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6 Reasons You Need to Jump on the Tori Kelly Bandwagon

If you’ve listened to the radio, turned on a talk show, skimmed the rave reviews in Rolling Stone and Billboard  (just to name a couple) or tuned in to the BET Awards on June 28, you’ve heard about Tori Kelly. Managed by Scooter Braun (who also reps Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Cody Simpson), the 22-year-old singer is taking the music industry by storm with the June 23 release of her debut album Unbreakable Smile. 

It’s clear that a wide range of artists already love her….


This girl can sang !! Wow.

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…and here are 6 reasons why you should, too:

1. Let’s get the obvious out of the way: THAT. VOICE. 


2. She’s worked tirelessly for her success

Even though she’s only 22, Tori’s been through almost a decade of struggle to achieve her dreams. After competing on Star Search at age 10, she won America’s Most Talented Kid in 2004 (and beat Hunter Hayes!) In 2010, she made it to the Hollywood Round of American Idol. Despite her television exposure, it was YouTube that helped launch her career. Tori began putting up covers of other artists’ songs, but there was one in particular that went viral.


In 2012, Tori released her first EP, Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly, which she wrote, produced and recorded by herself. Tori began to do shows in cafés, one of which was attended by Scooter Braun who was clearly impressed with the star. 

3. She’s already done killer collaborations

4. She doesn’t take herself too seriously


this is adulthood

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when you can’t think of a pose

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5. She makes sure her fans always feel appreciated.


lots of smiles happened today. #RDMA

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6. She’s a proud foodie

As she told iHeartRadio, “Nobody loves food like Tori Kelly does.” 


i think i’m set for a while

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Abby is a University of Delaware graduate with a degree in English. Along with writing for Her Campus as an entertainment blogger, she has interned in the editorial departments of Cosmopolitan and Us Weekly. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram!