Unbreakable Smile, the highly anticipated full-length debut from Capitol Records recording artist Tori Kelly, is out today and available HERE. Kelly launched the album yesterday with appearances on “Good Morning America” and “Watch What Happens Live.” “Good Morning America” premiered a clip from the official video for her new single, “Should’ve Been Us.” The full video can now be viewed HERE. Tori will be part of a special performance at this weekend’s BET Awards and she will perform on “Live! with Kelly & Michael” on Monday, June 29.
Album release parties will take place on both coasts. Tonight’s concert at Best Buy Theater in New York City is one of the final dates on Kelly’s ”Where I Belong” headline tour. See below for itinerary. Tori, who got her start by making videos at home and posting them on YouTube, will take over the YouTube Space LA on Friday, June 26, where she will perform for an audience of fans and fellow YouTube creators. Her solo acoustic set at this invitation-only event will be streamed live from 7:00 – 8:00 PM PT on her YouTube channel.
“Should’ve Been Us,” Kelly’s new single, is approaching the Top 30 after only three weeks at Pop radio. It’s a Top Greatest Gainer, with more than 100 Pop stations adding the song. “Should’ve Been Us”follows the album’s first hit single, “Nobody Love,” which charted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Pop Songs chart in the U.S. and has upwards of 10 million streams. “Nobody Love” was also an international hit, rocketing to No. 1 on iTunes after Kelly’s performance on “The Voice” in New Zealand, going Top 20 in Australia and Top 10 in Canada, where Tori performed at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto last weekend. Max Martin(Katy Perry, P!nk, Taylor Swift) served as executive producer of Unbreakable Smile. Featured artists include Ed Sheeran, LL Cool J and Daye Jack.
“Kelly will have listeners smiling start to finish – just as the title promises,” said PEOPLE, which noted, “Her vocal acrobatics carry her from R&B bangers (‘Nobody Love’) to funky-kiss offs like ‘Expensive.'”SPIN.com hailed her as a “sensational pop vocalist with a voice made of gold” and Cosmopolitan named Kelly“your newest music obsession.”Stereogum observed, “she’s spent almost two years since then getting ready for her big moment. Now that moment is here, and she’s doing wonderful things with it.”
Born and raised in Temecula, California, Kelly first rose to attention after her cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” went viral, racking up over 22 million views on YouTube. Hailed as an “Artist to Watch” byRolling Stone, USA Today and SPIN, she has sold out headline shows at venues across the U.S., opened for such artists as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith and recently - “stole the show at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards,” according to Billboard.
Tori Kelly – Tour Dates
6/23 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
6/30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
7/3 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Lounge