Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. His musical universe is close to country and pop. She is the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in the United States in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, released in November 2005, is certified seven times platinum by the RIAA. It becomes the country album that sold fastest in the American album ranking (Nielsen SoundScan). Some Hearts contains three songs that have become # 1 in the US and Canadian rankings: Jesus, Take the Wheel, Wasted and Before He Cheats. Some Hearts sells over seven million copies and becomes the best selling for a debut album in the history of country music.
His second album, Carnival Ride, is released on October 23, 2007. It sells for three million copies in the United States and contains three hits: So Small, All-American Girl and Last Name. In two albums, the singer manages to sell ten million records.
His third album Play On was released on November 3, 2009. The first single of the album, Cowboy Casanova, was broadcast on country radio and Radio Disney France on September 14, 2009. The single reached the top spot on the country charts and made of Carrie Underwood the artist with the most TOP10 country (10) in solo women of the decade, followed by Faith Hill and Martina McBride with nine awards each>. Cowboy Casanova has sold more than 1 million copies, becoming his fifth Platinum-certified single. In May 2011, Carrie Underwood reached a total of twelve million album sales and became the best-selling American Idol artist in the United States, surpassing Kelly Clarkson. In contrast, Clarkson remains the best-selling American Idol artist in the world with more than 24.2 million albums compared to 16 million for Carrie Underwood >>>.
Carrie Marie Underwood is the daughter of Stephen and Carole Underwood. She was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and grew up on her parents' farm in a small rural town, Checotah, Oklahoma. She has two older sisters, Shanna Underwood Means and Stephanie Underwood Shelton. His father, Stephen, worked in a paper mill and his mother was a teacher. She began singing at the age of three for The Free Will Baptist Church. During her childhood, Carrie participated in various local events in Checotah as a singer. In 1996, she is negotiating for a contract with Capitol Records but negotiations abort when the record company changes direction.