Carrie Marie Underwood (Muskogee, Oklahoma, 10 March 1983) is an American country pop singer. Rose to fame by winning the 4th season of the popular talent contest American American Idol. Their albums have been classified multi-platinum, was honored with five awards Grammy, was introduced in 2009 at the Grand Ole Opry, and was named by the ACM (Academy of Country Music Awards) artist of the year.
Some Hearts debut album has been certified seven times Platinum and is the 2nd best debut album country history according to Nielsen SoundScan, just behind of Taylor Swift and her album Speak Now; It is the album that more sales records in comparison with other female interpreters history country music. The album had three number one on the Billboard Country Charts United States and Canada: “Jesus Take The Wheel”, “Wasted” and their biggest success so far “Before He track”, and his hits # 2 “Dont Forget to Remember me” which reached number 1 on radio & Records country chart.
“Carnival Ride, the album was released on October 23, 2007 and has sold to date 3.5 million copies and won four numbers on Billboard Hot Country Songs,”So Small”,”All-American Girl”,”Last Name”, and Just A Dream” and # 2 success “I Told You So” which reached # 1 on the radio & Records country Chart.
His most recent album is called ‘Play On’ and went on sale on November 3, 2009 and the first single was Cowboy Casanova, which reached # 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs. The second, foi “Temporary Home”, which also reached # 1 on the Hot Country Songs. “Undo it”, the third single, also reached # 1.
Underwood sang The Star-Spangled Banner in the Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Florida, 7 February 2010.
Carrie Underwood has sold more than 12 million albums in the United States and over 20 million albums and singles worldwide.
Grew up in a town Checotah, Oklahoma, daughter of Stephen and Carole Underwood, farmer and graduated in 2001 from Checotah High School. Underwood attended Northeastern State University, where she graduated in communications. The musical influences of Underwood ranging from pop to country; music commented auditions for American Idol that his favorite singer is Martina McBride.
In the summer 2004 Carrie Underwood auditioned for American Idol in St. Louis. During the Top 11 Carrie interpret the song by Heart, alone the judge Simon Cowell, said not only foresaw that Carrie would win, but that it would sell more albums than any other American Idol. Carrie is one of the six people who were never in recent places next to Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, and the successful David Archuleta. During the weeks of competition the producers said Carrie led calls from the public that made her a favorite to win the competition. I may 25, 2005 Ryan Seacrest to Carrie Underwood declared the winner of the fourth season of American Idol.
Some Hearts (2005)
The album was released on November 15, 2005, and debuted at # 2 on the Billboard 200 in the US, behind “Confessions On A Dance Floor” Madonna, selling more than 315,000 units in its first week. To date, the album sold more than 7,600,000 units only in United States, being certified seventh Platinum by the RIAA. In addition, sold more than 500,000 units in Canada, being certified triple platinum in that country.
The album boasts 6 singles:
The first was “Inside Your Heaven”, which was the subject of their promotion as the new winner of the program “American Idol”, released on June 11, 2005. Debuted at # 1 POP 100 of the Billboard’s HOT 100. He has sold more than 796,000 copies, and was certified gold by the RIAA.
The second was “J esus, Take The Wheel”. This theme was released on October 3, 2005, and was the first single from Carrie Underwood to reach the # 1 position of the Hot Country Songs the chart, while preserving it for 6 weeks. He has sold more units in United States 1,180,000, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. It was the first single from this singer to have video.
The third was “Some Hearts”. This song was released on October 29 in pop radio stations and adults, almost at the same time that “Jesus Take The Wheel” was released to country music radio stations.
The fourth was “Don’t Forget To Remember Me”. This theme was released on March 13, 2006. Peaked at # 2 on the Hot Country Songs of the chart, and was the second single from singer to have video.
The fifth was “Before I track”. This song was released on August 19, 2006. Of being carried out officially, item was positioned for 20 weeks in the country music charts. When conducted formally, peaked at # 1 on the Hot Country Songs, holding place for 5 weeks. He has sold more than 2,570,000 United States units being certified double platinum by the RIAA. It is the second single from a winner of “American Idol” best-selling (behind of “No Air” Jordin Sparks to Chris Brown) and the single biggest-selling country history music.
The sixth single was “Wasted”. This topic was made on February 6, 2007. Reached # 1 on the Hot Country Songs, preserving this place for 2 weeks. He has sold more than 600,000 units, being certified gold by the RIAA.
Carnival Ride (2007)
The second disc of Carrie Underwood was released October 23, 2007 in United States. Debuted at # 1 on the Billboard 200, by having more than 527,000 units sold in its first week, getting an instant gold. To date, has sold more than 2,580,000 United States, being certified double platinum by the RIAA.
The disk has 4 singles, which all have video clip:
The first was “So Small”. Released August 28, 2007, and reached # 1 in the Hot Country Songs the chart, staying there for 3 weeks. He has sold more than 700,000 units, and was certified gold by the RIAA.
The second was “all-American Girl”. Released December 17, 2007, and reached # 1 in the Hot Country Songs the chart, staying there for 2 weeks. He has sold more than 844,000 copies in United States, but despite that still has not been certified by the RIAA.
The third was “Last Name”. It was released on April 7, 2008, and reached # 1 in the Hot Country Songs the chart, and this is the only song Carrie Underwood in only retain that position for a week. He has sold over 581,000 copies in United States, but despite that still has not been certified by the RIAA. Thanks to this song, Carrie received two nominations for two awards: in the category “Best Country song” in the “people’s Choice Awards”, and in the category “Best Performance female country” in the “Grammy Awards”.
The fourth was “Just A Dream”. It was released on July 21, 2008, and reached # 1 on the Hot Country Songs, preserving this place for 2 weeks. He has sold approximately 516,000 copies in United States, but despite that still has not been certified by the RIAA. It is the current single disk. In his co-host alongside singer Brad Paisley of the CMA Awards of the year 2008, Carrie played this topic was introduced by Mrs Leslie Ponder, who is a widow whose husband died of the current war in Afghanistan.
Play On (2009)
Their third Studio album, was released on November 3 at United States by Arista Nashville label. The album has thirteen songs, but version: iTunes Bonus Track for United States and Canada features the bonus track “O Holy Night”. The first singles were “Cowboy Casanova” and “Temporary Home”, and reached # 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs. “Undo It”, the third single, also peaked at # 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs.
10 July 2010, Carrie married Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators.