The First Time is Kelsea Ballerini's debut studio album that was released on May 19, 2015 by Black River Entertainment.


  1. XO 2:54
  2. Peter Pan 3:20
  3. Love Me Like You Mean It 3:20
  4. Square Pegs 3:23
  5. The First Time 4:01
  6. Looking At Stars 3:18
  7. Sirens 3:27
  8. Secondhand Smoke 3:43
  9. Dibs 3:04
  10. Stilettos 3:26
  11. Yeah Boy 3:14
  12. Underage 3:13

Chart Performance[]

"The First Time" debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200 and number four on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with first week sales of 13,500.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on October 4, 2016. It has sold 306,700 copies in the US as of October 2017.

Chart Performance[]

""The First Time" was compared to the early works of Taylor Swift in a review by the British publication, Evening Standard, who also described the album as "country with a small c" and stated that due to its "strong melodies" has potential for "appeal across genres."

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote: "Despite such clear commercial intentions, the charming thing about The First Time is that it doesn't pander, never relying on either its shiny sound or cloying hooks. The songs and the overall feel are expert extensions of Ballerini's personality, one that's innocent but not naïve, one that's bright and hopeful but never cutesy."