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Name: Carrie Underwood                                                                       
Birth name: Carrie Marie Underwood                                                           
Born: 10 March 1983 Checotah, Oklahoma, United States                                         
Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music                 
singer-songwriter who won the fourth season of American Idol. Since then, she                 
has become a multi-platinum selling recording artist. Her debut album, Some                   
Hearts, was certified 7x platinum and is the fastest selling debut country album             
in Nielsen SoundScan history. Underwood is the first American Idol winner to                 
sweep up honors at all three major music awards in the same awards show season (06-07),       
including a grand total of four American Music Awards, thirteen Billboard Music               
Awards, and three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist.                                   
Her debut album, Some Hearts, has yielded five #1 hits to date on various charts             
in the United States and Canada: "Inside Your Heaven," "Jesus, Take the Wheel",               
"Don't Forget to Remember Me", "Wasted," and her biggest hit to date, "Before He             
Cheats." In addition, Underwood scored another Top 10 Billboard hit with her                 
charity single, "I'll Stand by You." Some Hearts sold a total of 7 million                   
Recording Industry Association of America-certified copies as of February 2008,               
it is now the best-selling solo female debut in country music history ever.                   
Her second album, Carnival Ride (which is certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA) was             
released on October 23, 2007. It has so far sold over 2 million copies and                   
has produced a #1 country hit, "So Small." The second single from the album, "All-American   
Girl", is already steadily climbing the charts, and actually charted even before             
its official release due to its popularity. The single is currently sitting                   
at #5 on the Billboard Country chart. Underwood's Christmas single, "Do You Hear             
What I Hear?" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.                       
Aside from her vocals, Underwood's success is attributed to what many fans                   
recognize as her wholesome image. In general, many of her songs also present                 
inspirational and uplifting themes and messages. To date, Underwood has sold                 
over 11 million copies worldwide in the last two years.