Carrie Underwood tops the charts with new album
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Country princess Carrie Underwood’s new album blew away sales records this week, making her the second country artist in Billboard’s 47-year history to have her first four albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
“Blown Away” sold more than 257,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also making it No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart. The feat makes her the third country artist in history to debut three consecutive albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard Top 200.
The album also holds the No. 1 spot for digital sales, with more than 107,000 copies sold, making “Blown Away” country music’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010, her publicist confirmed.
The Checotah native lead single, “Good Girl,” was recently certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, with more than half a million digital singles sold. The tune is in the top 10 of national country music airplay/radio charts.
Underwood is also the top-selling “American Idol” winner in the United States, with more than 14 million albums sold since her 2004 win.
She’s also earned 14 No. 1 singles and is the first country artist in history and the only “American Idol” winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. She’s also won five Grammy awards.
Underwood will perform Nov. 21 at the BOK Center and Oct. 25 at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Carrie Underwood’s new album blew away sales records this week, making her the second country artist in Billboard’s 47-year history to have her first four albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.