Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.
Bolstered by the huge crossover success of the singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats", it became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen Sound Scan history and the best-selling country album of the last 14 years.
Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, was released on November 15, 2005, entering the Billboard charts with 315,000 copies sold, debuting at No. "Don't Forget to Remember Me", her fourth single, also proved successful, reaching No. Later that autumn, Underwood's third country single, On April 11, 2007, Underwood continued her streak of top Country singles with the release of "Wasted", which peaked at No.
1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, sold more than one million copies and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
is an American country singer, songwriter, and actress.
She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005.
I had reached a point in my life where I had to be practical and prepare for my future in the 'real world'".
It sold nearly one million copies and was certified gold by the RIAA and double platinum by the CRIA. Underwood's third single, "Some Hearts", was also released in October, but exclusively to pop radio.Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist. It had one of the biggest ever opening weeks by a female artist and earned Underwood two Grammy Awards.Her next album, 2009's Play On, was a commercial success led by the single "Cowboy Casanova".Billboard named Some Hearts the number-one country album of the 2000s and her as top female artist on their's Best Country Artists of the 2000s list.she has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and received numerous accolades including 7 Grammy Awards, 15 Billboard Music Awards, 12 ACM Awards, 12 American Music Awards, 8 CMA Awards and a Guinness World Record.Her fifth album, Storyteller (2015), made her the only country artist to have all first five studio albums reach either numbers one or two on the Billboard 200.