Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ Album Certified Platinum!

Congrats to Carrie Underwood, whose Blown Away album has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Read the press release and check out how Carrie made Billboard history this week, after the jump!

via Sony Nashville

Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Album Certified Platinum And Returns To No. 1, Marking 6 Cumulative Weeks At The Summit Of Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart!

2012 CMA Female Vocalist Nominee Makes Billboard History As “Blown Away” Continues To Soar, Becoming Her 16th Top 10 Single!

Nashville, TN – Superstar Carrie Underwood’s fourth album Blown Away has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and returns to the No. 1 spot this week, marking six cumulative weeks at the summit of Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Earlier this week the nominations were announced for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” and Carrie earned her seventh Female Vocalist nomination.

Underwood has received five CMA Awards in her career, including three consecutive wins as Female Vocalist (2006, 2007, 2008), as well as Single of the Year (2007 for “Before He Cheats”), and the Horizon Award (2006).

Carrie and Brad Paisley will return to host “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” for a fifth time in 2012. “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Blown Away’s second single and title track entered the Top 10 this week as it continues to climb the Billboard country airplay chart. This marks Underwood’s 16th single to reach the Top 10, which according to Billboard is a record among women in the tally’s 68-year history.

On September 14, Carrie will launch the North American portion of her third headline arena tour, “The Blown Away Tour,” in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Blown Away made history this spring by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart making Carrie only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. Blown Away also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. Blown Away became country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010. “Good Girl,” her first single from Blown Away, has already achieved the No. 1 slot on both Billboard and Country Aircheck’s country airplay charts and became her 15th No. 1 single.

Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 15 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On making her the best-selling American Idol in the U.S. She’s accumulated 15 No. 1 singles, seven of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.

This week, Blown Away returned to the t10 of the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart with a +85% increase to 28k sales, bringing its US sales total to 749k. HDD is currently predicting another week in the t10 for Blown Away with another 24-27k in sales.

Though one million US scanned copies may be a little way off for Blown Away, Carrie’s albums have traditionally showed long legs, her current single “Blown Away” (only the 2nd single off the album) has more than stabilized album sales, and Carrie’s got good promo coming up including CMA Fest: Country’s Night To Rock airing on ABC on 9/17 from 8 PM to 11 PM Eastern, VH1: Behind The Music premiering on 9/30, VH1 Unplugged premiering 10/2, and the CMA Awards themselves on November 1. Carrie’s previous 3 albums have all sold multi-platinum.

Itunes has the Blown Away album on sale for $6.99 for a few more hours. Download it HERE.
Amazon has gotten in on the sale action and is also selling Blown Away for $6.99! Download it HERE.

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  • Lexie O’Neill

    Congrats to Carrie!!

  • vdawg

    Yay for Carrie,  Blown Away is a wonderful album, maybe her best yet.

  • DoesMonaKnow

    Just bought Blown Away yesterday!

  • elliegrll

    Congratulations to Carrie on both of those accomplishments.

  • jlscott13

    Hehe. This couldn’t have come at a better time. After the CMA snub, her album is back on top. Take that voters!!! :)

  • Caro3278sweet

    She deserves this. It’s a very good album.

  • Wentworth1978

    Congrats to Carrie. 

  • windmills

    jlscott13: Hehe. This couldn’t have come at a better time. After the CMA snub, her album is back on top. Take that voters!!! :)

    Seeing as the label had to apply for the certification in advance, I believe the plan all along was to announce this to coincide with CMA nominations. The idea is to create this perfect storm of good news: BA the album’s back at #1 country and back in the t10 all genre, BA the song made history by making BB t10 at country radio this week, Carrie’s CMA nominated, and the album’s certified platinum. That good buzz can generate more.

    IMO this is an indication Sony Nashville was hoping for an Album Of The Year nomination for BA though Carrie’s Female Vocalist nomination serves the purpose too.

  • Eileen99

    Great news!

  • jlscott13

    It just makes the CMA voters seem much more idiotic, imo.

  • fantoo1

    I think the Holiday season will help her approach 2x platinum.

  • DB987

    Congrats to Carrie it is a quite amazing feat to have  reached all those accomplishments in her realitively young career.

  • Cherry Lillyfield

    Great for Carrie!  She deserves all her success! LOVE HER

  • standtotheright

    Smart of Underwood’s team. And she’ll most likely get there in sales eventually, since there hasn’t even been a third single yet.

    That said, I think the RIAA should have to change their certification requirements so that scanned sales are within 100,000 copies of the certification level. There aren’t that many active mail-order clubs any more.

  • Amir Hazwan ?

    Congrats Carrie! Well deserved success

  • trekwars1

    Carrie didn’t get a CMA snub for album of the year
    because she was not eligable, her album has only been out for 5 months. thats
    not even half a year.

  • torin

    Like they say the cream rises to the top, so does she. Her accomplishments are astounding and for CMA to not recognize that is just a slap in their own face because lets face it, Carrie will gain more from it, as she is already with her Platinum certification. Nice!! Hopefully the FVOTY award will go to her, which IMO she should have sealed in the bag.

  • torin

    Windmills, I think you may be right here. I think next year will be the true tell all of how her CD will do. Given the fact that her Tour is starting this month and the CD will then be a year old, I think next year will prove to be her year and the welcome back for awards. Someone like Carrie in the industry just cant be over looked for to long. Her music, fans, voice, etc are unstoppable.

  • vdawg

    Blown Away was eligible since the last date for eligiblity was June 30 and her album came out first week in May.  So voters did not vote until maybe end of July or August. But this week she has #1 country album again and cma voters look like fools. 

  • Keyera Mullins

    And she only has one CMA nomination…