Superstar Carrie Underwood storms the charts this week as her latest single, “Blown Away,” claims the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase country airplay charts, giving the Checotah native her 16th No. 1 single, according to a news release.
“Blown Away,” the title-track off Underwood’s latest album, was certified platinum this week by the Recording Industry Association of American, becoming her 11th platinum or multiplatinum digital single to sell more than 1 million digital downloads.
The video for “Blown Away” has spent an impressive 10 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on GAC’s “Top 20 Countdown” show since its debut in August.
Underwood launched the North American portion of her third headline arena tour, “The Blown Away Tour,” last month to packed arenas. She will play Oklahoma shows Oct. 25 at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena and Nov. 21 at Tulsa’s BOK Center. For more information, go to www.chesapeakearena.com or www.bokcenter.com.
Look for my new interview with Underwood Friday here at BAM’s Blog, on NewsOK and in the Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
The 2005 “American Idol” winner is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 46th Annual CMA Awards, which will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Thursday, Nov. 1 on the ABC Television Network. She also will return to host the show with Brad Paisley for a fifth time this year.
“Blown Away” made history this spring by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making Underwood 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. “Blown Away” also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 list, making the Oklahoma native only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1.
“Blown Away” became country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010. “Good Girl,” her first single from “Blown Away,” also reached the No. 1 slot on both Billboard and Country Aircheck’s country airplay charts, was certified platinum for selling more than 1 million digital downloads, and the video set a new record with 14 weeks at No. 1 on CMT’s Top 20.
Since releasing “Some Hearts” in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 15 million albums with “Some Hearts,” 2007’s “Carnival Ride,” and 2009’s “Play On,” making her the best-selling “American Idol” in the U.S. She’s accumulated 16 No. 1 singles, seven 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. 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.