Carrie Underwood goes sextuple platinum
Friday, May 18, 2007
– Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" is RIAA-certified sextuple platinum for sales of six million copies. One of only two female country debuts ever to reach this milestone, "Some Hearts" ranks alongside Leann Rimes' "Blue" as the best-selling debut by a country female in RIAA history.
The disc was released Nov. 15, 2005, the disc includes the number 1 hits "Wasted," "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "Don't Forget to Remember Me" and "Before He Cheats".
With this week's SoundScan sales numbers, "Before He Cheats" also breaks new ground on the digital frontier, as release-to-date total sales are 1,228,511 downloads, making the song the best-selling digital country song in chart history.
"Some Hearts" is the best-selling, single-disc country album by a solo artist (male or female) in the last six years (since Tim McGraw's "Greatest Hits") and the best-selling, single-disc country album by any artist since the release of the Dixie Chicks' "Home" in August 2002.
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