Miranda Lambert Ties Carrie Underwood’s Country Albums Chart Record
Miranda Lambert's latest release, Wildcard, entered the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in the top position, tying a record held by fellow country music star Carrie Underwood.
Wildcard sold 53,000 equivalent albums in its first week, 44,000 of that sum in traditional album sales, according to Billboard. Those numbers allowed Lambert's newest album to debut at No. 1, making Wildcard her seventh consecutive chart-topping album. Both she and Underwood have now had their first seven albums top the Top Country Albums — the only two artists in that chart's 55-year history to do so. (Underwood added her seventh No. 1 album on the chart with the release of 2018's acclaimed Cry Pretty album.)
Lambert's Wildcard is the country singer's first release since her 2016 album The Weight of These Wings. That double-disc LP arrived at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with 122,000 units sold. Lambert's first release to top the chart was 2005's Kerosene, followed by 2007's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, then Revolution in 2009, Four the Record in 2011 and Platinum in 2014.
Platinum gave Lambert her biggest sales week to date, with 180,000 copies sold, and became Lambert's only chart-topping album on Billboard's all-genre 200 chart. It also includes one of Lambert's biggest songs to date, "Somethin' Bad," a collaboration with Underwood.
Lambert is also now tied for third place among women for most No. 1 Top Country Albums albums. Dolly Parton and Underwood both have seven, while Loretta Lynn has 10 and Reba McEntire has the most, with 13.
Wildcard also entered the all-genre Billboard 200 at No. 4.
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