Carrie Marie Underwood is a country singer from the United States. After winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, she rocketed into popularity.

Her track “Inside Your Heaven” gave her the first and only country artist to debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as the only solo country artist to have a number one song on the Hot 100 in the 2000s.

With her fourth album, Blown Away, she became the second best-selling female artist in 2012 and earned a Grammy Award (2012).

The crossover single “Something in the Water” came from her compilation Greatest Hits:

Decade #1 (2014). Storyteller (2015), her fifth studio album, earned her the only country singer to have all of her studio albums debut at number one or two on the Billboard 200 chart.

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Career

Underwood auditioned for American Idol in mid-2004, performing Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” in St. Louis, Missouri.

Judge Simon Cowell said she would be one of the favorites to win the competition after she sang Tiffany’s “Could’ve Been” on the top 12 girls’ night.

Underwood sang a rendition of the number-one 1980s rock hit “Alone,” made famous by Heart, during the top 11 finalists’ performance on the March 22, 2005, Idol broadcast, and Cowell prophesied that Underwood will not only win the competition but also outsell all prior Idol winners.

She swept the voting, according to one of the show’s producers, winning every week by a considerable margin.

On June 14, 2005, Underwood released her first single, “Inside Your Heaven,” which launched her musical career.

The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making Underwood the third artist to do so since the chart policy was altered in 1998.

She also made Billboard chart history by becoming the first country music artist to debut at number one on the Hot 100, with her song “Amazed” becoming the first country song to do so since country group Lonestar’s “Amazed” did so in 2000.

How Much is Carrie Marrie Underwood Worth?

Carrie Marrie Underwood’s net worth is $140 Million. She made her fortune from her music and other endorsement deals.