Kelsea Ballerini


Kelsea Nicole Ballerini​ (born September 12, 1993) is an American ​country pop​ singer and songwriter.[​ 4]​ She began songwriting as a child and signed with ​Black River Entertainment​ in 2014, releasing her debut studio album the following year, ​The First Time​. Her second studio album, Unapologetically​, followed in 2017. Ballerini’s first two albums have accounted for seven charted songs on the ​Hot Country Songs​ and ​Country Airplay​ charts. She has four No. 1 singles on the latter, starting with her debut single “​Love Me Like You Mean It​”, which made her the first female artist to send a debut single to the top of that chart since ​Carrie Underwood​ in 2006. It was followed by “​Dibs​” and “​Peter Pan​”, whose peaks also made her the first female country artist to send her first three singles to the top of that chart since ​Wynonna Judd​. Ballerini’s fourth No. 1 single is “​Legends​”. Her third studio album, ​Kelsea​, was released in March 2020.