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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Kelsea Ballerini Partners with Justice Press Release
Nashville, Tenn. (August 23, 2016) – Award-winning country star Kelsea Ballerini partnered with Justice™, the largest tween girl lifestyle brand retailer, to bring her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME to select stores nationwide. Known as the premier fashion destination for tween girls, ages 7-14, offering fashion apparel and accessories in over 950 stores throughout the United States and Canada alone. Ballerini’s music and positive persona is a perfect role model for the Justice shoppers.
As part of the partnership, the Black River Entertainment artist will perform live during The Concert at The Classicpresented by Justice at the 19th Annual New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in New Albany, Ohio. Ballerini joins the class A list of star-powered performers who previously performed on this stage, including Fifth Harmony (2014), Ariana Grande (2013), Demi Lovato (2008), the Jonas Brothers (2007), and more. For additional information about the New Albany Classic event and the Concert at The Classic, visit HERE.
In addition to the official RIAA certification of over 500,000 sales and streams in the U.S. alone, “Peter Pan” has surpassed 19 million streams on Spotify worldwide. Continuing her record-breaking streak, “Peter Pan” is Ballerini’s third single to be certified GOLD off her debut THE FIRST TIME following “Dibs” and PLATINUM-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It.”
Meanwhile, the cinematic “Peter Pan” music video, directed by Kristin Barlowe, is nearing 12 million views onVevo. Written by Ballerini, Jesse Lee, and Forest Glen Whitehead, the multifaceted song highlights Ballerini’s wise beyond her years maturity heard throughout THE FIRST TIME.
About Kelsea Ballerini: Kelsea Ballerini launched to stardom with two consecutive #1 smashes – PLATINUM-certified "Love Me Like You Mean It” and GOLD-certified follow-up “Dibs” – from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME. The Black River Entertainment recording artist is the first solo female artist in 15 years to hit #1 with her first two country singles and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, she has been named “The Country Sweetheart” in People Magazine’s elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio, touted by Billboard Magazine as “Country’s Next Queen,” praised by Rolling Stone as the “Nashville It Girl,” selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and recently wrapped co-hosting alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series “Greatest Hits.” The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut, including current GOLD-certified, Top 5-and-climbing hit single “Peter Pan.” Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini continues to rack up the accolades earning her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Having shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, Ballerini performed at the Country CMC Rocks Festival in Australia and is currently on Rascal Flatts' nationwide RHYTHM & ROOTS Tour.
About Justice Justice, a division of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ-ASNA), is the largest tween lifestyle specialty retailer in the world. Known as the premier destination for fashion-aware tweens, Justice provides the hottest fashion merchandise and accessories for tween girls, ages 7–14. Justice celebrates tween girls through an extraordinary experience of fashion and fun in an everything-for-her destination. Today, Justice operates over 950 stores throughout the United States and Canada, along with an international presence in Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and the Middle East. Visitshopjustice.com for store information and to shop online.