Carrie Underwood Music Career 2005-2012

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  • Wins American Idol

    Wins American Idol
    On May 5, Underwood was announced the winner of the fourth season of American Idol.
  • Inside Your Heaven

    Inside Your Heaven
    "Inside Your Heaven", Underwood's first single, was released in June, debuting at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Singles Chart. It was the longest running single of 2005 in Canada.
  • Some Hearts

    Some Hearts
    Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, was released in November 2005, entering the Billboard charts with 315,000 copies sold, debuting at number one on the Hot Country Albums and at number two on the Hot 200 Albums.
  • 2005 Billboard Music Awards

    2005 Billboard Music Awards
    At the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, her hit song "Inside Your Heaven" won the coveted Top-Selling Hot 100 Song of the Year award and also Top-Selling Country Single of the Year award, and she won Country Single Sales Artist of the Year.
  • Oklahoman of the Year

    Oklahoman of the Year
    In December 2005, Underwood was named Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today.
  • World's Best Selling New Artist- 2006

    World's Best Selling New Artist- 2006
    She was nominated for "World's Best Selling New Artist" at the 2006 World Music Awards. At the 2007 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 16, Underwood's "Before He Cheats" won three awards, including Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Video Director of the Year. Underwood won two awards at the 2007 CMA Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year, for the second consecutive time, and Single Record of the Year, for "Before He Cheats".
  • Best selling album in the U.S

    Best selling album in the U.S
    Underwood's album Some Hearts was the best-selling album in the United States in 2006.
  • Carrie Underwood Live 2006

    Carrie Underwood Live 2006
    Underwood started her first headlined tour, Carrie Underwood: Live 2006, with dates across North America.
  • 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards

    2006 Academy of Country Music Awards
    At the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards, she won Top New Female Vocalist and Single of the Year, for "Jesus, Take the Wheel".
  • 2006 CMT Awards

    2006 CMT Awards
    At the 2006 CMT Awards, Underwood won both the Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for "Jesus, Take The Wheel". She later won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the American Music Awards, and was also nominated for Favorite Female Country Artist.
  • Oprah Winfrey Show

    Oprah Winfrey Show
    In December 2006, Underwood joined Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé and Josh Groban to sing "For Once In My Life" on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Also that month, she paid tribute to Dolly Parton, by singing "Islands in the Stream" with Kenny Rogers (originally by Parton and Rogers) at the Kennedy Center Honors, which honored Parton that year. Underwood performed with the USO Christmas Tour in Iraq during the 2006 Holiday season.
  • Wasted at number one on the Hot Country Songs Chart

    Wasted at number one on the Hot Country Songs Chart
    On April 11, 2007, Underwood continued her streak of top Country singles with the release of "Wasted", which peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs Chart, sold nearly one million copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
  • Before He Cheats wins three awards!

    Before He Cheats wins three awards!
    At the 2007 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 16, Underwood's "Before He Cheats" won three awards, including Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Video Director of the Year.
  • Second album- Carnival Ride

    Second album- Carnival Ride
    Her second album, Carnival Ride, was released on October 23, 2007. It has been certified triple Platinum by the RIAA and produced four consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
  • Best selling country album

    Best selling country album
    Underwood's album Some Hearts was announced the best-selling country album in the United States of 2006 and 2007.
  • Academy of Country Music Awards

    Academy of Country Music Awards
    At the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2007, Underwood won Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year.
  • 49th Grammy Awards

    49th Grammy Awards
    In 2007, at the 49th Grammy Awards, Some Hearts received four Grammy nominations and Underwood won her first two Grammy Awards: Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Jesus, Take the Wheel. She sang the Eagles song "Life in the Fast Lane" alongside Grammy nominees Rascal Flatts. She also sang the Eagles' "Desperado" to honour Don Henley of The Eagles. She also paid tribute to Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys by performing "New San Antonio Rose".
  • Victoria Secret named Underwood the Sexiest Female Musician

    Victoria Secret named Underwood the Sexiest Female Musician
    Also in 2007, Victoria's Secret named Underwood the Sexiest Female Musician.
  • Some Hearts- Certified seven-times Platinum

    Some Hearts- Certified seven-times Platinum
    Some Hearts has since been certified seven-times Platinum by the RIAA, and is the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the SoundScan era, The best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, as of February 2008, And the best-selling album by an American Idol alumni in the U.S.
  • Jesus Take the Wheel- certified Platinum

    Jesus Take the Wheel- certified Platinum
    On August 2008, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was reported to have been certified Platinum.
  • Patinum Mastertone

    Patinum Mastertone
    On August 2008, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was reported to have been certified Platinum, making Underwood the first country artist ever to have two songs hit Platinum Mastertone status together with "Before He Cheats", which has been certified earlier in 2007.
  • Became a member of the Grand Ole Opry

    Became a member of the Grand Ole Opry
    Underwood was inducted into and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.
  • 50th Grammy Awards

    50th Grammy Awards
    At the 50th Grammy Awards, in 2008, Underwood was nominated for two more Grammys: Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Before He Cheats" and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for "Oh, Love" a duet with Brad Paisley. She won one Grammy Award that night, for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and performed the song at the ceremony.
  • Album Play On produced three number onehits on Billboard Hot Country Songs

    Album Play On produced three number onehits on Billboard Hot Country Songs
    Underwood released her third album, Play On, on November 3, 2009. It has been certified double Platinum by the RIAA and has produced three consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. As of May 16, 2011,
  • Back to back Academy of Country Music Awards- Entertainer of the Year

    Back to back Academy of Country Music Awards- Entertainer of the Year
    She is the first female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009/10).
  • Oklahoma Hall of Fame

    Oklahoma Hall of Fame
    Underwood was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • American Idol Top Earner

    American Idol Top Earner
    Underwood became the American Idol Top Earner in the United States, selling so far more than 13 million album copies and over 22.5 million digital tracks along with amassing over $66 million in tour revenues, since winning season four.
  • Rolling Stone ranked Underwood number 11 Queen of Pop

    Rolling Stone ranked Underwood number 11 Queen of Pop
    In June 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Underwood as the number eleven Queen of Pop, based on a lot of criteria from 2009 until 2011.
  • Billboard describes Underwood as Country Music's reigning Queen

    Billboard describes Underwood as Country Music's reigning Queen
    Billboard, in a cover tagline, described Underwood Country Music's reigning Queen in 2012.
  • Fourth album- Blown Away

    Fourth album- Blown Away
    Underwood's fourth album, Blown Away, released on May 1, 2012, has already been certified Platinum by the RIAA and delivered two number one hits on Billboard's Country charts.
  • Underwood sold over 25 million singles and more than 15 million albums

    Underwood sold over 25 million singles and more than 15 million albums
    As of July 2012, Underwood has sold over 25 million singles and more than 15 million albums worldwide.
  • Third album- Play On

    Third album- Play On
    Underwood released her third album, Play On, on November 3, 2009. It has been certified double Platinum by the RIAA.
  • 2006 Billboard Music Awards

    2006 Billboard Music Awards
    She won 5 awards at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, including the coveted Album of the Year, Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, Female Country Artist, New Country Artist, and Country Album of the Year. Also that year, Underwood won a Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award for Country Recorded Song of the Year, for "Jesus, Take The Wheel".
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    Carrie Underwood Music Career 2005-2012