Tori Kelly? Once you hear her music, you always want to hear more. The 22-year-old singer is on the verge of a mega-breakthrough these days, but she’s been building up to it for more than a decade. She first started turning heads with appearances on ‘Star Search,’ ‘America’s Most Talented Kids,’ and ‘American Idol.’ Then she hit YouTube, where she earned herself more than a million followers by covering Paramore and Justin Timberlake. In 2012, she continued the DIY approach with an EP she wrote and recorded in her California bedroom. Fans love the way the honesty of her songs draws you in - you can hear it on the intimate “Dear No One.” Charisma is her other strength. Once “Nobody Love” and its soul power hit you, it’s all over – you’re a fan. Sam Smith knows real-deal singers when he hears them. “She’s a master of her voice,” said the UK superstar when Tori opened one of his tours last year. “It’s like candy covered in honey.” Completely correct. Her energy and spirit are contagious. Our new LIFT artist will share her life, work, and inspirations with us this month. Don’t miss.
Years & Years
5 Seconds Of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
Walk The Moon
Vevo’s LIFT program began in January of 2011 as a way of celebrating new talent. We pride ourselves on introducing emerging artists to a broader audience, and each LIFT cycle paints a detailed portrait so viewers get a grip on the artist’s creativity. Through exclusive interviews, behind-the scenes footage, video premieres, and great performances - all exclusive to the Vevo platform – we unite the artist and the audience. LIFT is powered by McDonald’s!