Carrie Underwood is one of the most popular artists in country music history. Along with Taylor Swift who has also made a name for her self in and outside of the country music scene! We will find out who’s made more, album sales, concert tickets, and see what they’re up to now!
Carrie Underwood, shot to super stardom after winning American Idol in 2005. She later released the debut album ” Some Hearts” ranking in a nice total of 7.5 million albums in sale! This album remained #1 in the country and billboard charts for a number of weeks, and she also had great success with her single “Before He Cheats.” Which also ended up at #1 on the Billboard Charts along with Country Radio play nation wide.
Her sophomore album, entitled “Carnival Ride” had nice success to selling 3.5 million albums! And her latest CD “Play On” has done amazingly well also selling over 1.2 million copies in less then a year!
Carrie Underwood’s total: 12.2 million albums
Taylor Swift came to the country stations with her first album debuting with her self entitled CD “Taylor Swift.” This album went to the #1 spot and sold nearly 1.5 million albums so far! Her second album “Fearless,” was a bigger success with 2.6 million albums in sales, which also landed at #1 and stayed there for 11 consecutive weeks.
Taylor Swift’s total: 3.8 million albums
Carrie Underwood has toured across the us three times with her two solo headlining tours and with AI 2005 tour! She usually sells out and is on tour for most of the year. Her number of shows from both solo tours add up to be 203 shows most of which were sold out. Many people say Carrie is amazing live!
Carnival Ride Tour (2008): $15 million
Play On Tour (2010): $18.4 million with around 375,000 tickets ( 4 months)
Taylor Swift had a massively successful tour in 2009. Her headlining tour was also sold out and ranked in many shows! Around 105 shows. Unfortunately, latest polls and reports say fans were not impressed by her live singing and often distracted audiences with props?
Fearless Tour: $30 million
Carrie Underwood 2010: $23 million (tour and sales)
Taylor Swift: $40 million (sales and appearances)
Carrie Underwood has many awards from various shows. She currently has 5 Grammy’s, 10 ACM and 14 Billboard Music Awards! She also holds the Entertainer of the Year 2nd year in a row (1st women in history to do so) and Carrie is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Total: 70 Awards (TIE)
Taylor Swift was a big competitor against Carrie Underwood. Taylor won many awards including 7 teen choice awards and 4 Grammy’s!
Total: 70 Awards (TIE)
Singing and Writing:
Carrie Underwood started co-writing music on the second album and also wrote many songs on her latest CD. Including her hit “Undo it” along with AI judge Kara D.
Taylor usually writes most of her songs. But some people take offense that most of her songs are about one topic which is boys!
Based on these stats and latest poll’s… Carrie Underwood is the reigning champ of the title Queen of Country! My reason for this is Carrie is the whole package! She sounds great live, just got married, and has great albums/ticket sales! She also gives back to the community by 36 cents of every ticket going to charity. And she has her own charity CATS and is the spokesperson for the pedigree adoption drive!
Carrie’s Latest accomplishment’s:
-Getting Married to Hockey Player Mike Fisher
-Having her first movie role in “Soul Surfer” and a lead guest role in “How I met your Mother (cbs)”
– And it was just announced Carrie and Brad Paisley will host the Country Music Award’s for the 3rd time!