Carrie Underwood‘s new album, Cry Pretty, has debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart yesterday. The collection is the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018, topping Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy(April 6, 2018). The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts with 265,654 equivalent album units, making Underwood the only woman in history to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The critically-acclaimed album is the best-selling Country album debut of 2018, as well as the biggest Country album debut since August 7, 2015 (Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights) and the biggest female Country album debut since October 22, 2012 (Taylor Swift’s 2012 Red).
First Country band to debut album at No. 1 in nearly 10 years.
Ahead of their first trip to the UK next month for C2C Festival, platinum-selling breakthrough band LANCO claim the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with ‘Hallelujah Nights’, marking the first Country band to open at No. 1 with a debut album since Lady Antebellum in 2008. Featuring their two-week No. 1 hit ‘Greatest Love Story’ and their new single ‘Born To Love You’ the “collection puts an anthemic spin on young love and small-town life” (The Tennessean) and has dominated the top of the iTunes Country chart since its release, including going straight to the #1 spot on the UK & Ireland’s iTunes country charts, with growing support from radio stations and shows across the country.