Kelsea Ballerini Bio, Age, Peter Pan, Net Worth, Songs, Tour

Kelsea Ballerini Biography

Kelsea Ballerini ( Kelsea Nicole Ballerini ) is an American country pop singer and songwriter. In 2015, Ballerini released her first album The First Time and on November 3, 2017, her second album Unapologetically was released. Ballerini received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Her two albums have accounted for seven charted songs on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.

Kelsea Ballerini 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 did so in 2006. It was followed by “Dibs” and “Peter Pan”, whose peaks also made Ballerini the first female country artist to send her first three singles to the top of that chart since Wynonna Judd. Her fourth No. 1 single is “Legends”.

Kelsea Ballerini Age

Kelsea Ballerini is 25 years old as per 2018 born on September 12, 1993 inMascot, Tennessee, U.S

Marriage

Kelsea Ballerini married Morgan Evans on December 2, 2017, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The two began dating in March 2016, and got engaged on Christmas Day 2016.

Kelsea Ballerini Parents

Ballerini’s father is Ed, a former sales manager for a country radio station, is of part Italian descent. Her mother, Carla, has worked in marketing for Thomas Nelson Bible publishing and a sponsorship company. Ballerini is an only child. Ballerini started taking dance lessons at three and stopped ten years later. She sang in the church and school choirs. Ballerini wrote her first song at 12 for her mother and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, three years later.

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Kelsea Ballerini Net Worth

Kelsea Ballerini has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

Kelsea Ballerini Education

Kelsea Ballerini attended Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee; Centennial High School in Franklin, Tennessee; and then Lipscomb University for two years until she pursued a musical career.

Kelsea Ballerini Career

2014-2016: Self-titled EP and The First Time

Kelsea Ballerini signed a deal with Black River Entertainment at the age of 19. She released her debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” in late 2014, which debuted on the Country Airplay chart in October 2014. In November, Ballerini released a self-titled extended play for the label. In 2014, she was named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. Ballerini performed for the first time on February 14, 2015 at the Grand Ole Opry and sang “Love Me Like You Mean It”. Her debut album The First Time was released on May 19, 2015, through Black River. For the chart dated July 4, 2015, “Love Me Like You Mean It” , the album’s first single, reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, making her the first solo female country music artist to score a number one hit with her debut single since in 2006, Carrie Underwood did so with “Jesus, Take the Wheel”, and only the eleventh in history to achieve the feat. She also became only the fifth solo female country music artist to score back-to-back number one hits with her first two singles when “Dibs”, the second single from the album, reached the top of the Country Airplay chart. Ballerini became the first to do it since Jamie O’Neal in 2001.

On March 21, 2016, the album’s third single, “Peter Pan”, was released to country radio. in September “Peter Pan” reached number one on both the Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts, making Ballerini the first solo female country music artist to top both country music charts simultaneously. This achievement also made Ballerini the first solo female to send her first three singles to number one since Wynonna Judd accomplished the same feat in 1992. On October 10, 2016, the album’s fourth single, “Yeah Boy”, was released to country radio.

2017-present: Unapologetically and coaching The Voice

Kelsea Ballerini was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 – Music list at number two in early 2017. In 2017, She received two Academy of Country Music Award nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Peter Pan” Ballerini released “Legends” as the first single from her second studio album in June 2017. She released her second album, titled Unapologetically on November 3. On the Billboad Top Country Album Chart, the album debuted at number three and number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, making it her highest charting album on both charts. in March, the second single from the album, “I Hate Love Songs”, was released. Ballerini announced in September 2018, that she would be releasing a deluxe edition of the album with four new tracks. EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers released a song titled “This Feeling” featuring Ballerini on September 18, 2018. In the fall of 2018, she joined the fifteenth season of The Voice as the fifth coach. Ballerini coaches six contestants who did not get a chair turn during The Blinds, in a new round called The Comeback Stage. The Comeback Stage is a digital companion series to the show. The third and final single “Miss Me More” from Unapologetically, was released in October 2018. She also provided vocals on husband Morgan Evans’ song “Dance With Me” in October.

Kelsea Ballerini Tours

Unapologetically received a nomination for Best Country Album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in December 2018. In April 2019, Ballerini will embark on the Miss Me More Tour in support of the album.

Headlining

  • The First Time Tour (2016)
  • The Unapologetically Tour (2018)
  • The Miss Me More Tour (2019)

Supporting

  • Wheels Up Tour (2015) with Lady Antebellum
  • Just the Right Kind of Crazy Tour (2015) with Dan + Shay
  • Rhythm and Roots Tour (2016) with Rascal Flatts[106]
  • Home Team Tour (2017) with Thomas Rhett[107]
  • You Look Good World Tour (2017) with Lady Antebellum
  • Graffiti U World Tour (2018) with Keith Urban
  • Meaning of Life Tour (2019) with Kelly Clarkson

Kelsea Ballerini Albums

Title

Details

Peak chart positions

Certifications

Sales

US Country

US

US Indie

AUS

CAN

UK

The First Time

Release date: May 19, 2015
Label: Black River
Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl

4

31

4

33

RIAA: Gold

US: 306,700

Unapologetically

Release date: November 3, 2017
Label: Black River
Formats: CD, digital download

3

7

2

12

18

50

US: 129,900

“—” denotes a release that did not chart.

Kelsea Ballerini Extended Plays

Title

Details

Peak chart
positions

Sales

US Country

US Heat

Kelsea Ballerini

Release date: November 24, 2014
Label: Black River
Format: Digital download

40

12

US: 7,400

Kelsea Ballerini Singles

Year

Single

Peak chart positions

Certifications

Sales

Album

US Country

US Country Airplay

US

CAN Country

CAN

2014

“Love Me Like You Mean It”

5

1

45

3

61

RIAA: Platinum
MC: Gold

US: 596,000

The First Time

2015

“Dibs”

7

1

58

8

96

RIAA: Platinum

US: 457,000

2016

“Peter Pan”

1

1

35

4

75

RIAA: Platinum
MC: Gold

US: 672,000

“Yeah Boy”

9

3

65

2

RIAA: Gold

US: 195,000

2017

“Legends”

10

1

68

3

RIAA: Gold

US: 171,000

Unapologetically

2018

“I Hate Love Songs”

28

25

US: 94,000

“Miss Me More”

21

20

33

US: 83,000

“—” denotes a release that did not chart.

Kelsea Ballerini Guest Singles

Year

Single

Artist

Peak chart positions

Sales

Album

US

AUS

CAN

NZ

SWE

UK

2018

“This Feeling”

The Chainsmokers

50

17

39

25

38

63

US: 110,000

Sick Boy

Kelsea Ballerini Other Charted Songs

Year

Song

Peak chart positions

Album

US Country

2017

“Unapologetically”

32

Unapologetically

“High School”

28

Kelsea Ballerini Other Appearances

Title

Year

Artist

Album

“First Time Again”

2016

Jason Aldean

They Don’t Know

“Dance With Me”

2018

Morgan Evans

Things That We Drink To

Kelsea Ballerini Music Videos

Year

Video

Director

2014

“Love Me Like You Mean It” (acoustic)

Robert Chavers

2015

“Love Me Like You Mean It”

Kristin Barlowe

“Dibs”

Robert Chavers

2016

“Peter Pan”

Kristin Barlowe

“Yeah Boy”

2017

“Legends”

Jeff Venable

2018

“I Hate Love Songs”

Chris Hicky

“Miss Me More”

David McClister

“This Feeling” (with The Chainsmokers)

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Kelsea Ballerini Awards and Nominations

Year

Ceremony

Category / Nominated Work

Result

Ref.

2015

CMT Music Awards

Breakthrough Video of the Year
“Love Me Like You Mean It”

Country Music Association Awards

Female Vocalist of the Year

New Artist of the Year

American Music Awards

Favorite Country Female Artist

Billboard Women in Music

Rising Star

Won

2016

ACM Awards

New Female Vocalist of the Year

Won

Female Vocalist of the Year

Nominated

Teen Choice Awards

Choice Music: Country Artist

Nominated

Choice Music: Country Song
“Peter Pan”

Country Music Association Awards

Female Vocalist of the Year

Nominated

New Artist of the Year

American Music Awards

Favorite Country Female Artist

Nominated

2017

People’s Choice Awards

Favorite Country Female Artist

Nominated

Grammy Awards

Best New Artist

Nominated

Radio Disney Music Awards

Breakout Artist of the Year

Nominated

Country Favorite Artist

Won

Country Favorite Song
“Peter Pan”

Won

Best Crush Song
“Yeah Boy”

Nominated

Kids’ Choice Awards

Favorite New Artist

iHeartRadio Music Awards

Best New Artist

Nominated

Best New Country Artist

Won

ACM Awards

Female Vocalist of the Year

Nominated

Video of the Year
“Peter Pan”

Nominated

CMT Music Awards

Video of the Year
“Peter Pan”

Nominated

Female Video of the Year
“Peter Pan”

Nominated

CMT Performance of the Year
“You’re Still the One/Any Man of Mine/Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
with (Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott)

Nominated

ACM Awards

Gene Weed Milestone Award

Won

Teen Choice Awards

Choice Country Artist

Nominated

Country Music Association Awards

Female Vocalist of the Year

Nominated

2018

ACM Awards

Female Vocalist of the Year

Nominated

Video of the Year
“Legends”

Nominated

Radio Disney Music Awards

Country Favorite Artist

Won

Country Favorite Song
“Legends”

Nominated

Billboard Music Awards

Top Female Country Artist

Nominated

Country Music Association Awards

Female Vocalist of the Year

Nominated

2019

Grammy Awards

Best Country Album
“Unapologetically”

Pending

Television appearances

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2016

CMC Awards 2016

Herself/Co-host

Alongside Morgan Evans

2017–present

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock

Herself/Co-host

Alongside Thomas Rhett

2018/2019

The Voice

Herself

The Comeback Stage Coach

Hell’s Kitchen

Herself

VIP guest diner at the Red Team’s chef’s table; Episode: “Hot Potato”

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