Tori Kelly is an American songwriter, singer, voice actress and record producer who became a household name when she was 14 years old. After her elimination from American Idol show, she embarked on her music. Having written, produced and mixed it herself, Kelly released an EP titled Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly in 2011.
Her debut album was Unbreakable Smile which contained a hit single, Nobody Love which made it to the US Billboard Hot 100. Let’s find out more about how much is Tori Kelly’s net worth in 2018.
Victoria Loren “Tori” Kelly was born in 1992 on 14 December. She was born in Wildomar, California to Allwyn and Laura. On 29th August 1996, the family welcomed their second kid. Kelly’s younger brother is called Noah James Kelly.
She is engaged to Andre Murillo. Her fiance is a basketball player.
Her friends include Carissa Alvarado of the Us the Duo, Kamari Copeland and Ally Broke of Fifth Harmony.
She is a staunch Christian. However, she does not consider herself as part of the Christian music genre.
At the age of 14, Tori Kelly started uploading videos on YouTube. Her first one was a cover of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by John Wesley Work Jr. Back in 2004, she had initially performed that song. Kelly got fame when she and Angie Girl who was a Youtuber too released a cover of Frank Ocean song, Thinking Bout You.
She was only 12 when Geffen Records offered her a record deal. There was an agreement of her release as a result of conflicted when it came to ideas.
In 2004, Kelly was a contestant of America’s Most Talented Kids, and she won. She defeated musician Hunter Hayes. After appearing for the second time in that competition, she lost to rock musician Antonio Pontarelli.
She participated in American Idol but did not make it to the top 24. She started her music career. It involved learning how to play the guitar, composing original pieces of songs as well as recording them herself. She would then post the videos on YouTube. It did not take long before she had more than 1 million subscribers.
She took part in We Are the World: The Next Generation. That was a youth version of We Are the World which was a charity song of 1985.
The release of her debut EP was on May 1, 2012. She gave it the title Handsome Songs by Tori Kelly. A record label she owns called Toraay Records released it. The EP was number 9 on the US Heatseekers charts.
Kelly’s Fill a Heart single was released in February 2013. She wrote it for the campaign of ConAgra Foods and Feeding America referred to as Child Hunger Ends Here. She performed the song on various occasion. Teen Vogue, Glamour and Elle are the magazines that have featured her.
After her manager Scooter Braun introduced her to Capitol Records’ heads, she was signed to the on 6 September 2013. That same year month she appeared on NBC’s show known as Today. She released an EP named Foreword on October 22 that same year. It was number 6 on the US Billboard 200.
A single by the name Nobody Love release was in 2015 on 8, February. The album with the song was released June 23 of that same year.
She also voiced elephant Meena of the animated movie of 2016 called Sing. She and Lacrae released a single, “I’ll Find You” and its video was released that year on 28 July 2017. It was number 1 on the Hot Christian Songs, 11 on the Billboard R&B/ Hip-Hop chart and 17 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.
Awards and Achievements
Kelly in 2015 won the Breakthrough Artist Award of Billboard Women in Music and 50 Artists to Watch Award during YouTube Music Awards.she also won the Radio Disney Music Awards’ Breakout Artist of the Year.
Net Worth of Tori Kelly
Tori Kelly’s estimated net worth is $5 million. She makes most of her money from selling EPs. Also for performing during events. Her YouTube channel also earns her money from ads. By 2013, Kelly had sold over 14,000 copies her Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly. Tori’s YouTube channel has over 2 million views. She sold over 16,000 copies of Foreword. Kelly performed at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. She is the brand’s ambassador of William East clothing line.
The 25-year-old has had a successful career path as a singer. She has released hit after hit. She is best known for Nobody Love, Foreword, Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly and the Unbreakable Smile. Kelly has been nominated for various awards over the years. She has won some including the Breakout Artist on two occasions. Her fame continues to grow due to her excellent performance. She is also a voice actress, record producer, and songwriter.