Tori Kelly may have become a star thanks to YouTube, but in no way was she an overnight success. The singer, who blends soul, pop, and R&B in her heartfelt songs, was signed to a record label at age 12. Since then, Tori has appeared on both America's Got Talent and American Idol, but she truly skyrocketed to fame last year when she uploaded her cover of Frank Ocean's "Thinkin' Bout You." Today, the video has been viewed more than 17 million times.
We caught up with Tori this week just before her show at LA's Fonda Theater and as she prepped to hit the road for her first tour in support of her newly released EP, Foreword. Watch for our exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of her preshow rehearsal and to learn more about this breakout artist's "personal" songs and musical idols. Even Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, is a fan!