Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and now books, as a New York Times bestselling author. All seven of her albums, including her Greatest Hits album, have been certified platinum or multi-platinum, and she has sold more than 64 million records worldwide. She has also recorded 27 #1 singles, 14 of which she co-wrote. She released her sixth studio album in 2018, Cry Pretty, marking the first time she has co-produced her own album. Cry Pretty has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, becoming her seventh Platinum or multi-Platinum album, including her Greatest Hits: Decade #1. The critically-acclaimed album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, cementing her place in history as the only woman to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre chart. The album was the best-selling all-genre female debut in 2018 and she continues to hold the record as RIAA’s #1 certified female artist for Digital Singles. Five singles from Cry Pretty have been certified by the RIAA, including the Platinum-certified “The Champion,” and the Gold-certified “Cry Pretty,” “Love Wins,” “Southbound,” and “Drinking Alone.” Additionally, the title track and lead single, co-written and co-produced by Carrie, topped the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries.
In 2019, Carrie celebrated her 11th anniversary as a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. She also packed arenas across North America with The Cry Pretty Tour 360, featuring an all-female line-up with Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, with sold-out shows including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Staples Center.
Underwood has won over 100 major awards including 7 GRAMMY® Awards, 14 ACM Awards including 2 for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice), 20 CMT Awards where she holds the record for the most award wins ever for the show, 7 CMA Awards, and 15 American Music Awards with her 7th win for Favorite Female Artist – Country and 6th win for Favorite Country Album for Cry Pretty, breaking the AMA record for Most Wins in the Favorite Country Album Category.