Carrie Underwood ‘My Gift’ continues No 1 reign

Underwood releases behind-the-scenes video for John Legend duet

Seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Carrie Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album My Gift, continues its reign atop the charts this holiday season, following its No. 1 debut across multiple global charts. Released September 25th, My Gift debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts, marking Underwood’s eighth straight album to debut No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart. The album remains at No. 1 on the Christian chart 11 weeks after it was released and debuted No. 1 on the UK country chart (her fifth No. 1 on the chart) and No. 1 on the Canadian country chart.

My Gift reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country chart last week for the third non-consecutive week, and has consistently stayed in the Top 5 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart since its release. The album currently sits at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200. Underwood currently has four songs on the Holiday Top 200 Streaming Chart (“Favorite Time of Year,” “Silent Night,” “Hallelujah,” and “Little Drummer Boy”) as well as four songs in the Top 30 on the Mediabase Holiday Music Chart (“Hallelujah,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Mary, Did You Know?”).

My Gift features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several new originals, two of which are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James (“Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Something In The Water”), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia. GRAMMY Award-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Greg Wells produced and arranged the album.

Additionally, Underwood releases a special behind-the-scenes look from the set of the music video for her duet with fellow GRAMMY Award winner John Legend on “Hallelujah.”

The original song was written by Legend and Toby Gad (“All of Me”). The video was directed by acclaimed director and photographer, Randee St. Nicholas, who has shot multiple videos with Underwood throughout her career, including “Cry Pretty,” “Drinking Alone,” “Blown Away” and “Smoke Break,” all of which have been honored as CMT’s Video of the Year. Legend also appears as a special guest on Underwood’s new music special My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood, which premiered on HBO Max earlier this month and is streaming now. In celebration of the special, Underwood is set to join Late Night with Seth Meyers on December 17th followed by The Kelly Clarkson Show on December 18th. Underwood and Legend will also perform “Hallelujah” on NBC’s Global Citizen’s Prize special on December 19th.

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