Kelsea Ballerini had a very special 23rd birthday this weekend as she celebrated her third No.1 hit single with “Peter Pan.” Ballerini makes country music history with this milestone as she is the only female artist in country music at this time to hit #1 with three consecutive singles from a debut album.
As “Peter Pan” tops both the Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts, the hit single also lands at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. More history is made for Kelsea with this feat as she is the first woman to reach #1 on both Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and Country Airplay chart simultaneously. To say its a huge week for Ballerini is an understatement.
“Great Artist, Great Song, Great Team! As the CEO of Black River Entertainment, it is my honor to take time and celebrate as each of our companies grow,” said Gordon Kerr. “I am so proud of Black River Publishing, Black River Studios, Black River Records and of course, our amazing writer and recording artist, Kelsea Ballerini who is a part of them all. From the very beginning, we have understood that this just doesn’t happen by ourselves. Thank you to all of our industry partners, early believers, and country radio, who have come along side us on this incredible journey. To Mike Wilson and our fantastic promotion staff, thank you for working so hard to make dreams come true!”
Kelsea took to Instagram to share her excitement and express her thanks for this momentous occasion.
‘all it takes is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust’… …And two incredible cowriters (@forestglen & @jesseleemusic) and two passionate producers (@forestglen & @jason_massey) and a team/army of @black_river_entertainment, @_iconic_entertainment_, #FBMM @marbaloomktg, @sweettalkpr, @kristaroser, my band and crew, and my fans who fight to get my music heard every single day. Dearest country radio, thank you for being the pixie dust. We did it. It’s number one. We just made history, y’all. ✨ #PeterPan
Ballerini is currently out on the road with Rascal Flatts on their Rhythm & Roots Tour, and is set to headline her own tour, The First Time Tour, this fall.