Kelsea Ballerini has claimed the #1 spot at country radio with her latest single, “Miss Me More,” the fiercely confident and empowering stand-out track from her sophomore album, Unapologetically.
The news originally broke Sunday, with one superfan even managing to record her reaction while waiting in a meet-and-greet line during CMA Fest.
According to the official press release from Sweet Talk Publicity, the firm that represents Ballerini, “Miss Me More” marks her “fifth career #1.” Ballerini is also the “first female artist with a chart-topping single in 15 months” when she previously reached number one with the lead Unapologetically track, “Legends.” That means the last female to get a #1 song in the last 15 months was only Ballerini.
Fellow country artist Luke Bryan predicted that Ballerini would hit #1 with “Miss Me More” and urged fans to call in to their local radio stations and request the song when he crashed her interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’ Dell backstage at last week’s CMT Awards.
Following the news that her song charted to #1, Ballerini took to various social media platforms, including Instagram to thank her fans for their support.
Ballerini’s latest career achievement comes fresh after her recent induction into the Grand Ole Opry as its youngest ever member.