Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood’s new album, My Savior, debuts #1 on the Billboard Country and Christian Charts, as well as #4 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 72,644 SPS units. Additionally, the album is #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and is the #1 Current Digital Album. My Savior is Underwood’s ninth consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart – extending her record as the only Country artist to achieve that feat with all nine of her studio album releases from the beginning of her career.
My Savior is also the #1 Country Album and #1 Christian album in Canada. The album was #1 on the iTunes Album Sales Chart in the U.S. for all genres throughout the week of release and is currently #1. It was also the #1 Country Album on iTunes in Canada and Australia.
Seven songs from My Savior debuted on the Country Songs Track chart: “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “Just As I Am,” “Because He Lives,” “Victory In Jesus,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Blessed Assurance.”
The success of My Savior comes on the heels of Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, which debuted #1 across multiple global charts, including Billboard Country, Christian and Holiday charts. The album remained at #1 on the Christian chart 11 weeks after it was released and debuted #1 on the UK country chart (her fifth #1 on the chart) and #1 on the Canadian country chart. It went on to reclaim the #1 spot on the Billboard Country chart in the U.S. for a third non-consecutive week, and consistently remained in the Top 5 on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart throughout the holidays, hitting #5 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200.
Critics have praised Underwood and My Savior:
“Carrie Underwood’s First Gospel Album is Straightforward and Stunning…
The bulk of My Savior‘s tracks were written in the 1800s…but nothing about Underwood’s
approach feels boring, stale, or preachy. Though many of these hymns have long since entered the public
domain, becoming standards and sacred classics for millions of Christians, Underwood
manages to offer a fresh interpretation – no small feat. The world may know Underwood as a
chart-topping force to be reckoned with, but My Savior is stunning and simple – and
one of her most intimate projects yet. Rating: A” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Just as she did on her recent Christmas album My Gift, the country star uses her spectacular voice
on My Savior to reinvigorate age-old classics and push her aesthetic forward…
The songs may be traditional, but Underwood adds country, folk and bluegrass elements,
such as her bluegrass-tinged ‘Nothing But the Blood of Jesus’ or the acoustic ‘Blessed Assurance.’
Framing her beautiful voice with simple arrangements and instrumentation serves the song
and the singer well. A moving testament to her faith.” BILLBOARD
Yesterday, Carrie was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, watch here, where she discussed the impact of her faith and the process of making My Savior. Her virtual concert event, “My Savior: Live From The Ryman,” (key art here) streamed live globally on Facebook on Easter Sunday (April 4) from the iconic, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, also known around the world as the “Mother Church of Country Music.” Fans can watch the performance, which benefitted Save the Children, here as it will remain exclusively on Facebook for a limited time.
My Savior consists of covers of some of Underwood’s favorite traditional gospel hymns in a unique pastiche of musical styles from classic country to folk, bluegrass, and gospel. The album will be available on vinyl April 30. My Savior is co-produced and arranged by Underwood and GRAMMY® Award winner David Garcia, with whom she co-produced her critically acclaimed 2018 album Cry Pretty, her seventh album to be certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. Garcia is a multi-platinum selling, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer and songwriter.