Carrie Underwood Is Top Country Artist

Published On August 11, 2015 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Carrie Underwood’s current Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold & Platinum certifications of 4.5 million make the superstar the current top country artist on the RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking with certifications of 28 million across 20 songs. The 28 million tally also places Carrie among the Top Five females in the history of the RIAA’s Digital Single Program, in the company of such worldwide superstars as Rihanna and Katy Perry.

Among Carrie’s newest certifications is a Gold Digital Single for her most recent Number One hit, “Little Toy Guns,” as well as her highest RIAA Digital Single honor to date: a 5x-Platinum certification for her chart-topper “Before He Cheats.” With that accomplishment, Carrie becomes one of only five country artists in RIAA history to achieve that threshold with a digital single.

With the Gold status of “Little Toy Guns,” both new singles from Carrie’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 have now been RIAA certified following the Platinum certification earlier this year of her chart-topping hit “Something in the Water.”

Carrie is currently working on music for her upcoming fifth studio album. Despite her incredible success, she tells us she will never rest on her laurels.

“I always feel like I have something to prove with like live performances, and I definitely, I don’t want to slack and start not putting my full effort into things. I always just want to be the best that I can possibly be and do the best job that I can, but as far as making an album, I just want to go. I want to make music that I love, that I’m really excited about, and hopefully that’ll translate and other people (will) get excited about it as well.”

So far, no release date for the new album has been released.

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