Carrie Underwood

Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol.

Early years

Carrie Underwood was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and raised in a farm in Checotah, Oklahoma.

At the age of 13, her manager at the time tried to get a recording contract at Capitol Records, but due to management changes at Capitol it never materialized.

Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian. Underwood attended Northeastern State University, where she majored in mass communication and is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. She also competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.

Idol

Underwood's musical influences include pop, but are predominantly country; she stated during Idol auditions that her favorite singer is Martina McBride. On the April 20 elimination show, Underwood demonstrated her ability to play the guitar. She can also play piano and yodel, the latter of which was demonstrated on the Tonight Show the night after she won.

After singing Martina McBride's "Independence Day" Simon Cowell said he couldn't believe no one has discovered her yet.

On the March 22 show, after a performance of Heart's "Alone", Simon Cowell said, "Carrie, you're not just the girl to beat, you're the person to beat. I will make a prediction, not only will you win this competition, but you will sell more records than any other previous 'Idol' winner." Cowell went on to say on the March 30 show that she has the "it factor" that will make her a star.

On her last song of the night in the final two, Carrie's spectacular performance of "Angels Brought Me Here" had Simon saying, "I think you've done enough to win the competition." On May 25, 2005, she became the fourth winner of American Idol, beating Southern rocker Bo Bice, and she joins Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken as the only contestants who have never been one of the "bottom three" singers during any week's results. During the season, Constantine Maroulis tried to flirt with her but she refused to go out with him.

Post-Idol career

As part of her title, Underwood gained a recording contract with Arista Records; her first single, "Inside Your Heaven", was released on June 14, 2005. The single debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with first-week sales of 170,000 copies, and briefly stopped Mariah Carey's run at #1 with "We Belong Together." One week later, runner-up, Bo Bice, released his version of the song, which debuted at #2. Underwood's version was shunned by country radio reaching a peak of #59 on the country charts. [1] The B-side is "Independence Day", a cover of the Martina McBride hit.

Some Hearts CD Cover

Underwood performed a well-received "The Star Spangled Banner" before Game 4 of the 2005 NBA Finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. In the same year, she starred in ads for Hershey's Chocolate. The commercials have Underwood singing Hershey jingles like the jingles for Hershey's, Kit Kat and Almond Joy. She is also wearing vintage Hershey T-shirts that feature Hershey's, Almond Joy, Kit Kat, Reeses and other chocolate brand logos. The T-Shirts are now available to buy with proofs of purchase. Underwood is also the latest spokesperson for Skechers shoes, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Underwood's second single, "Jesus, Take The Wheel" was made available for radio airplay on October 18, 2005. It received so much airplay that it debuted at #39 on the Billboard Country Chart in its first week, setting a record. It is currently ranked at #1 in its thirteenth week on that chart. The single also debuted at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it currently sits at #26 after reaching a peak at #25.

Her initial album release, entitled Some Hearts, hit store shelves on November 15, 2005. [2] On that same day, she presented an award and performed "Jesus, Take The Wheel" at the 39th Country Music Association awards in New York City. When the week's sales figures were tabulated, Some Hearts entered the Billboard 200 chart with 315,000 copies sold. The large first week sales of Some Hearts made it #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the biggest debut of any country artist since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1990.

In December 2005, Underwood was named "Oklahoman of the Year" by Oklahoma Today magazine.

On January 9th 2006, Some Hearts was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA with shipments of over 2 million units, making it the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of Nielsen SoundScan.[3]

"Don't Forget to Remember Me" was recently announced as the next single. [4]

Personal life

As of November 2005, Carrie Underwood is currently dating Northeastern State University student Chad Eagleton. Pictures of the two of them surfaced when Chad Eagelton posted pictures of him and Carrie at the Maxim after party on his Facebook account. During American Idol she dated Drake Clark, also from Northeastern State University. Carrie Underwood and Drake Clark agreed to break it off since the two were not spending enough time together.

She is a big sports fan. Her favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, and Los Angeles Lakers.

List of Underwood's performances on American Idol

Auditions and pre-performance rounds

  • St. Louis Auditions - "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Original Artist: Bonnie Raitt)
  • Hollywood 1 - "Young Hearts (Run Free)" (O.A.: Candi Staton)"
  • Hollywood 2 - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride)

Live performances

  • Semi-Final Performance 1 (Women Top 12) - "Could've Been" (O.A.: Tiffany)
  • Semi-Final Performance 2 (Women Top 10) - "Piece of My Heart" (O.A.: Faith Hill's version of Janis Joplin's classic)
  • Semi-Final Performance 3 (Women Top 8) - "Because You Love Me" (O.A.: Jo Dee Messina)
  • Finals Top 12 Performance (Songs of the 60's) - "When Will I Be Loved" (O.A.: The Everly Brothers)
  • Finals Top 11 Performance (Billboard #1's) - "Alone" (O.A.: Heart)
  • Finals Top 10 Performance (Songs of the 90's) - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride)
  • Finals Top 9 Performance (Broadway Musicals) - "Hello Young Lovers" (O.A.: Johnny Mathis)
  • Finals Top 8 Performance (Songs from Contestants' Birthyear) - "Love Is a Battlefield" (O.A.: Pat Benatar)
  • Finals Top 7 Performance (70's Dance Music) - "MacArthur Park" (O.A.: Donna Summer's version of Richard Harris' hit)
  • Finals Top 6 Performance (Songs of the 21st Century) - "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" (O.A.: Martina McBride)
  • Finals Top 5 Performance 1 (Leiber and Stoller Songs) - "Trouble" (O.A.: Elvis Presley)
  • Finals Top 5 Performance 2 (Billboard top 40) - "Bless the Broken Road" (O.A.: Rascal Flatts' version of Marcus Hummon's "Bless the Broken Road")
  • Finals Top 4 Performance 1 (Nashville Songs) - "Sin Wagon" (O.A.: The Dixie Chicks)
  • Finals Top 4 Performance 2 (Gamble and Huff Songs) - "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (O.A.: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)
  • Finals Top 3 Performance 1 (Clive Davis' choice) - "Crying" (O.A.: Roy Orbison)
  • Finals Top 3 Performance 2 (Performer's choice) - "Making Love out of Nothing at All" (O.A.: Air Supply)
  • Finals Top 3 Performance 3 (Judges' choice) - "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (O.A.: Shania Twain)
  • Finals Top 2 Performance 1 (new song written for AI) - "Inside Your Heaven"
  • Finals Top 2 Performance 2 (favorite from season) - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride)
  • Finals Top 2 Performance 3 (song originally written for Australian Idol) - "Angels Brought Me Here" (O.A.: Guy Sebastian)
  • Final Results Show (duet with Bo Bice) - "Up Where We Belong" (O.A.: Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker)
  • Final Results Show (performance with Rascal Flatts) - "Bless the Broken Road"
  • Final Results Show (post-win performance of first single) - "Inside Your Heaven"

Discography

Albums

Singles

Awards

2005 Billboard Music Awards

  • Top-Selling Hot 100 Song of the Year: "Inside Your Heaven/Independence Day," Carrie Underwood (Won)
  • Country Single Sales Artist of the Year: Carrie Underwood (Won)
  • Top-Selling Country Single of the Year: "Inside Your Heaven/Independence Day," Carrie Underwood (Won)

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2005 Billboard Music Awards. Along with making a post-Dancing with the Stars appearence in the November 2005 issue of Playboy (previously unpublished pictures from her Miss April 1997 shoot) , Monaco has also made numerous recent cover appearances in scantily-clad magazines such as FHM and Maxim. Her favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, and Los Angeles Lakers. The win on Dancing With the Stars boosted her visibility level considerably and resulted in a number of appearances on talk shows as well as possible new job offers, but she stated that she intends to remain with General Hospital. She is a big sports fan. From appearances, it is fair to say that Monaco was as happy about losing this match as O'Hurley was about losing the regular competition. Carrie Underwood and Drake Clark agreed to break it off since the two were not spending enough time together. This time, O'Hurley and his dance partner Charlotte emerged as the winners.

During American Idol she dated Drake Clark, also from Northeastern State University. It was held "live" on September 20 and results were announced two days later. Pictures of the two of them surfaced when Chad Eagelton posted pictures of him and Carrie at the Maxim after party on his Facebook account. However, it was decided to have a "Dance-Off" special as a follow up to this controversial result, with a presumably lessened chance of Internet voting skewing the results. As of November 2005, Carrie Underwood is currently dating Northeastern State University student Chad Eagleton. This was discussed briefly on a Larry King Live interview with several members of the show, but was not pursued by runner-up John O'Hurley, who took the high road and declared that participation and viewer popularity was more important to him than winning. [4]. This was viewed by some as an upset, whereas others suspected ballot-box stuffing, a frequent complaint of Internet-based voting.

"Don't Forget to Remember Me" was recently announced as the next single. On July 6, 2005, Kelly Monaco won the Dancing With The Stars competition. On January 9th 2006, Some Hearts was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA with shipments of over 2 million units, making it the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of Nielsen SoundScan.[3]. In the quarterfinal round samba, she coolly recovered from a mid-dance wardrobe malfunction without becoming exposed on live national television. In December 2005, Underwood was named "Oklahoman of the Year" by Oklahoma Today magazine. Despite her perceived lack of height and an initial lack of grace, she improved each week and became a popular underdog. The large first week sales of Some Hearts made it #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the biggest debut of any country artist since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1990. In summer 2005, Monaco appeared as a contestant in the highly-rated American version of the television series Dancing With The Stars.

When the week's sales figures were tabulated, Some Hearts entered the Billboard 200 chart with 315,000 copies sold. In 2003 Monaco was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her Port Charles work. [2] On that same day, she presented an award and performed "Jesus, Take The Wheel" at the 39th Country Music Association awards in New York City. When that program ended, she joined the cast of soap opera General Hospital as possible con woman Samantha “Sam” McCall in September 2003. Her initial album release, entitled Some Hearts, hit store shelves on November 15, 2005. Monaco had two roles on the supernatural television soap opera Port Charles: Olivia “Livvie” Locke Morley (1999–2003) and Tess Ramsey (2002–2003). The single also debuted at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it currently sits at #26 after reaching a peak at #25. She also had minor roles in the late 1990s films BASEketball, Idle Hands, and Mumford.

It is currently ranked at #1 in its thirteenth week on that chart. Her first television role was on the nightime drama Baywatch from 1997 to 1998. It received so much airplay that it debuted at #39 on the Billboard Country Chart in its first week, setting a record. The work allowed her the opportunity to travel to many exotic locales, including Fiji, Honduras, and throughout South America. Underwood's second single, "Jesus, Take The Wheel" was made available for radio airplay on October 18, 2005. She became Playboy's Playmate of the Month in April 1997, and was also featured in several of its newsstand specials. Underwood is also the latest spokesperson for Skechers shoes, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. With her family's approval, she traveled to Chicago for a photo shoot.

The T-Shirts are now available to buy with proofs of purchase. In 1996, Monaco sent nude photos of herself to Playboy magazine and was contacted one month later by the men's publication. She is also wearing vintage Hershey T-shirts that feature Hershey's, Almond Joy, Kit Kat, Reeses and other chocolate brand logos. With dreams of becoming an actress, she planned her escape from the Poconos. The commercials have Underwood singing Hershey jingles like the jingles for Hershey's, Kit Kat and Almond Joy. She then attended Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she majored in mass communications for two years, and worked as a lifeguard at the Mount Airy Lodge in Mount Pocono. In the same year, she starred in ads for Hershey's Chocolate. Monaco excelled at sports, including soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and softball, as well as speech, debate and drama during her years at Pocono Mountain High School in Swiftwater, where she graduated in 1994.

Underwood performed a well-received "The Star Spangled Banner" before Game 4 of the 2005 NBA Finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. Although initially unhappy about the move, she eventually learned to love her peaceful surroundings. [1] The B-side is "Independence Day", a cover of the Martina McBride hit. The Monacos relocated from Philadelphia to the rural Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania before Kelly became a teenager. Underwood's version was shunned by country radio reaching a peak of #59 on the country charts. Kelly grew up in a traditional Italian American Catholic household, the third of five sisters. The single debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with first-week sales of 170,000 copies, and briefly stopped Mariah Carey's run at #1 with "We Belong Together." One week later, runner-up, Bo Bice, released his version of the song, which debuted at #2. Kelly Marie Monaco (born May 23, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American model, actress, and reality television contestant.

As part of her title, Underwood gained a recording contract with Arista Records; her first single, "Inside Your Heaven", was released on June 14, 2005. Playboy's Girls of Summer June 2003. During the season, Constantine Maroulis tried to flirt with her but she refused to go out with him. Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. On her last song of the night in the final two, Carrie's spectacular performance of "Angels Brought Me Here" had Simon saying, "I think you've done enough to win the competition." On May 25, 2005, she became the fourth winner of American Idol, beating Southern rocker Bo Bice, and she joins Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken as the only contestants who have never been one of the "bottom three" singers during any week's results. Playboy's Blondes, Brunettes & Redheads March 2002. I will make a prediction, not only will you win this competition, but you will sell more records than any other previous 'Idol' winner." Cowell went on to say on the March 30 show that she has the "it factor" that will make her a star. Playboy's Nude Playmates April 2001 — pages 80–81.

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Underwood's musical influences include pop, but are predominantly country; she stated during Idol auditions that her favorite singer is Martina McBride. 5 June 2000. She also competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004. Playboy's Celebrating Centerfolds Vol. Underwood attended Northeastern State University, where she majored in mass communication and is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Playboy's Girls of Summer May 2000. Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian. 2 April 2000.

At the age of 13, her manager at the time tried to get a recording contract at Capitol Records, but due to management changes at Capitol it never materialized. Playboy's Natural Beauties Vol. Carrie Underwood was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and raised in a farm in Checotah, Oklahoma. 71 January 2000 — front & back covers, pages 1–3, 36–37, 66–67, 76–81, 92–93. . Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol. Playboy's Wet & Wild December 1999.

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Final Results Show (performance with Rascal Flatts) - "Bless the Broken Road". Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Final Results Show (duet with Bo Bice) - "Up Where We Belong" (O.A.: Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker). Playboy's Hardbodies July 1999. Finals Top 2 Performance 3 (song originally written for Australian Idol) - "Angels Brought Me Here" (O.A.: Guy Sebastian). 68 July 1999 — pages 14–17. Finals Top 2 Performance 2 (favorite from season) - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol.

Finals Top 2 Performance 1 (new song written for AI) - "Inside Your Heaven". Playboy's Girls of Summer June 1999. Finals Top 3 Performance 3 (Judges' choice) - "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (O.A.: Shania Twain). 1 May 1999. Finals Top 3 Performance 2 (Performer's choice) - "Making Love out of Nothing at All" (O.A.: Air Supply). Playboy's Natural Beauties Vol. Finals Top 3 Performance 1 (Clive Davis' choice) - "Crying" (O.A.: Roy Orbison). 67 May 1999 — pages 80–81.

Finals Top 4 Performance 2 (Gamble and Huff Songs) - "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (O.A.: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Finals Top 4 Performance 1 (Nashville Songs) - "Sin Wagon" (O.A.: The Dixie Chicks). 3 February 1999 — pages 88–91. Finals Top 5 Performance 2 (Billboard top 40) - "Bless the Broken Road" (O.A.: Rascal Flatts' version of Marcus Hummon's "Bless the Broken Road"). Playboy's Playmates in Bed Vol. Finals Top 5 Performance 1 (Leiber and Stoller Songs) - "Trouble" (O.A.: Elvis Presley). Playboy's Girls of Winter January 1999 — cover, pages 28–29, 34–35, 40–41, 44–45.

Finals Top 6 Performance (Songs of the 21st Century) - "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" (O.A.: Martina McBride). Playboy's Nudes December 1998 — pages 30–31, 46–47. Finals Top 7 Performance (70's Dance Music) - "MacArthur Park" (O.A.: Donna Summer's version of Richard Harris' hit). Playboy's Playmate Tests November 1998. Finals Top 8 Performance (Songs from Contestants' Birthyear) - "Love Is a Battlefield" (O.A.: Pat Benatar). 64 November 1998 — pages 20–23. Finals Top 9 Performance (Broadway Musicals) - "Hello Young Lovers" (O.A.: Johnny Mathis). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol.

Finals Top 10 Performance (Songs of the 90's) - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride). 63 September 1998 — pages 34–35. Finals Top 11 Performance (Billboard #1's) - "Alone" (O.A.: Heart). Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Finals Top 12 Performance (Songs of the 60's) - "When Will I Be Loved" (O.A.: The Everly Brothers). 14 August 1998 — pages 26–33. Semi-Final Performance 3 (Women Top 8) - "Because You Love Me" (O.A.: Jo Dee Messina). Playboy's Playmate Review Vol.

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