Tori Kelly is on fire!
The spunky, fun-loving and insanely talented musician is hitting the MTV Video Music Awards stage for the first time on Sunday. E! News caught up with the 22-year-old singer-songwriter at CoverGirl x MTV’s Got You Covered: A Beauty Trends Forecast & Celebration to chat about her VMAs appearance and the journey she’s been on since she started posting YouTube videos when she was barely 14.
Here’s why you should be getting excited to see her perform tonight!
After years of hard work, writing, and performing, Kelly says, “My dreams are coming true. This is crazy!” For those who might be in a rut similar to the hone Kelly once found herself in, she tells E! News, “If you don’t write, then definitely try, because that’s what got me through, was the fact that every time [something] messed up happened, when I just wanted to give up, I had to no choice but to vent through music.”
The “Nobody Love” singer said tough times made her stronger. “Even in the moment it sucked, I realized that those were the songs that made me a better writer, and were songs that I could relate to most,” she explained to us. “So, I think letting it out in some way definitely helps, and just finding your niche, and not comparing yourself to people, and really honing in on what you know you’re good at—and don’t look at what everyone else is doing.”
Kelly opened up to E! News on what she’d tell herself from five years ago if she could: “I would tell myself ‘be patient, because now isn’t your time.’ I just wanted to get out there and live out all my dreams. I’d tell myself, ‘You still have a lot to learn, don’t rush anything, when the time is right you’ll just know.'”
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, being hosted by Miley Cyrus, are on tonight at 9 p.m. on MTV. Besides Tori Kelly, obviously, Who else are you excited to see on stage?!
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