2016: The Year in Charts

Tori Kelly on Writing Her First Album: 'There Was Definitely Ups and Downs'

As Tori Kelly prepares for her Billboard Music Awards debut, the "Nobody Love" singer is also gearing up for the release of her first album, Unbreakable Smile.

"There was definitely ups and downs. I wouldn't want people to think that it was just like 'snap your fingers' and the album is done. There is definitely a lot of hard work that goes into the album," she says.

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Watch her interview above.

And tune into the  Billboard Music Awards on May 17 at 8PM EST on ABC to catch Kelly's performance.

Billboard Music Awards 2015