Well, I guess we all saw this one coming.
Carrie Underwood’s much-anticipated new album, Cry Pretty, pretty much blows up the charts this week, debuting at No. 1 on both Billboard’s country list and the Billboard 200 all-genres rankings.
On the songs/airplay side, Old Dominion rings the bell with “Hotel Key,” which reaches the summit in its 27th week. This is the band’s 5th No. 1 single.
This is the fourth of Underwood’s six studio albums to top both charts. All six have been No. 1 country, beginning in 2005 with Some Hearts. This is also Underwood’s first No. 1 for her new record label, Capitol Nashville.
And just in case you’re wondering, the next highest country album on the Billboard 200 is Luke Combs’ tenacious This One’s for You, which currently stands there at No. 18.