Carrie Underwood‘s new album, Cry Pretty, has debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart.
The collection is the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018, topping Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy (April 6, 2018). The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts with 265,654 equivalent album units, making Underwood the only woman in history to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
The critically-acclaimed album is the best-selling Country album debut of 2018, as well as the biggest Country album debut since August 7, 2015 (Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights) and the biggest female Country album debut since October 22, 2012 (Taylor Swift’s 2012 Red).
Cry Pretty’s debut week also marks the most first week streams by any female in Country music. This is Underwood’s seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, representing all of her first seven albums including her Greatest Hits: Decade #1.
Check out the Billboard article here.
NPR declares that Cry Pretty “pushes her creative boundaries and leans into modern R&B, while retaining the Oklahoma singer-songwriter’s country roots” and “Underwood’s voice owns pretty much anything it touches.”
Rolling Stone lauds Underwood as “Arena country’s mightiest voice, as Cry Pretty reaffirms.”
Entertainment Weekly has called the album “Her most emotionally accessible work to date.”
Underwood was recently featured in a profile on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen Show. She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 20 and performed at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Nominated as Favorite Female Artist – Country.
Carrie will perform at the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9 following her promotional tour in Australia, which will include her only full concert appearance at the iconic Deni Ute Muster festival which runs September 28th -29th.
Cry Pretty is Underwood’s first release on Capitol Records Nashville and her first time co-producing alongside David Garcia. She co-wrote nine of the songs on the album including her current single, “Love Wins,” with David Garcia and Brett James. She recently released the official music video for “Love Wins,” which was directed by Shane Drake. View HERE.
Underwood returns in the American fall for her sixth season as the voice of prime time television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football. This November, she and Brad Paisley will co-host the CMA Awards for the 11th consecutive year.
In spring 2019, Underwood will launch a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360.
All this and the arrival of a new baby next year - she's not busy at all!