Kelsea Ballerini has consistently made history. With the release of her debut album The First Time (Black River), she became“the only female country artist to hit #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album.” She's logged four back-to-back Top 10 entries on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, including the platinum-selling The First Time , gold-selling Unapologetically , gold-selling kelsea , and ballerini.
With 25 certifications from the RIAA to date, her catalog boasts a string of essential smashes such as the double-platinum “Miss Me More” and “Peter Pan” as well as the platinum “hole in the bottle” with Shania Twain—which marked Kelsea’s sixth #1. Among dozens of accolades thus far, she has garnered two GRAMMY® Award nominations, won two ACM Awards, two CMA Awards, took home the iHeartRadio Music Awards honor for “Best New Artist,” and received multiple career nominations from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Awards and People’s Choice Awards. She concluded 2021 as the “#3 most-played female artist on country radio” and CMT “Artist of the Year” in addition to picking up “Musical Event of the Year” and “Video of the Year” at the CMA Awards for the gold-certified “half of my hometown” with Kenny Chesney.
She released her first original book of poetry Feel Your Way Through, and Dolly Parton tapped her to star in the audiobook of Run, Rose, Run. It’s no wonder NPR proclaimed, “Kelsea Ballerini is definitely one of the most influential women in country right now… she’s defining the sound of the genre.” She was inducted as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry in 2019. At the time, she notably was the Opry’s youngest member, since being founded in 1925. Kelsea Ballerini is ready to continue making history in 2022 and beyond.