Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
Some Hearts is the debut album from country singer Carrie Underwood, released in the United States on November 15, 2005 by Arista Nashville. The album contains the number one singles ”Jesus, Take the Wheel”, ”Don’t Forget to Remember Me”, ”Wasted”, and ”Before He Cheats”. The North American version contains the Billboard Hot 100number one single, ”Inside Your Heaven,” as a bonus track.
Bolstered by the success of its singles, Some Hearts became the best-selling album of 2006 in all genres in the United States. The album was also the best-selling country album in the United States of both 2006 and 2007, making Underwood the first female artist in Billboard history to earn back-to-back honors for Top Country Album. Additionally, it was the best-selling female country album of 2005, 2006 and 2007. Some Hearts has since been certified seven times Platinum by the RIAA, and is the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of theSoundScan era, the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the best-selling Country album of the last 10 years, and the best-selling album by an American Idol alumni in the U.S.
It was listed as one of the 100 Best Selling Albums of All Time by the RIAA in 2009. Some Hearts has since sold over 7.45 million copies in the U.S. and over nine million worldwide. In December 2009, Billboard announced that the album was the biggest-selling country album of the decade, as well as the fourteenth biggest-selling album of any genre.
The album and its songs were well received by the critics. Some Hearts won Album of the Year at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards, while ”Jesus, Take the Wheel” and ”Before He Cheats” both won Single of the Year at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards and 2007 Country Music Association Awards, respectively. At the 49th Grammy Awards, in 2007, Underwood won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for ”Jesus, Take the Wheel”, which also won Best Country Song for its songwriters, being nominated for Song of the Year as well. The following year, at the 50th Grammy Awards, Underwood won the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for ”Before He Cheats”. The song won Best Country Song for the songwriters as well as being nominated for Song of the Year.