Underwood is first country artist with 10 No. 1’s from first two albums

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 4:24pm
Staff Reports

She’s sold more than 10 million albums with her first two records, and now Carrie Underwood hits another milestone as her latest single, “I Told You So,” becomes her 10th single to top a key sales or airplay chart.

The accomplishment makes the four-time Grammy winner the first country artist in history ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles on the strength of their first two albums.

“I Told You So” is the fifth consecutive chart-topper from Carrie’s Carnival Ride album, which includes “Just a Dream” and three hits Carrie co-wrote: “So Small,” “All-American Girl,” and “Last Name.”

The newly crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year and three-time reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist accomplishes the rare feat of taking a former #1 song to the top of the country charts a second time — 21 years after Randy Travis first saw his composition hit the chart summit.

The most successful American Idol winner’s run of chart-toppers began with the instant success of “Inside Your Heaven,” which debuted atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in the summer of 2005. It was the first of five top spots from her debut, Some Hearts, with the others including the Grammy-winning “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats,” as well as “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” and “Wasted.”


1 Comment on this post:

By: SirKnight on 5/12/09 at 9:40

Congrats to Carrie!! She deserved all the success she has earned. As a perceived outsider, having earned a pop music talent contest with some seemingly dubious automatic passes to success, she has more than validated that she belongs to country music.

Just wish CP could find a more current photo! Very dated.