music within a short amount of time. After an impressive run of musical successes and even voicing the talented young elephant ‘Meena’ in the 2016 hit animation movie “Sing,” she’s recently been awarded two Grammy Awards for the best gospel performance/song with her latest song “Never Alone,” and her gospel album “Hiding Place.”
Victoria Loren Kelly grew up in Wildomar, California. From early age she already knew that she was destined to be a singer and was exposed by her parent to music of all kinds of genres. In 2004 she participated on America’s Most Talented Kids, which she won. This resulted in her first record deal at the young age of 12.
In 2010 she auditioned for American Idol, but unfortunately couldn’t reach the top 24. She stated that that devastated her, but that she would persevere ‘to give it her all.’ She released in the following years with her own label, Toraay Records, her first EP called “Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly.” This EP made it to the Top 10 Pop Albums on iTunes in 2012.
After this EP, her success went to unimaginable heights with the help of the famous Scooter Braun as her manager. She even voiced the young elephant ‘Meena’ in the 2016 hit animation movie “Sing,” Furthermore, she recently won two Grammy awards for her gospel album “Hiding Place” and single “Never Alone,” which she produced with gospel legend Kirk Franklin. Listen to “Tori Kelly” on Maasbach Radio, Spotify and iTunes.← BackNext →