Carrie Underwood's 'Inside Your Heaven' Debuts as Best Selling Song in the Nation and Breaks Chart History

Jun 23, 2005, 01:00 ET from Schmidt Relations

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Idol 4 winner Carrie
 Underwood's "Inside Your Heaven" (19 Recordings/Arista Records) has debuted at
 #1 on Billboard's Hot 100. The single is the best selling song in the nation
 and also debuts at #1 on three additional Billboard charts, including the Pop
 100, the Singles Sales chart and the Country Singles sales charts. With first
 week sales of nearly 170,000, the song now ranks as the best selling song of
 2005 year to date.
     Underwood also breaks Billboard chart history as the first country music
 artist ever to debut at #1 on the Hot 100. Underwood's "Inside Your Heaven"
 also becomes the first song from a country artist to go to #1 on the Hot 100
 since Lonestar's "Amazed" did so in 2000.
     "My dreams continue to come true," says Underwood. "Thanks to the fans for
 voting me as their IDOL and for wanting to hear - and have - my music!"
     Underwood is currently busy listening to songs for her debut country
 album, due out this Fall, and also rehearsing for the American Idol tour which
 will launch July 12 in Sunrise, Florida.
     Underwood, 22 years old from Checotah, OK, was crowned the American Idol
 winner at the two-hour finale held at the Kodak Theater, in Los Angeles, on
 May 25th averaging over 30 million viewers. American Idol has been nominated
 for eight Emmy Awards and is created and executive produced by Simon Fuller,
 founder of 19 Entertainment. American Idol is the #1 show of the current
 television season.
 
 

SOURCE Schmidt Relations
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Idol 4 winner Carrie
 Underwood's "Inside Your Heaven" (19 Recordings/Arista Records) has debuted at
 #1 on Billboard's Hot 100. The single is the best selling song in the nation
 and also debuts at #1 on three additional Billboard charts, including the Pop
 100, the Singles Sales chart and the Country Singles sales charts. With first
 week sales of nearly 170,000, the song now ranks as the best selling song of
 2005 year to date.
     Underwood also breaks Billboard chart history as the first country music
 artist ever to debut at #1 on the Hot 100. Underwood's "Inside Your Heaven"
 also becomes the first song from a country artist to go to #1 on the Hot 100
 since Lonestar's "Amazed" did so in 2000.
     "My dreams continue to come true," says Underwood. "Thanks to the fans for
 voting me as their IDOL and for wanting to hear - and have - my music!"
     Underwood is currently busy listening to songs for her debut country
 album, due out this Fall, and also rehearsing for the American Idol tour which
 will launch July 12 in Sunrise, Florida.
     Underwood, 22 years old from Checotah, OK, was crowned the American Idol
 winner at the two-hour finale held at the Kodak Theater, in Los Angeles, on
 May 25th averaging over 30 million viewers. American Idol has been nominated
 for eight Emmy Awards and is created and executive produced by Simon Fuller,
 founder of 19 Entertainment. American Idol is the #1 show of the current
 television season.
 
 SOURCE  Schmidt Relations