According to Billboard, Cry Pretty also opened with the best-selling initial week for any country release of this season. It marked the best opening week because Luke Bryan’s album Kill the Lights surfaced with over 320,000 copies in August 2015.
Emimen’s surprise record Kamikaze reaches No.2 in the US album charts, followed by rapper 6lack, whose next LP East Atlanta Love Letter debuted at the top 10 with 77,000 complete copies sold.
Rounding off the top 10 are Paul McCartney along with his 17th solo album Egypt Station, at No.8, Nicki Minaj’s record Queen at No.9, and Juice World’s Goodbye & Good Riddance in No.10.
Underwood also scored the bestselling week of 2018 to get a female artist in any genre, selling 266,000 complete copies in its first week — more than the number achieved by rapper Cardi B earlier this year with her introduction Invasion of Privacy.
She achieved No.1’s with her records Blown Away (2012), Play On (2009) and Carnival Ride (2007). She had formerly been tied with Faith Hill, Linda Ronstadt and Taylor Swift, together with three No.1 albums each. (Swift has five No.1s on the Billboard 200, such as pop albums standing and 1989).
Drake’s Scorpion reaches No.4, followed closely by Travis Scott’s Most Up-to-date record Astroworld. Article Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys remains at the top 10, at No.6, and Ariana Grande’s album Sweetener reaches No.7.
Carrie Underwood is the first female country artist to score four No.1 records, following her new album Cry Pretty topped the Billboard 200 in the united states.