Sounds Like: An all-ages dance club
For Fans of: Lauryn Hill, Stripped-era Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande
Why You Should Pay Attention: Tori Kelly's single "Nobody Love" has got a bounce to it, blending Nineties R&B with pop-radio friendly EDM beats. After establishing herself on the internet by uploading acoustic covers of popular songs like Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You," Kelly found the perfect audience for her catchy, soulful originals. Her webcam days have long been over since Scooter Braun became her manager — she's since gotten a deal with Capitol Records and an opening spot at Ed Sheeran's sold out Madison Square Garden show. Kelly's as-yet-untitled major label debut is due this summer and will be executive produced by hitmaker Max Martin.
She Says: "I would hope that my music can inspire people and stand out in a way that is really just me pouring my heart out into my music. If nothing else, there are no gimmicks. There's nothing that's fake. Everything I'm doing is just me being me. I hope that would inspire other people in some way, in whatever they're doing in their lives."
Hear for Yourself: The infectious "Nobody Love" has garnered more than a million YouTube plays and is currently at Number 80 on the Hot 100. Brittany Spanos