Tori Kelly Performs ‘Should’ve Been Us’ on The Late Late Show

Tori Kelly is making the rounds promoting her new, debut album Unbreakable Smile. Last night she appeared and performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden.   Watch below

BuzzFeed’s 57 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

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1. Janet Jackson is calm, cool, and collected on comeback single “No Sleeep.”

2. “We Try But We Don’t Fit In,” a dreamy, lo-fi anthem for kids on the sidelines from Jackson Phillips (aka Day Wave).

3. American Idol alum Adam Lambert chases “The Original High” on this clubby, house-inflected track.

4. Beck ditches folk for funk on “Dreams.”

5. Real-life couple Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill get romantic on “All Eyes On You (ft. Chris Brown).”

6. Raury transitions from folk singer to MC and back again on the rousing “Devil’s Whisper.”

7. Selena Gomez gets sexy with A$AP Rocky on “Good For You,” her first post-Disney single.

   

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8. Brooklyn rapper Junglepussy gets boastful on “You Don’t Know.”

9. Newcomer Ivy Levan gets a boost from Sting on “Killing You,” a sinister, bass-driven ode to toxic relationships.

10. Soul-funk singer-songwriter Seven Davis Jr. gets political on “Fighters.”

11. Darwin Deez picks up where he left off two years ago with the irresistibly disagreeable “Kill Your Attitude.”

12. The murky, genre-bending “Hero” from up-and-coming rap collective BROCKHAMPTON.

13. Demi Lovato’s banger of a comeback single, “Cool For The Summer.”

14. Synth-pop trio Years & Years mourn the end of a relationship on the ghostly “Foundation.”

    

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15. DeJ Loaf’s bawdy, affectionate “Shawty (ft. Young Thug).”

16. “Outta My Mind,” a sinister bit of blues-rock from The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach’s side project, The Arcs.

17. Carly Rae Jepsen’s crisp kiss-off, “Emotion.”

18. Alt-R&B lothario The Weeknd goes full Michael Jackson on the Max Martin-assisted “Can’t Feel My Face.”

19. Samantha Urbani’s soaring, reggae-tinged “U Know I Know.”

20. Owl City’s cheerful ’90s kid anthem “Unbelievable (ft. Hanson).”

21. Soul goddess Lianne La Havas’ airy, amorous “What You Don’t Do.”

  

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22. Ashley Monroe’s sinister murder ballad of a break-up song,”I Buried Your Love Alive.”

23. Tori Kelly revisits the themes of JLO’s “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” on the bold and brassy “Expensive (ft. Daye Jack).”

24. Kiiara bids her lover a glitchy good-bye on “Gold.”

25. Phoebe Ryan just wants to be friends with benefits (nothing more, nothing less) on the shimmery “Homie.”

26. “Dance On Me,” a slinky, dancefloor-friendly cut from D.C.-born “future bounce” rapper GoldLink.

27. Teen star Austin Mahone is all grown-up on the synth-y, suggestive “Dirty Work.”

28. Puff Daddy and Pharrell’s darkly hypnotic party jam, “Finna Get Loose.”

  

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29. “Them Changes,” a funky Flying Lotus collaboration from Los Angeles-based musician Thundercat.

30. Brooklyn rockers Highly Suspect’s sneering, seething “Mom.”

31. The Game and Drake vow to keep it 8 more than 92 on “100.”

32. JJ’s sweet, shimmery shoegazer, “Truce.”

33. “Empty Bottle,” a grunge-pop throwback from ’90s rockers Veruca Salt.

34. Favored Nations’ loose, disco-inspired love song, “Always.”

35. Swedish pop upstart Tove Lo celebrates doomed relationships on the euphoric “Timebomb.”

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36. LEISURE’s sticky, languid “Hot Love.”

37. The Chainsmokers’ “Roses (ft. Rozes),” a surprisingly delicate EDM anthem.

38. San Diego native Andra Day proves her diva bonafides on the stripped-down “Rise Up.”

39. Danish pop star SHERPA’s sad, soaring “In Your Blood.”

40. Lera Lynn’s menacing True Detective track, “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For.”

41. The boys of MKTO make their type clear on the infectious “Bad Girls.”

42. Mysterious Chicago rapper(s) Goodbye Tomorrow’s hard-hitting “Pray 2 God.”

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43. Kate Boy’s relentlessly upbeat “Midnight Sun.”

44. Motown-inspired soul singer Leon Bridges’ “Smooth Sailin’” is just that.

45. Beach Baby’s hazy, dream-like “U R.”

46. The lush sensitivity of demo taped’s “Not Enough.”

47. Los Angeles-based rapper A.Chal’s woozy “ROUND WHIPPIN.”

48. “Hold Me Down,” a defiant, synth-heavy fight song from ascendant pop force Ashley Frangipane (aka Halsey).

49. Foxes’ advocates for dancing through the tears on “Body Talk.”

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50. Melanie Martinez continues to perfect her creepy-cute pop sound on the Leslie Gore-sampling “Pity Party.”

51. “Golden,” a breezily confident track from London-based neo-soul singer Nao.

52. Instagram sensation Niykee Heaton’s genuinely seductive “Say Yeah.”

53. Indie pop star Wrabel has a case of the dancefloor sads on “I Want You.”

54. After short stints on the Disney Channel and ABC Family, Katelyn Tarver is back with “Nobody Like You,” an appealingly laid-back bit of bubblegum.

55. Bay Area rapper Bobby Brackins’ parties hard with Iamsu! and Jonn Harton “Mob With the Squad.”

56. “Money Trees Deuce,” Jay Rock’s introspective sequel to his 2012 Kendrick Lamar collaboration, “Money Trees.”

57. Former Das Racist member Heems’ wobbly, heartbroken “Damn Girl.”

    

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Best of the BET Awards 2015

Last night, (June 28), the BET awards celebrated its 20th anniversary.  The night was full of reunions and tributes making for some very interesting and amazing moments. Watch the best performances below.

Kendrick Lamar — Alright
Smokey Robinson Tribute Feat. Tori Kelly, Robin Thicke and Ne-Yo
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63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

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1. British singer-songwriter ROMANS’ soulful, euphoric “Uh Huh.”
2. Little Mix’s unapologetically bubblegum “Black Magic.”
3. Hit-Boy’s woozy twilight anthem “Go All Night (ft. Travis Scott).”
4. Reggae meets pop-punk on Twenty One Pilots’ genre-bending “Ride.”
5. Country singer Kelsea Ballerini picks up where Taylor Swift left off on the twangy “Xo.”
6. Years & Years continue to rule the dance floor with the effervescent “Shine.”
7. French-Canadian singer Cœur de pirate gets an assist from Peter Bjorn and John’s Björn Yttling on “Carry On.”
8. Synthpop trio Wet’s breathy, delicate “Deadwater.”
9. Bebe Rexha’s bittersweet EDM ballad “Sweet Beginnings.”
10. Major Lazer’s latest synth-heavy dance-hall banger, “Too Original (ft. Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell).”
11. Willow Smith continues her alt-R&B experimentations on “WEEPINGWILOUGH/LETSGOTOMECCA (ft. Mecca Kalani).”
12. Grunge queen Courtney Love returns to her roots on the snarling “Miss Narcissist.”
13. Ascendant grime star Jammz’s hard-hitting “Final Warning.”
14. ASAP Rocky’s wobbly, intoxicating ode to psychedelics, “L$D.”

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15. Tori Kelly’s good-girl sass is front and center on the ’90s-esque “Unbreakable Smile.”
16. Long Beach native Vince Staples’ sparse, ominous “Señorita.”
17. Sage the Gemini’s sultry, pulsating “Good Thing (ft. Nick Jonas).”
18. Tink pays homage to R&B goddess Aaliyah on “Million.”
19. London-based rapper Tinie Tempah’s joyful Jess Glynne collab, “Not Letting Go.”
20. Albert Hammond Jr.’s breezy, guitar-driven “Born Slippy.”
21. British electro outfit’s Hot Chip sneaker-inspired meditation on the passage of time, “Huarache Lights.”
22. Luke Bryan makes a bid for pop radio with his latest tailgate anthem, “Kick the Dust Up.”
23. Paul Thomas Zito’s spacey, NASA-sampling “Cosmonaut (ft. Phil Jacoby).”
24. Rita Ora’s “Poison” is a deceptively sweet track about the appeals of toxic relationships.
25. U.K. producer Hudson Mohawke’s relentlessly bright party-starter, “Scud Books.”
26. Country star Jake Owen’s quirky, Sugar Ray–inspired “Real Life.”
27. “Cerulean,” a slow, seductive bit of alt-R&B from U.K. producer Maths Time Joy.
28. The rollicking, stream-of-consciousness ramblings of Courtney Barnett’s “Dead Fox.”

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29. EDM wunderkind Zedd teams up with YouTuber turned pop star Troye Sivan on this ambitious, seven-minute epic “Papercut.”
30. Alex Winston’s charging pop anthem “Careless.”
31. Jamie xx’s “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) [ft. Young Thug and Popcaan]” sounds like its inspiration: a summer drive over the Williamsburg bridge soundtracked by New York hip-hop station Hot 97.
32. Swedish pop rapper Elliphant’s glossy, genre-defying single “Love Me Badder.”
33. Kopecky’s dance floor-ready “Talk to Me.”
34. Singer Grace combines classic, Adele-style vocals with Rihanna’s bad-girl swagger on the swooning “Feel Your Love.”
35. Hitmaker Ester Dean finally has a smash of her own with the irresistibly catchy “Crazy Youngsters.”
36. “All I Need,” a soaring devotional from über-producer The-Dream.
37. Icona Pop’s shout-sing over a trumpet sample on the feverish “Emergency.”
38. Twenty-three-year-old Hunter Hayes gets nostalgic for the recent past on the summery “21.”
39. Rationale’s lush, unpredictable “Re.Up.”
40. Disclosure’s soulful, house-inspired “Holding On (ft. Gregory Porter).”
41. Romantic uncertainty has never sounded more appealing than on Flor’s “Unsaid.”
42. The dreamy, lo-fi “I Can’t Explain” from West Palm Beach–based rockersSurfer Blood.

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43. Rudimental’s subdued drum-and-bass single “Never Let You Go.”
44. Waterbed’s warped, bubblegum-y “Do2Me.”
45. Montreal-based quartet No Joy’s genuinely sad shoe-gazer “Moon in My Mouth.”
46. Fight Like Apes’ arch take on the everyday, “Pop Itch.”
47. Moresounds’ skittering “Dead and Bury (ft. Fracture).”
48. The distorted funk rock of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Ur Life One Night.”
49. “Darker,” a mournful ballad from the electric, genre-defying Shamir.
50. Destroyer’s bombastic, saxophone-heavy “Dream Lover.”
51. Multihyphenate Lane Moore falls head over heels on It Was Romance’s boisterous “Philadelphia.”
52. Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval’s fragile, incisive “That Battle Is Over.”
53. New Jersey punk rockers Titus Andronicus’ howling comeback single, “Dimed Out.”
54. The Mynabirds’ melancholy synthpop stunner, “Semantics.”
55. Danish singer-songwriter Kwamie Liv’s fiery, slow-burning “Higher.”
56. Indie rockers PHASES’ infectiously upbeat “I’m in Love With My Life.”

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57. Patrick Watson’s shimmery, spaced out “Places You Will Go.”
58. R&B godess Lianne La Havas’ gravity-defying love song, “Unstoppable.”
59. Allen Stone’s funky, irresistible “Upside.”
60. Anti-Flag’s riotous “Brandenburg Gate (ft. Tim Armstrong).”
61. The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams wrestles with regret on the plaintive “What a Good Woman Does.”
62. The Weeknd continues to make the most out of his menacing midnight confessions on “The Hills.”
63. Alessia Cara defiant anti-party anthem, “Here.”