May 9, 2012
Underwood’s Album Makes Best First Week Country Showing of 2012
Blown Away Becomes Country’s Best-Selling Digital Album Debut Since 2010
Underwood Achieves 4th Consecutive No. 1 Billboard Country Album & 3rd Consecutive No. 1 Billboard Top 200 Chart Debuts
Superstar Carrie Underwood’s fourth album, Blown Away, makes history today by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart making her only the second country artist in the 47 year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. With more than 267,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Blown Away debuts at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1.
In addition to holding the No. 1 spot on both the country and all-genre album sales charts, Blown Away also holds the No. 1 spot in digital sales, with more than 107,000 copies sold, making Blown Away country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010.
“Good Girl,” the lead single from Blown Away, was just certified GOLD by the RIAA for sales of more than 500,000 digital singles. The song is currently Top 10 and climbing on the country airplay charts.
Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On making her the best selling American Idol in the US. She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
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