Kelsea Ballerini is once again in familiar territory.
The Tennessee native scored her fourth career No. 1 single as “Legends” ascended to the top spot on the Mediabase chart, following previous No. 1 singles “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan.”
“Legends” is the lead single from Kelsea’s sophomore album, Unapologetically, which dropped in November 2017. Kelsea co-penned the tune with Hillary Lindsey and Forest Glen Whitehead.
“It’s the first single from the second record, so it’s super intimidating,” says Kelsea to NCD. “It’s definitely a song that isn’t like Dibs and isn’t like “Yeah Boy.’ It’s a little different for me and a little more grown-up. And it’s a mid-tempo story-song. It was just important for us to put out something that was a little bit different, a little more mature, so I’m really proud of it.”
As far as Kelsea’s next single, she’s got 11 more songs on Unapologetically to pick from.
“I think it’s just reassuring [getting the No. 1],” says Kelsea. “And it also gives us confidence looking forward to whatever is next—we can take a risk, we can try different things and see what works.”
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