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Carrie Underwood (real name: Carrie Marie Fisher) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress, who rose to fame as she won the fourth season of American Idol in 2005.
Underwood attended the first free will baptist church, where she first began singing. After she won American Idol, she was still just a junior in college at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. Underwood decided to return to school despite her new found fame, and eventually graduated with a degree in mass communications and journalism.
Underwood's debut single, "Inside Your Heaven", is the only country song that debuted at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. Her debut 2005 album, Some Hearts, bolstered by the huge crossover success of the singles "Before He Cheats" and "Jesus, Take the Wheel," became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, and also the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history and the best-selling country album of the last 16 years.
Underwood is part of Time's 100 most influential people in the world list of 2014 and is the top country artist of all-time on the RIAA's Digital Singles ranking and the highest certified country album artist to debut in the 21st century.
Carrie Underwood has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, and has won and received numerous awards and accolades, among them are 7 Grammy Awards, 9 CMA Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 14 ACM Awards, and even holds a Guinness World Record.
To this day, Carrie Underwood has sold over 65 million records all over the world.
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