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Some Hearts
Some Hearts
is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Carrie Underwood, released in the United States
United States
on November 15, 2005 by Arista Nashville. The album contains the number one singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel", "Don't Forget to Remember Me", "Wasted", and "Before He Cheats". The North American version contains the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
number one single, "Inside Your Heaven," as a bonus track. Bolstered by the success of its singles, Some Hearts
Some Hearts
became the best-selling album of 2006 in all genres in the United States. The album was also the best-selling country album in the United States
United States
of both 2006 and 2007, making Underwood the first female artist in Billboard history to earn back-to-back honors for Top Country Album. Additionally, it was the best-selling female country album of 2005, 2006 and 2007. Some Hearts
Some Hearts
has since been certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and is the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the Nielsen SoundScan era, the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the best-selling country album of the last 10 years, and the best-selling album by an American Idol
American Idol
alumni in the U.S. It was listed as one of the 100 best-selling albums of all time by the RIAA in 2009. Some Hearts
Some Hearts
has since sold over 7.45 million copies in the U.S. and over nine million worldwide. In December 2009, Billboard announced that the album was the biggest-selling country album of the decade, as well as the fourteenth biggest-selling album of any genre. The album and its songs were praised by music critics. It led Underwood to win three Grammy Awards: Best New Artist in 2007 and twice Best Female Country Vocal Performance — for "Jesus, Take the Wheel", in 2007, and for "Before He Cheats", in 2008. Additionally, Some Hearts
Some Hearts
won Album
Album
of the Year at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards, while "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats" both won Single of the Year at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards
Academy of Country Music Awards
and 2007 Country Music Association Awards, respectively.

Contents

1 Singles 2 Promotion 3 Critical reception 4 Awards and nominations 5 Commercial performance 6 Track listing 7 Personnel 8 Charts

8.1 Weekly charts 8.2 Singles

9 Certifications 10 Release history 11 References 12 External links

Singles[edit] Carrie Underwood's American Idol
American Idol
winning single "Inside Your Heaven", which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
five months before the release of Some Hearts, is included on the album as a bonus track. The song is Underwood's only number 1 on the Hot 100. The song has sold 880,000 copies. The first single from the album, "Jesus, Take the Wheel", was No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for six consecutive weeks and reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. In August 2008, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was reported to have been sold more than 1 million ringtones and was certified Platinum, the first achievement by a country artist for two Platinum Mastertone ranked songs. As of February 2016, it has sold 2,473,000 copies in the United States
United States
and has been certified 3xPlatinum by the RIAA. "Some Hearts", written by Diane Warren
Diane Warren
and originally covered by Marshall Crenshaw
Marshall Crenshaw
in 1989, was released to pop and adult contemporary radio only and eventually reached number 12 on the Adult Contemporary chart. As of June 2011 it has sold 207,000 copies. "Don't Forget to Remember Me" was the third single from the album, and also proved successful, reaching number one on the & Records Country Chart, number two on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and number 49 on the Hot 100. The song has sold 403,000 copies in the United States
United States
and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. "Before He Cheats" was released as the next single, and climbed the charts faster than any of Underwood's other singles, making it into the top twenty of the Hot Country Songs chart before the release of a music video. "Before He Cheats" subsequently peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart for five consecutive weeks, and at number eight on the Hot 100; it proved to be a huge crossover hit, making appearances in the top 20 of every chart on which it appeared, and it is the biggest hit overall from the album.When it finally peaked at number 8 in May 2007, it had already logged 38 weeks on the chart, making it the longest trek to the top 10 ever. As pop airplay began dying down, the song got a third life on the adult contemporary format, which began playing the song in May. "Before He Cheats" spent 64 consecutive weeks on the Hot 100, before finally falling off in late November 2007. The song is the fifth-longest charting single on the Hot 100, following LeAnn Rimes's "How Do I Live", Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me"/"Foolish Games", Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", and Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours". It is the second longest running hit so far this decade."Before He Cheats" it reached No. 6 on the 2007 Hot 100 Year-End Chart and fifth on the 2007 Hot 100 Airplay Year-End Chart by Billboard magazine. It reached No. 10 on the 2007 Adult Contemporary Year-End Chart. It was named the 2007 Single of the Year by the Country Music Association. It is Underwood's best selling single and had sold 4,312,000 digital downloads as of August 2016,[1] making it the third best-selling country song of all time behind Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", with 4.97 million and Taylor Swift's "Love Story", with 4.96 million.It is the third best-selling song by an American Idol
American Idol
contestant in the United States
United States
(behind Phillip Phillips' Home and Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"), and the fourth longest-charting single in the history of the Hot 100. It also came in on CMT's 40 Greatest Songs of the Decade at number twenty-five, along with Underwood's other signature hit, "Jesus, Take the Wheel", it reached No. 4. It has been certified 5xPlatinum by the RIAA. "Wasted" also proved another successful hit for Underwood by peaking at number one for three consecutive weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart, and going to number 37 on the Hot 100. The song has sold 705,000 copies in the United States
United States
and has been certified Platinum in August 2015. Dann Huff produced tracks 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, and 12, Desmond Child produced "Inside Your Heaven", and Mark Bright produced the rest.[2] Promotion[edit] To promote Some Hearts, Underwood embarked on her very first solo tour, which was called Carrie Underwood: Live 2006. The tour started April 4, 2006 and ended November 30 of the same year. Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

About.com [3]

AllMusic [4]

Digital Spy [5]

Entertainment Weekly C[6]

Robert Christgau [7]

Slant Magazine [8]

Stylus Magazine B[9]

USA Today [10]

The album received positive reviews from music critics. Penny Rondinella of About.com
About.com
gave a positive review to the album, awarding it with a four-and-a-half stars out of five and said: "American Idol Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood's debut album is just as expected, a country feel with some pop added to it. Lots of variety in her vocals, which tells me she has true talent." AllMusic gave it 4 out of 5 stars and classified the album as "anthemic country pop, ideal for either country or adult contemporary radio, with none of the delightful tackiness of Shania Twain—and her debut album, Some Hearts, not only hits this mark exactly, it's better than either album Hill has released since Breathe in 1999." It also praised Underwood's vocal performance and found that "she sounds equally convincing on such sentimental fare as 'Jesus, Take the Wheel' as on the soaring pop 'Some Hearts,' and even if she doesn't exactly sound tough on the strutting 'Before He Cheats,' she does growl with a fair amount of passion." Some Hearts
Some Hearts
won Album
Album
of the Year at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards, while "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats" both won Single of the Year at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards
Academy of Country Music Awards
and 2007 Country Music Association Awards, respectively. At the 49th Grammy Awards, in 2007, Underwood won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best New Artist and the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Jesus, Take the Wheel", which also won Best Country Song for its songwriters, being nominated for Song of the Year as well. The following year, at the 50th Grammy Awards, Underwood won the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Before He Cheats". The song won Best Country Song for the songwriters as well as being nominated for Song of the Year. Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Result

41st Academy of Country Music Awards Album
Album
of the Year Won

2006 Billboard Music Awards Album
Album
of the Year Won

Country Album
Album
of the Year Won

Female Billboard 200
Billboard 200
Album
Album
Artist of the Year Won

2007 American Music Awards Favorite Country Album Won

2007 Billboard Music Awards Country Album
Album
of the Year Won

2009 Billboard Music Awards Country Album
Album
of the Decade Won

Commercial performance[edit] Some Hearts
Some Hearts
debuted number two on the Billboard 200, behind Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor
Confessions on a Dance Floor
and number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums selling 315,000 copies in its first week.[11] The large first week sales of Some Hearts
Some Hearts
made it the biggest debut of any country artist since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1991.[12] It was also the fifth best first-week sales for any American Idol contestant (behind Ruben Studdard's Soulful, her own Play On and Carnival Ride, and Clay Aiken's Measure of a Man, which sold over 417,000 copies, 318,000 copies, 527,000 copies and 613,000 copies, respectively, in their first weeks). In the week of December 25, 2006, the album's fifty-eighth week on the chart, the album rose back up to number four on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart after selling close to 300,000 copies. Some Hearts
Some Hearts
became the best-selling album of 2006 in all genres in the United States.[13] The album was also the best-selling country album in the United States
United States
of both 2006 and 2007, making Underwood the first female artist in Billboard history to earn back-to-back honors for Top Country Album.[14] Additionally, it was the best-selling female country album of 2005, 2006 and 2007.[15] On the U.S. Billboard 200, the album had a run of 137 consecutive weeks on the chart, the second-longest for any album released in 2005, behind Nickelback's All the Right Reasons, making it the sixth album with the most weeks spent on such a chart since 2000.[16][17] The album spent 10 weeks within the Top 5 of the Billboard 200, a record among American Idol
American Idol
alumni.[18] On the week dated December 12, 2009, under the changes of Billboard's rules, the album re-entered the Billboard 200, at number 132. The album appeared on the Billboard Year-End Chart for 2009, coming in at number 158 for album sales that year.[19] On the week dated for August 7, 2010, the album climbed back onto the Billboard 200, reaching No. 191. On the week dated for December 5, 2010, the album once again landed onto the Billboard 200, reaching No. 192. On the week dated for December 8, 2012, the album once again landed onto the Billboard 200, reaching No. 69. Some Hearts
Some Hearts
has since been certified eight times Platinum by the RIAA,[20] and is the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the SoundScan era,[21][22] the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history,[23] the best-selling Country album of the last 10 years,[24] and the best-selling album by an American Idol
American Idol
alumni in the U.S.[25] As of December 2015, it has sold over 7,450,000 copies in the United States.[26] On October 24, 2016, the album was certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA.[27] By December 2007, Some Hearts
Some Hearts
had sold over 8 million copies worldwide, according to Forbes.[28] It has now sold over nine million copies worldwide.[29] In December 2009, Billboard announced that the album was the biggest-selling country album of the 2000s decade, as well as the fourteenth biggest-selling album of any genre.[30][31] On August 6, 2016 issue of Billboard, Some Hearts
Some Hearts
reached No. 7 on the All-time Country Albums chart. On All-time Country Songs chart, the album's fourth single, "Before He Cheats", reached No. 64. Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "Wasted"

Troy Verges Marv Green Hillary Lindsey

4:34

2. "Don't Forget to Remember Me"

Morgane Hayes Kelley Lovelace Ashley Gorley

4:00

3. "Some Hearts" Diane Warren 3:48

4. "Jesus, Take the Wheel"

Brett James Lindsey Gordie Sampson

3:46

5. "The Night Before (Life Goes On)"

Wendell Mobley Neil Thrasher Jimmy Olander

3:54

6. "Lessons Learned" Warren 4:09

7. "Before He Cheats"

Chris Tompkins Josh Kear

3:19

8. "Starts with Goodbye"

Angelo Petraglia Lindsey

4:06

9. "I Just Can't Live a Lie"

Steve Robson Wayne Hector

3:59

10. "We're Young and Beautiful"

Rivers Rutherford Steve McEwan

3:53

11. "That's Where It Is"

Melissa Peirce Robson Greg Becker

3:35

12. "Whenever You Remember" Warren 3:47

13. "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore"

Carrie Underwood Trey Bruce Petraglia

3:21

Total length: 50:19

North American bonus track

No. Title Writer(s) Length

14. "Inside Your Heaven"

Andreas Carlsson Pelle Nyhlén Savan Kotecha

3:45

Total length: 54:04

Personnel[edit] As listed in liner notes.[32]

Tom Bukovac – electric guitar Jim Van Cleve – fiddle Lisa Cochran – background vocals Perry Coleman – background vocals Randy Cantor – guitar, bass guitar, bass, lap steel guitar, keyboards, programming, recording J. T. Corenflos – electric guitar Gretchen Peters
Gretchen Peters
– strings, writer Jeanette Olsson – background vocals Stephen Crook – recording Eric Darken – percussion Shannon Forrest – drums Paul Franklin – steel guitar Morgane Hayes – background vocals Wes Hightower – background vocals Mark Hill – bass guitar Dann Huff – electric guitar Tim Roberts – drums, assistant mix engineer John Hanes – piano, additional protools engineers Mike Johnson – steel guitar Charlie Judge – keyboards, programming Hillary Lindsey
Hillary Lindsey
– background vocals Chris McHugh – drums Gary Morse – steel guitar Jacob Miller – additional vocal production Carlos Alvarez – mixing Bryan Golder – recording Mikal Blue – recording Stephen Crook – recording Clarita Sanchaz – assistant mix engineer Serban Ghenea – mixing Steve Nathan – keyboards Matt Rollings
Matt Rollings
– piano Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass guitar Adam Steffey – mandolin Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar Neil Thrasher – background vocals Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
– lead vocals, background vocals Biff Watson – acoustic guitar Lonnie Wilson – drums Jonathan Yudkin – fiddle, dobro, mandolin, banjo, violin, viola, cello, arco bass, octofone

All strings on "Jesus, Take the Wheel" performed and arranged by Jonathan Yudkin. String section on "Lessons Learned" and "Starts with Goodbye":

Arranged and conducted by Paul Buckmaster Violins – Cani, Susan Chatman, Joel Derouin, Endre Granat, Julian Hallmark, Mario de Leon, Michael Markman, Sid Page, Alyssa Park, Michele Richards, Teresa Stanisla, Josefina Vergara Violas – Denyse Buffum, Andrew Duckles, Matt Funes, Shanti Randall Cellos – Larry Corbett, Suzie Katayama, Steve Richards, Daniel Smith

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005–07) Peak position

Canadian Albums (Billboard)[33] 11

UK Country Albums (OCC)[34] 1

US Billboard 200[35] 2

US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[36] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications

US Country US US Pop US AC CAN

2005 "Jesus, Take the Wheel" 1 20 36 23 —

US: 3× Platinum[37]

"Some Hearts" — — — 12 —

2006 "Don't Forget to Remember Me" 2 49 77 — —

US: Gold[37]

"Before He Cheats"A 1 8 9 6 4

US: 5× Platinum[37] CAN: Platinum[38]

2007 "Wasted" 1 37 54 — 35

US: Platinum[37]

A "Before He Cheats" charted for twenty weeks on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart before being confirmed as a single.

Preceded by The Road and the Radio
The Road and the Radio
by Kenny Chesney Top Country Albums number-one album December 3, 2005 Succeeded by The Road and the Radio
The Road and the Radio
by Kenny Chesney

Preceded by The Road and the Radio
The Road and the Radio
by Kenny Chesney Top Country Albums number-one album December 17, 2005 - February 4, 2006 Succeeded by Your Man
Your Man
by Josh Turner

Preceded by Your Man
Your Man
by Josh Turner Top Country Albums number-one album February 18, 2006 - March 11, 2006 Succeeded by Precious Memories by Alan Jackson

Preceded by Precious Memories by Alan Jackson Top Country Albums number-one album March 25, 2006 - April 1, 2006 Succeeded by Precious Memories by Alan Jackson

Preceded by Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing by Keith Urban Top Country Albums number-one album December 16, 2006 - January 13, 2007 Succeeded by Me and My Gang by Rascal Flatts

Preceded by Me and My Gang by Rascal Flatts Top Country Albums number-one album February 3, 2007 - February 10, 2007 Succeeded by Totally Country Vol. 6
Totally Country Vol. 6
by Various Artists

Preceded by Greatest Hits by Gary Allan Top Country Albums number-one album March 31, 2007 - April 7, 2007 Succeeded by Let It Go by Tim McGraw

Preceded by Bucky Covington
Bucky Covington
by Bucky Covington Top Country Albums number-one album May 12, 2007 Succeeded by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Miranda Lambert

Preceded by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Miranda Lambert Top Country Albums number-one album May 26, 2007 Succeeded by One of the Boys by Gretchen Wilson

Preceded by One of the Boys by Gretchen Wilson Top Country Albums number-one album June 9, 2007 Succeeded by Relentless by Jason Aldean

Preceded by Greatest Hits by Shania Twain Top Country Albums number-one album of the year 2006 - 2007 Succeeded by Long Road out of Eden
Long Road out of Eden
by Eagles

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Canada
Canada
(Music Canada)[39] 3× Platinum 300,000^

United States
United States
(RIAA)[40] 8× Platinum 8,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date

United Kingdom November 14, 2005

United States November 15, 2005

New Zealand

Canada

Australia

Ireland January 11, 2006

Germany

Norway

Denmark

Sweden

Austria

Switzerland

Mexico

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External links[edit]

Billboard albums chart info

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Some Hearts Carnival Ride Play On Blown Away Storyteller

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Greatest Hits: Decade #1

Video albums

The Blown Away Tour: Live

Concert tours

Carrie Underwood: Live in Concert Carnival Ride
Carnival Ride
Tour Play On Tour Blown Away Tour Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round Ripcord World Tour

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