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Exclusive: Tori Kelly Talks Breakout Success / Teases Ariana Grande Duet

Published: Monday 26th Oct 2015 by Sam

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In the crowded music business, it’s often hard to make one’s voice heard above the roars of chart titans and the whispers of others on the come-up.

However, for talented Tori Kelly 2015 has seen the masses sit up and pay all sorts of attention.

Having massed a loyal following online, the vocal powerhouse was swiftly snapped up by industry force Scooter Braun and recently released her debut album ‘Unbreakable Smile.’

Powered by rousing singles ‘Nobody Love’ and ‘Should’ve Been Us,’ the well-received set has helped cement Kelly as a name that’ll undoubtedly be here for the long haul.

With new single ‘Hollow’ out now, That Grape Juice caught up with the 22-year-old to talk her meteoric rise, show-stopping performances at the BET and MTV Video Music Awards, and possible collaborations with fellow members of Team Braun – Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.

Watch above as TGJ talks to the name on everyone’s lips!

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‘Unbreakable Smile’ is out now!

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  1. Credits October 26, 2015

    Her voice is much more powerful than Ariana’s.

    • Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) October 28, 2015

      Who is she? I didn’t come here for this TGJ give me an update one that Beyonce Adele duet…

  2. Oscar October 26, 2015

    I just wish she would experiment with new music all her stuff is folk with a guitar and her performances are all the same

    • Naomi’s Edges October 26, 2015

      She has 1 album.. give ha a chance

  3. Naomi’s Edges October 26, 2015

    I’m really happy for Tori. Especially her Pepsi deal ! Come thru ma

  4. AmbeRussell October 26, 2015

    great talent, but i don’t understand her use. like how is she booking all of these performances and deals, but album is not certified, has no hit single or massive fan base. where on God green Earth do they do that at? a talented artist gets so much push and yet she has no success and they keep pushing her like she was doing britney spears “BOMT” numbers or something. her team is on point, but I’m not understanding the lack of success that is coming from the huge push

    • Sammy October 26, 2015

      Totally agree she has ahd little success. She has no singles that have charted in the top 40 her album probably sold 100,000 at most. Scooter Braun her manager really likes her and pushes the hell out of her like she’s actually a star. It’s obvious people don’t care about her though. Even her new song she just relesed is 63 on itunes. sometimes talent isn’t enough.

    • Lisa October 26, 2015

      Her music is very boring and she doesn’t really have a gimmick to capture the publics attention. She can sing her curly haired ĀŠŠ off but you need more….unfortunately.

  5. HALF AMAZIN October 26, 2015

    No shade, but…who??? Everyone is touted as a superstar these days

    • Sammy October 26, 2015

      she has a good management that pushes her really hard but most ppl don’t know who she is don’t worry.

  6. King Stephy October 26, 2015

    Great voice, boring music.

    • Ciah’s Turtle October 27, 2015

      The same is said about the person you stan for. And no lies are told

      • King Stephy October 27, 2015

        Oh, but you speak LIES! Michael Jackson & Mariah Carey has some of the greatest music on POPular music. BYE

  7. mr.m October 26, 2015

    The problem is.
    You can have a voice. But you CAN’T be unique. there is no signature sound, no originality.
    All these basic b****** these days are copies of mimi, xtina, bey’s music. ITS NOT GONNA WORK!
    As much as I hate gaga, but she is the best performer of her generation. WAY better that rihanna katy nicki taylor. Ariana has a better voice, but she is BASIC AF.
    I cannot connect with these bitchs tbh. NEXT

    *PLAYS XTINA’S CRUZ*

  8. What now October 26, 2015

    I like her. She’s genuinely is a sweet girl and very talented, so I wish her well

  9. Barb-wire October 27, 2015

    Cute girl and amazing vocal talent but Jojo is back now, we don’t need this curly haired chick.

    • Khan October 27, 2015

      You’re speaking as if Jojo is slaying right now. Her singles have made no impact and people dont care about her comeback.

    • Ciah’s Turtle October 27, 2015

      lol stop. Tori has already done more than Jojo with this 1 album and Pepsi Commercial.

  10. Theman October 28, 2015

    She should keep releasing singles from this album. She should be over a hundred k also. She’s beautiful & very talented. All she needs is that one breakout song. She’s done alright for not having a huge single.

  11. Adelephant (previously HYDROQINONE) October 28, 2015

    Rolling my eyes in the deep, she’s no Adele, Next…

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