Carrie Underwood Biography
Quick Facts Carrie Underwood
- NameCarrie Underwood
- Birth NameCarrie Marie Underwood
- Birth PlaceMuskogee, Oklahoma, US
- Professionsinger, songwriter, and actress
- Married toMike Fisher
- EducationChecotah High School, Northeastern State University
- ChildrenIsaiah Michael Fisher
- SiblingsShanna and Stephanie
- AwardsGrammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards
Carrie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. In 2005, she became famous after winning American Idol fourth season. She has won Grammy Awards for seven times, Billboard Music Awards for seventeen times, American Music Awards for eight times and Academy of Country Music Awards for eleven times.
Carrie was born on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, US. Her birth name is Carrie Marie Underwood. She was born to Carole and Stephen Underwood. She has two older sisters named Shanna and Stephanie. She performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Show in her childhood days.
When she was 14 years old, she auditioned for Capitol Records. She studied at Checotah High School. When she was in her high school she was a cheerleader and also played softball and basketball. In 2014, she graduated from her high school. She studied at the Northeastern State University and graduated with magna cum laude in 2006 holding bachelor’s degree in mass communication.
RISE TO MAINSTREAM
She auditioned for season four of American Idol in St. Louis, Missouri. During the course of the show, she gained a fan base known as “Carrie’s Care Bears”. She sang “Bless the Broken Road” during the final. She won season four of American Idol on May 25, 2005. She won a million dollars as a winning amount.
On June 14, 2005, she released her first single “Inside Your Heaven”. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the Billboard Pop 100 and on the Canadian Singles Chart. The single received double platinum by the CRIA and gold certification by RIAA. On November 15, 2005, she released her debut album “Some Hearts”. The album sold 315000 copies. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified Platinum seven times by the RIAA. The second single from the album is “Jesus, Take the Wheel”. Her third and fourth single from the album are “Some Hearts” and “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”. Her third country single is “Before He Cheats”. The single is certified double Platinum by the RIAA in February 2008. His another single “Wasted” was certified Gold by the RIAA. She performed “I’ll Stand By You” at the 2007 Idol Gives Back concert. She was named as the Sexiest Female Musician by Victoria’s Secret in 2007.
HER CAREER CONTINUES TO SHINE
In October 2007, he released his second album “Carnival Ride”. The album sold 527000 copies in its first week. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the Canadian Albums Chart and Top Country Albums. The album was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. The first single of the album is “So Small”. The single reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. The second single from the album is “All-American Girl”. Another single from the album is “Last Name”. On July 2008, she released the album’s next single “Just a Dream”. The single reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The fifth single from the album is “I Told You So”, which was released in February 2009. In 2008, Forbes said that she earned $9 million between June 2007 and June 2008.
On November 3, 2009, she released her third studio album “Play On”. The album sold 318000 copies in its first week and received Double Platinum by the RIAA. The first single from the album “Cowboy Casanova” was released in September 2009. The single reached No. 11 from No. 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its second week. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. Her single “Cowboy Casanova” was certified double Platinum by the RIAA. The second single from the album is “Temporary Home”. The RIAA also certified it as Gold. Her third single “Play On” reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Her fourth single is “Mama’s Song”. On March 11, 2010, she went to Play On Tour.
On May 1, 2012, she released her fourth album “Blown Away”. The album sold 267000 copies in the US. The first single “Good Girl” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA. On July 9, 2012, she released her second single “Blown Away”. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album sold 1.6 million copies in the US. The third and fourth single from the album are “two Black Cadillacs” and “See You Again”. She went on Blown Away Tour on May 1, 2012.
FILM APPEARANCE & PERSONAL LIFE
In March 2010, she appeared on How I Met Your Mother. She played the character of Tiffany. She then appeared in television series Sesame Street. In April 2011, she made her first film debut in Soul Surfer. She played the character of Sarah Hill.
Carrie dated Mike Fisher. In December 2009, she engaged to him. In January 2010, the couple appeared together for the first time. In June 2010, they appeared together at the CMT Awards. They got married on July 10, 2010. On February 27, 2015, the couple welcomed their son named Isaiah Michael Fisher.
Carrie Underwood, who has a body measurement of 32-23-33 inches, has an estimated net worth of $70 million dollars, as of 2016.