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Ellen DeGeneres' show, American Idol, a cover story in Country Weekly—all of it added up chart-topping success for Carrie Underwood's latest album, Blown Away, in its first week of sales.
It wasn't her best debut week for sales, but more than 267,000 copies of Blown Away were moved, good enough for Carrie to earn her third straight chart-topper on the all-genre Billboard 200 album sales chart. She trounced a new album by Norah Jones, which sold 110,000 copies.
Carrie is only the third artist to take three country albums to the top of the all-genre chart, behind Linda Ronstadt and Faith Hill.
And Carrie scored her fourth straight No. 1 debut on country albums chart, a feat only done before by Miranda Lambert.
Carrie got lots of help from the lead-off single, "Good Girl," which has already sold more than 500,000 digital copies.