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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has since become one of the most prominent mainstream recording artists in the music industry, setting and breaking several records throughout her career. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009.[2] She has won a vast array of awards, including seven Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards and eight American Music Awards, along with being nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

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 went on to become the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history, the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history and the best-selling country album of the last ten years. Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist. Released in 2007, her second album, Carnival Ride, had one of the biggest ever opening weeks by a female artist and earned Underwood two Grammy Awards. Her next two albums, 2009's Play On and 2012's Blown Away, were both their year's second best-selling release by a female artist. The former spawned the successful single "Cowboy Casanova" and the latter's single "Blown Away" won Underwood a Grammy Award. In 2014, she released her first compilation album. It spawned the crossover single "Something in the Water", which earned Underwood her seventh Grammy Award. With more than 65 million records sold globally, her tour revenues and a net worth estimated by Forbes at over $110 million, Underwood is the biggest American Idol earner of all time.

Recognized by Rolling Stone as the female vocalist of her generation in any genre and by Billboard as Country Music's reigning Queen, Underwood is the only solo country artist in the 2000s to have a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and the first and only country artist to ever debut at number one on the Hot 100, as "Inside Your Heaven" topped the chart in 2005. She is also the female country artist with the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, from 1991 to present, having 14 number one's and breaking her own Guinness Book record of ten. Some Hearts was named the No. 1 country album of the 2000s by Billboard and she was the top-ranked female artist on Billboard's Best Country Artists of the 2000s list. Time has listed Underwood as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.


Having her wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds Museum in New York City on October 22, 2008.
Picked Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine (Dec 2005).
Becoming the model for Hershey's Chocolate and sang the jingles for its products of Kit Kat and Almond Joy in 2005.
Chosen as the spokeperson for Skechers shoes in 2005.
Crowned the Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.
Serving as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame.
Writing for The Northeastern, the newspaper of NSU.
Named The Chart Topper by People magazine on December 20, 2007.
Included in People magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People" list in May 2008.
Named the "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in 2005 and again in 2007.
Ranked 7th in In Touch Magazine's poll of the Best Legs in Hollywood (January 2007).
Chosen the 3rd Country Music's Most Beautiful Woman in Country Weekly Magazine's poll released June 30, 2006.
Ranked 7th in Forbes.com's first-ever analysis of Top-Selling Famous Faces (October 2007).
Voted the Sexiest Female Musician in the so-called "What is Sexy?" list compiled by Victoria's Secret in April 2007.
Chosen as one of the Best-Mannered People of 2006 in a poll compiled by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States.
Joined the Oklahoma Library Association's "Read Y'all" literacy campaign and had posters featuring her distributed free to every academic, public, school and special library in the state (October 2006).
Inked a second deal as the face of sneaker purveyor Skechers, and thus will appear in magazine ads beginning June 2006.
Her album, "Some Hearts" (2005), has become the biggest debut of any country artists since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1990.
Has technically been the second country singer to have her single debuted on the top rank of Billboard Hot 100 after Lonestar, but the single "Inside Your Heaven" (2005) is considered to be more of a generic pop record than country.
Performed the national anthem,"The Star Spangled Banner," on the 2005 NBA Finals at Michigan's Palace of Auburn Hills.
Is a fan of football and supports the Dallas Cowboys in which her favorite player, Troy Aikman, formerly joined.
Her favorite film genre is horror and she loves the "Halloween" series with the 6th installment being her favorite.
Her diploma from NSU was presented by the Mayor of Checotah in 2005.
Is the third person in American Idol after Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken to never finish in the bottom three during the 2005 competition.
Was the second-highest graduate of the entire graduating class at Checotah High School in 2001.
Was called Dawg by Randy Jackson who is her most favorite Idol judge.
Is a vegetarian and made this known when she wore a T-shirt written "V is for Vegetarian" on an episode of "American Idol."
Has been a member of the National Honor Society and also Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority during her study at NSU.
Has a dog of Cocker Spaniel breed named Blondie.
Is the first and only Idol contestant of 2005 who was not born in a hospital.
Likes eating pizza and playing softball.
Has not had any formal training in singing.
Can play guitar, piano, and do yodel.
Her favorite singers are George Michael, Martina McBride, and Kelly Clarkson.
Carrie married Ottowa Senators hockey player, Mike Fisher, on July 10th, 2010 in a beautiful ceremony attended by family and friends. The couple say they are so blessed to have found each other.

 

Adult Hits

Before He Cheats
Cowboy Casanova
Undo It

Country

All American Girl
Don't Forget To Remember Me
Just A Dream
Last Name
So Small
Wasted
Blown Away
Good Girl
I Told You So
Mama's Song
Temporary Home
Two Black Cadillacs

Holiday

Do You Hear What I Hear

Rock

Little Toy Guns
See You Again
Something in the Water

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