Early Life

Born on December 14, 1992, in Wildomar, California Started singing at age three Her father is Puerto Rican and Jamaican, and her mother is Irish and German

YouTube Stardom

Gained fame by posting cover songs on YouTube Many people loved her soulful voice

"American Idol" Journey

Auditioned for "American Idol" in 2010 Reached Hollywood Week but didn't make the Top 24

Independent Music Career

Released the EP "Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly" in 2012 Wrote, produced, and recorded the EP in her bedroom

Big Breakthrough

Viral hit "Dear No One" in 2013 Signed with Capitol Records

Debut Album

"Unbreakable Smile" released in 2015 Hit songs like "Nobody Love" and "Should've Been Us"

Grammy Nominations

Nominated for Best New Artist and Best New Album in 2016 Grammy Awards are a big music honor

Gospel and Soul Influences

Music inspired by her church background Blends gospel and soul into her songs


Worked with famous artists like Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande Also collaborated with rapper Lecrae

Voice Acting

Voiced the character Meena in the animated movie "Sing" (2016) Meena is an elephant with stage fright

Personal Life

Married her boyfriend André Murillo in 2018 Shares positive messages in her music