Carrie Underwood Makes History With ‘Storyteller’
Underwood's newest project has made her the only artist in the 51-year history of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart to have all of her first six albums debut at No. 1 on the chart. According to Nielsen Music, Storyteller sold 177,000 equivalent album units (traditional album sales, track equivalent sales and streaming equivalent albums combined), with pure sales over 164,000.
Storyteller debuted on Oct. 23 and had the highest-selling debut week by a female country artist in the past year -- and the album with the next-highest-selling debut week of the last year is Underwood's Greatest Hits: Decade #1 record. The latter is also Billboard's top-selling hits collection of this year.
From her debut album Some Hearts in 2005 to her most recent disc 10 years later, Underwood has been one of country's top women -- and this achievement proves it. Other country women who have had the most albums debut at No. 1 include Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, though they were not consecutive.
After the holidays are over, Underwood will kick off her 2016 Storyteller — Stories in the Round Tour. It's scheduled to run through the end of May and will be her first tour with baby Isaiah in tow.
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