Underwood is only country artist to achieve nine consecutive debut No. 1 albums since start of career
Seven-time GRAMMY Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood’s new album, My Savior, debuts No. 1 on the Billboard Country and Christian Charts, as well as No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 72,644 SPS units. Additionally, the album is No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and is the No. 1 Current Digital Album. My Savior is Underwood’s ninth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart – extending her record as the only country artist to achieve that feat with all nine of her studio album releases from the beginning of her career.
My Savior is also the No. 1 Country Album and No. 1 Christian album in Canada. The album was No. 1 on the iTunes Album Sales Chart in the U.S. for all genres throughout the week of release and is currently No. 1. It was also the No. 1 Country Album on iTunes in Canada and Australia.
Seven songs from the gospel project debuted on the Country Songs Track chart: “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “Just As I Am,” “Because He Lives,” “Victory In Jesus,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Blessed Assurance.”
The success of My Savior comes on the heels of Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, which debuted No. 1 across multiple global charts, including Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts. The album remained 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. It went on to reclaim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country chart in the U.S. for a third non-consecutive week, and consistently remained in the Top 5 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart throughout the holidays, hitting No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200.
Over the weekend, Underwood was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, where she discussed the impact of her faith and the process of making My Savior. Her virtual concert event, My Savior: Live From The Ryman, streamed live globally on Facebook on Easter Sunday (April 4th) from the iconic, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, also known around the world as the “Mother Church of Country Music.” Fans can watch the performance, which benefitted Save the Children, as it will remain exclusively on Facebook for a limited time.
My Savior consists of covers of some of Underwood’s favorite traditional gospel hymns in a unique pastiche of musical styles from classic country to folk, bluegrass, and gospel. The album will be available on vinyl April 30th. My Savior is co-produced and arranged by Underwood and GRAMMY Award winner David Garcia, with whom she co-produced her critically acclaimed 2018 album Cry Pretty, her seventh album to be certified platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. Garcia is a multi-platinum selling, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning record producer and songwriter.