Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride” Debuts at #1

Congratulations to Carrie Underwood. Her sophomore album, “Carnival Ride” debuts at #1 this week on the Billboard 200, with sales of 527K.   It’s her first #1 on the Billboard 200.

More from Billboard Chart Alert:

  • Her [Carrie’s] first set, 2005’s “Some Hearts, ” debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on Top Country Albums with 315, 000. This week, the album sits at Nos. 60 and 13 on those charts, respectively. “Some Hearts” remains 2007’s top selling country album, with 1.3 million sold this year.
  • Underwood’s 527, 000 opener for “Ride” is the best sales week for a female solo country artist since Shania Twain’s “Greatest Hits” started with 530, 000 in November 2004. In terms of all women, Underwood’s bow is the best since Beyonce’s “B’Day” blew in with 541, 000 in September 2006.
  • Underwood’s current single, “So Small, ” rises into the top three on Hot Country Songs, giving the artist her fifth top three single … Meanwhile, the singles from “Some Hearts” just won’t die. On the Adult Contemporary chart, “Before He Cheats” is bulleted at No. 8, where it has been lodged in the top 10 for the past 19 weeks.

Check out Kirsten’s Idol Sales News for more chart news!

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