Tori Kelly, a singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer is coming to the Palace Theater in St. Paul on Thursday, March 21. Kelly first gained recognition after posting videos on YouTube at the age of 14. When she was 16, she auditioned for the singing competition television series American Idol. After being eliminated from the show, Kelly began to work on her own music.
In 2012, she independently released her first EP, which she produced, wrote, and mixed herself, titled Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly. The following year, Scooter Braun became her manager after seeing her videos on YouTube and introduced her to Capitol Records, with which she signed in September. Kelly’s second EP Foreword came out in October 2013 as her first major label release. On June 23, 2015, Kelly’s debut album, Unbreakable Smile, was released. The lead single, “Nobody Love”, was released in February 2015 and became her first US Billboard Hot 100 appearance. Kelly was nominated for Best New Artist at the 58th Grammy Awards. She voiced a shy teenage elephant named Meena in the 2016 animated film Sing.
In 2018, she released her second album, Hiding Place and the lead single “Never Alone”, for which she won two Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song, respectively. On Hiding Place, Tori honors her deepest musical passion and delivers an R&B-infused, infectiously melodic take on classic gospel. With a lush yet simply adorned sound beautifully suited to Kelly’s incomparable voice, the album includes such standouts as the slow-burning, harmony-infused lead single “Help Us to Love” and the powerfully radiant, full-choir-driven “Soul’s Anthem.”
Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 8:00 pm.
Tickets are available HERE.
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