Kelsea Nicole Ballerini（1993年9月12日出生）是美国乡村流行歌手和词曲作者。她从小就开始创作歌曲，并于2014年与Black River Entertainment签约，并于次年发行了首张录音室专辑《The First Time》。她的第二张录音室专辑《Unapologetically》在2017年紧随其后。芭蕾舞女演员的前两张专辑在Hot Country Songs和Country Airplay排行榜上占据了七首排行榜歌曲。从首张单曲“ Love Me Like You Mean It ”开始，她就获得了四首第一单曲。”，这使她成为自2006 年凯莉·安德伍德（Carrie Underwood）以来首位将首张单曲登上榜首的女艺人。其后是“ 迪布斯（Dibs） ”和“ 彼得潘（Peter Pan） ”。自Wynonna Judd以来，将她的前三张单曲排在榜首，而Ballerini的第四张单曲是《Legends》，她的第三张和第四张录音室专辑Kelsea和Ballerini均于2020年发行。
芭蕾舞女演员在流行音乐和乡村音乐领域都受到了艺术家的影响。最初受流行音乐的影响，巴雷里尼说：“我成长于前40名流行音乐。我不知道乡村音乐是什么，这很有趣，因为我在田纳西州的一个农场长大。” Ballerini列出了Britney Spears，Christina Aguilera和NSYNC这些影响她的早期艺术家。芭蕾舞女演员还引用了贾斯汀·比伯作为早期的流行音乐灵感。直到Ballerini听到Keith Urban的 “ 愚蠢男孩 ”她决定通过听Taylor Swift，Sugarland和Dixie Chicks的专辑来深入乡村音乐。她归功于Swift的同名首张录音室专辑，将她介绍给乡村音乐。芭蕾舞女演员也将Shania Twain视为自己最大的影响力。她还演唱了艾莉森·克劳斯（Alison Krauss）最初录制的歌曲，并在2018年的CMT年度艺术家奖中与克劳斯（Krauss）一起演唱了《鬼屋》。
Kelsea Nicole Ballerini (born September 12, 1993) is an American country pop singer and songwriter. 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 and fourth studio albums, Kelseaand Ballerini were both released in 2020.
Ballerini has been influenced by both artists in the pop music and country music field. Originally influenced by pop music, Ballerini states “I grew up on top 40 pop. I didn’t know what country music was, which is so funny because I grew up on a farm in East Tennessee.” Ballerini lists Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and NSYNC among these early artists influencing her. Ballerini also cites Justin Bieber as an early pop musical inspiration. It was not until Ballerini heard “Stupid Boy” by Keith Urban that she decided to delve deeper into country music by listening to albums by Taylor Swift, Sugarland, and Dixie Chicks. She credited Swift’s self-titled debut studio album for introducing her to country music. Ballerini also cites Shania Twain as her greatest influence. She has also performed songs originally recorded by Alison Krauss and sang “Ghost in This House” alongside Krauss at the CMT Artists of the Year Awards in 2018.
In March 2016, Ballerini began dating Australian country singer Morgan Evans. They became engaged on Christmas Day 2016 and were married on December 2, 2017, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
2015 – The First Time
2017 – Unapologetically (Deluxe Edition)
2020 – kelsea
2020 – ballerini