Who is Tori Kelly: 5 fast facts about the Billboard Music Awards breakout performer
You’ve heard the impossibly catchy song “Nobody Love,” and now you finally know who sings it: Tori Kelly delivered one of the Billboard Music Award’s breakout performances on Sunday. So who is the artist behind the song? EW dug up a few fun facts about her.
1. She’s no newcomer to music. The singer-songwriter, 22, has been performing since she was 3-years-old—and also knows how to play the piano, guitar and drums.
2. Her family was a big influence on her musical tastes. As the daughter of musicians (her dad is a singer/bassist and her mom plays the saxophone and piano), she grew up listening to gospel, but also cites Jeff Buckley, Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill with shaping her style.
3. She has two singing competitions under her belt. She was a contestant on Season 9 of American Idol. She didn’t make it to the Top 24, but she still has a victory to her name—she beat out country artist Hunter Hayes for the win on America’s Most Talented Kids in 2004.