There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled “Number Ones” or “1s” or some variation thereof, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, George Strait and Diana Ross & the Supremes. She’s not quite ready to follow suit, but she’s working on it: Carrie Underwood collects her seventh No. 1 as “Just a Dream” (19/Arista) advances 3-1 on Hot Country Songs.
“Just a Dream” is the fourth single from Underwood’s sophomore album, “Carnival Ride.” All four singles, including “So Small, ” “All-American Girl” and “Last Name, ” have achieved pole position. That makes Underwood the first solo female artist to pull four No. 1s from one album since Shania Twain did it in 1995-1996 with a quartet of tracks from “The Woman In Me.”
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New Video: Clay Aiken’s Words for Jennifer Hudson
In a recent interview with ET’s Jann Carl, “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken opened up on Jennifer Hudson’s recent family tragedy.
“There’s no words that you can find to give somebody like that. I don’t even know where to begin, I’ve been upset by this myself, ” Clay said
Clay also knows that the Hudson family loss has been felt all over the country. “I know the whole country’s thoughts and prayers are with her and her entire extend family … and anyone who was touched by her mother, or her brother, or her nephew.”
Tip Your Idol: David Cook
The newest American Idol has no clue how to make a cosmo. …Let see ¦ that vodka, right? asks David Cook, scanning the dozen or so liquor bottles arrayed in front of him. …And grapefruit juice? Or is that a sea breeze? It not cranberry ¦ Stumped, he scratches his stubbled chin and looks up at the girl across the bar. …Sorry, sweetheart. Can I get you a Bud Light instead?
Kellie Pickler Goes Deep
Kellie Pickler has a place among the most attractive people in contemporary country music, and when you throw her musical successes into the mix, it difficult to picture her having issues with self-esteem.
Nevertheless, she has indeed had times when she struggled to appreciate her own worth, which provides a sincere depth to her current single.
“The first time people hear ‘Dont You Know Youre Beautiful, ‘ they always think Im singing about outer beauty, ” Kellie told Fox News. “But its so much more deep than that.”
Carrie Underwood at NMSU after Austin
Carrie Underwood has been known to dress up as everything from doctors to astronauts in videos and on TV commercials.
So what did the hottest female singer in country music plan to be for her Halloween night concert in Austin?
“I’ll dress up as a country singer this Halloween, ” the 25-year-old Oklahoma native said in a telephone interview before any confectionary tricking or treating took place in the Texas capital.
More than 1 million fans turn out for Carrie Underwood …Carnival Ride Tour
More than 1 millon fans have turned out to see Carrie Underwood perform dates on her …Carnival Ride Tour so far this year.
By the end of 2008, the Oklahoma native will have performed 137 live concerts, not counting her many Grand Ole Opry and television performances. The current fall leg of her tour has included Wednesday top-notch sold-out show in her home state at Tulsa BOK Center, a sold-out run of five shows in Canada earlier this month, and many other sell-outs across the United States.
11/7: Carrie Underwoood
Singer Carrie Underwood tries to be modest about her success since winning American Idol in 2005, but there is no denying that she has the total package of talent, looks, attitude and songs needed to become a crossover superstar like Shania Twain.
Despite selling nearly 11 million albums in her short post-Idol career, Underwood makes a believable case that she is not obsessed with entering the orbit of Twain, who used sexy looks, sassy attitude and a slick country-pop sound to go global in the mid-’90s.
Carrie Underwood’s voice was in fine form at Nokia concert, but she’s still finding her emotional groove
Emotionally, she’s still more connected to upbeat numbers and has trouble dialing down the twinkle even when the lyrics dictate sorrow rather than sassiness. Early in the concert, she grinned all the way through “Wasted, ” a heartbreaker about regret that Lee Ann Womack or Martina McBride would have used to twist your heart into knots.
Ms. Underwood certainly pleased the fashionistas in attendance, decked out in a sparkly top and stiletto boots, then a frothy periwinkle ball gown that ‘ poof! ‘ turned into a sexy little mini, and finally a leather vest, peach camisole and skintight jeans.
Katharine McPhee: Keepin Fit
Working hard to keep her fine figure, Katharine McPhee was spotted out at the gym in West Hollywood for a workout on Thursday (October 30).
Wearing all-white gym duds, the American Idol singing sensation finished up only to head outside for a quick game of hide and seek with funny man Orlando Jones, who was also out hitting the weights.
Julianne Hough To Sing On ‘dancing With The Stars’
Julianne Hough is wasting no time getting back to Dancing With The Stars after surgery to remove her appendix. But when she returns on November 11th, she told us she’ll be focusing on her “other” career: I’m actually gonna be performing on Dancing With The Star in the next week or so. So I’m gonna be singing my new single ‘My Hallelujah Song. I’m excited about that. Should be good.
Julianne’s tour mate Brad Paisley will also be on Dancing With The Stars that night.