Carrie Underwood’s 4th album, Blown Away, released on Tuesday is set to debut at No 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart next week. It’s her 3rd chart topper following 2009’1 Play On and 2007’s Carnival Ride. Her post-idol debut, 2005’s Some Hearts debuted and peaked at #2.
The new disc is predicted to sell around 275K according to industry sources. Some numbers from Billboard Magazine:
Blown Away is Underwood’s first album to be released outside of the always-busy fourth quarter, where sales are amplified as consumers are shopping for holiday gifts. Thus, it’s not a huge surprise to see how Blown Away‘s start is a bit less than that of her earlier albums. Play On launched with 318,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, Carnival Ride bowed with 527,000 and Some Hearts did 315,000.
Actually, I think Carrie’s projected numbers are solid considering the time of year she’s releasing. If the numbers hold up, I do believe congratulations are in order.