Carrie Underwood Achieves 13 #1 Hits

Superstar Carrie Underwood scores her 13th #1 single with “Undo It,” the third consecutive chart-topping smash from her Platinum-certified Play On album.  The song is one of seven tracks co-written by Underwood for Play On, and it becomes the sixth #1 of her career that she has co-written.

Already, “Undo It” has this month earned RIAA certification as a Gold Digital Single, joining Play On’s first two hits, “Temporary Home,” certified Gold in June, and “Cowboy Casanova,” which was certified as a Platinum Digital Single earlier this year. 

Coinciding with the July certification of “Undo It,” another Underwood blockbuster, “Before He Cheats,” has been RIAA certified as a Triple-Platinum Digital Single.  In all, Underwood has now amassed a dozen Gold, Platinum, or multi-Platinum digital singles.

“Undo It” has also become a hit video, remaining at #1 on both the CMT Top 20 Countdown and the fan-voted GAC Top 20 Country Countdown programs for the past five weeks.

The only American Idol winner ever to achieve 13 #1 hits, Underwood’s run of chart-toppers began with the instant success of her post-American Idol single, “Inside Your Heaven,” which debuted atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in the summer of 2005.  It was the first of five singles to top the BDS or Mediabase charts from her 7x-Platinum debut, Some Hearts, also including the GRAMMY-winning “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats,” “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” and “Wasted.”

The five-time GRAMMY winner, two-time and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, and three-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist winner also became the first country artist in history ever to achieve 10 #1 singles on the strength of their first two albums when “I Told You So” became the fifth consecutive chart-topper from Carrie’s second album – the triple-Platinum Carnival Ride – which also included “Just a Dream” and three hits Carrie co-wrote: “So Small,” “All-American Girl,” and “Last Name.”

Fans can be watching for Carrie when she performs “Undo It” on NBC’s Today show this Friday (July 30th) in the latest installment of the show’s summer concert series.