Country star Carrie Underwood made chart history after her new album Cry Pretty debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, making her the first female country artist to score four No. 1 albums.
Following its release on 14 September, the album debuted at both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts and scored Underwood the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018, topping Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy (6 April 2018).
Cry Pretty is also now the No. 1 album in over 20 countries, and the biggest selling country debut since Luke Bryan released his album Kill The Lights on 7 August 2015 and the biggest female country debut since Taylor Swift’s Red in 2012.
Underwood has now overtaken Paul McCartney’s recent solo venture Egypt Station and Eminem’s surprise album Kamikaze on the Billboard 200. The album’s debut week also broke streaming records, receiving the most first week streams by any female artist in country music.
This Grammy winner is no stranger to chart success. Cry Pretty marks her seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. The country crooner is busier than ever, having recently performed at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend, and an impromptu performance of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s famous duet ‘Islands In The Stream’ with Jimmy Fallon after filming The Tonight Show in New York’s Central Park.
For her first album since signing with Capitol Nashville, Underwood took on more of the creative duties for the album, serving as co-producer and co-writing nine of the songs on the album, including the titular breakout hit ‘Cry Pretty’.
She’s also announced a new tour to promote the album, The Cry Pretty 360 Tour, which kicks off spring 2019 and recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on 20 September.
Visit her official artist page to buy tickets and view tour details