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Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood has received five CMA Awards in her career: three consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year trophies (2006-2008), as well as Single of the Year (2007 for "Before He Cheats"), and the Horizon Award (2006). Her 23 career CMA Awards nominations include three for Album of the  Year for Carnival Ride (2008), Play On (2010), and Blown Away (2013); five nominations for Music  Video of the Year for "Jesus, Take the Wheel" (2006), "Before He Cheats" (2007), "Blown Away" (2013), "Somethin' Bad" a duet with Miranda Lambert (2014), and "Something in the Water" (2015); and two for Musical Event of the Year for "I Told You So" featuring Randy Travis (2009) and  "Somethin' Bad" (2014). She has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year every year since first being nominated in 2006 (2006-2015).

Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 "American Idol" win to become a true multi- format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time  Grammy Award winner, she has amassed more than 100 major honors, sold 58 million records  worldwide, and recorded 23 No. 1 singles (13 of which she co-wrote), with a catalog of songs that  have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide. Underwood was recognized as Pollstar's top female Country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Her first four studio albums, "Some Hearts," "Carnival Ride," "Play On," and "Blown Away" – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum – have tallied an incredible 38 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

In 2013, Underwood starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC's three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy-winning "The Sound of Music Live!," whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. In December of 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Billboard's best-selling hits album of 2015, the chart-topping package was certified Platinum in January of 2016, making Underwood the only Country artist – and one of only six all genre artists – to launch an album to Platinum success since the time of its release in December of 2014.  Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the collection's 25 songs included two new No. 1 hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, Grammy-winning "Something in the Water," as  well as the Gold-certified "Little Toy Guns."  In 2015, she began her third season as the voice of primetime television's No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football."

Underwood's current single, "Church Bells," is quickly climbing the charts, following the No. 1 successes of "Smoke Break" and "Heartbeat," all from her chart-topping, Gold-certified fifth studio album, Storyteller.

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