Today, Lindsay Ell has made history! Mark April 9th, 2018 on your calendars because Lindsay’s latest single “Criminal” has just hit the number one spot at Canadian country radio.
If you can believe it, this is the first time that a female solo artist from Canada has had a number 1 single since 2018. Let’s just take that in for a minute. A Canadian woman has not had a number 1 single at country radio in a decade… a DECADE!
The sheer craziness of that fact aside, it’s so great to see Lindsay’s name specifically on that chart. Lindsay Ell is so deserving of this. She has been working tirelessly, and is one of the hardest workers in the business.
Here’s what she had to say on Twitter this morning about her first #1 single.
As of this morning, I have my first #1 ever…on Canadian country radio. It’s the first time a solo female artist has had a number one since 2008. Thank you country radio…..thank you to all of you guys for never giving up on me. 🙏🏼Thank you #Canada!! 🇨🇦💙 #Grateful pic.twitter.com/crBqjLKKoZ
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) April 9, 2018
Twitter has been on fire all day! Lindsay has been receiving words of love and congratulations from her fans, peers, and other industry professionals.
Fellow female Canadian country singer Madeline Merlo showed her love:
— Madeline Merlo (@madelinemerlo) April 9, 2018
From National Music Director for Rogers Country Stations Amanda Kingsland:
This is the BEST! A maple leaf at the top of the chart (which is always exciting) but the name too! 10 yrs was way too long! You didn’t just break through that ceiling you shattered it! Here’s to more #1s for you AND all the talented Canadian females in country music! #criminal pic.twitter.com/PIrLdDQmMV
— Amanda (@Country1011AK) April 9, 2018
Dallas Smith even sent his congratulations, despite getting ready for his Grand Ole Opry debut.
Congrats Lindsay! https://t.co/i3uNjB8GQ1
— Dallas Smith (@dallassmith) April 9, 2018
Jenn Dalen, the Program Director at Real Country 95.5:
— Jenn Dalen (@Jenndalen) April 9, 2018
The Canadian female country artist Jessica Mitchell also sent her a congratulatory note.
i want to congratulate @lindsayell for kicking butt at the top of the charts this week. super proud of you girl, you’re right where you belong. 😘
— Jessica Mitchell (@jessicamitchell) April 9, 2018
There have been so many amazing people sending Lindsay Ell their best. When looking through all the responses from female artists, there’s a real sense of genuine celebration from these women. People are thanking her for really pushing the boundaries of the genre, and representing all the great Canadian women in this industry. It’s really Great to see so many women supporting other women! That doesn’t happen too often in the entertainment industry.
Listen to, and download “Criminal” by Lindsay Ell