Tori Kelly, originally named Victoria Loren Kelly, was born on December 14, 1992, in Wildomar, California. Her parents, Allwyn and Laura Kelly, belong to a combination of ancestry and hence Tori has a mix of Irish, German, Puerto Rican, and Jamaican ancestry. Apart of all these, she is a devout Christian. Her sibling’s name is Noah. Her family has a background in music field where her father can sing and play bass and mother is a good keyboard artist and saxophone player. Her mother has proved to be a great support in her shows and tours and she is very close to her younger brother Noah. Their pictures can be found on social media.
She grew up listening to different types of music as a child and dreamed of being a singing star since that time. She listened to gospel and was influenced by pop and R&B music. Tori participated in several singing competitions since school time. She took part in the television show ‘Star Search’ in 2003 and became a contestant on ‘America’s Most Talented Kids’ the later year.
She won the tournament and signed a record deal with Geffen Records. She started posting her music videos on the YouTube channel when she was just 14 and later in her 16, she auditioned for American Idol but unfortunately, she could not make her way to top 24 in the show.
She then released her first EP titled ‘Handmade songs by Tori Kelly’ in 2012. She herself created the songs by producing, writing and mixing them. In 2013, Scooter Braun happened to notice her YouTube presence and she signed with Capitol Records in September as he became her manager. However, her journey started with her first major label release as her second EP titled ‘Foreword’. Her debut album, ‘Unbreakable smile’ was released in June 2015 and got a place at 2nd position on the ‘Billboard’ 200 and sold 75,000 copies in the first week. Her lead single ‘Nobody Love’ that she had co-written with Max Martin turned out to be her first Billboard Hot 100 appearance.
Her ultimate success and fame were yielded from the cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinkin Bout You’ that went viral on YouTube. Her voice was also featured in the animation movie ‘Sing’. She has co-worked with many singers after that. She considers her failure and rejection as stepping stones to her success.
2015 has been a fortunate year for her as she won the Billboard Women in Music award for ‘Breakthrough Artist’ and was also included in the YouTube Music Awards’ list of ’50 Artists to Watch’. Later year, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for the category ‘Best New Artist’. She also won the Radio Disney Music Award for ‘Breakout Artist of the Year’ in the same year. Besides, she has been honored with multiple nominations in Best New Artist, International Musician/ Solo Artist, Best New Act, Best Push Act, Artist On The Rise, Best Crush Song, Favorite Breakout Artist, Artist Of The Year and Breakthrough Artist 1875.
Tory has kept her life private by not sharing many details about her relationships with media. She was once speculated to be in a relationship with Jason Derulo which was later the rumor was falsified and Tori also labeled her relation with him as friendship. According to some Tabloid, she is dating a sports personality but there is no trace of detail the social media. Her name was even bonded with Ed Sheeran but it was declared as a rumor labeling their relation as strictly professional. There is no record of her dating anybody and is single for now.
Tori Kelly Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $3.5 Million US Dollars
Tori Kelly has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million US dollars as of 2017. The major source of the net worth comes through her career as a singer, songwriter, YouTuber and a producer. Tori has 1.5 million followers on her YouTube and 13.8 thousand followers on Twitter. She also has 2.7 million fans following on her Instagram. Her videos have almost 90 million views total and she has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube.
-Tori Kelly appeared as a guest on The Social at Disneyland a few weeks ago.
-Tori Kelly along with Demi Lovato, Andra Day, & Little Big Town Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Saturday Night Fever With A Bee Gees Medley At The 2017 Grammys!
-Tori Kelly represented her state of feeling that she’s done trying to prove herself in her Latest Album a ‘Storyline of Rejection’.
Being an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, Tori has achieved way beyond at such young age. Also, the actress prefers to keep her life details private and hence the information on the internet about her is limited as compared to other celebrities. She also works for children’s causes and loves her brother dearly that shows the soft side of this passionate singer. The struggles she underwent, the rejections she faced and the up-downs of her life has made her what she is today. She is an optimist who believes in taking everything positively as a result of what she is the one of the youngest singing sensation of Hollywood industry despite rejections.