Lindsay Ell had a big week with her debut album, The Project, hitting No. 1 on the Neilsen Soundscan Current Country Albums chart.
The Boot reports that Ell is the second ever female to debut at No. 1 on the Current Country Albums chart in 2017. Ell expressed her gratitude in a press release:
“The Project is the record I’ve wanted to release since I was a little girl, but as an artist, sometimes it takes time to figure out what you want to say and how you want to say it. I’m so grateful to my entire team for standing by my side throughout the whole process. Every single fan that has come to my shows, stood in meet-and-greet lines and sang songs that they’ve learned through YouTube videos is what keeps me working so hard.
Having a No. 1-selling album is incredible, and I’m overwhelmed by the support. I’ve finally made a record that’s me, and I’m just happy fans are loving it as much as I do.”