Carrie Underwood’s single “Cry Pretty” was released last month in April. It became her 27th top 10 single on the Hot Country Songs chart and debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #48. Since its release the song has sold more than 89,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
The recently released music video showcases Underwood in literal glittery tears while performing in an arena with her live band. In an interview with Billboard, the American Idol singer proclaimed:
The title refers to when emotions take over and you just can’t hold them back.
It really speaks to a lot of things that have happened in the past year and I hope when you hear it, you can relate those feelings to those times in your life. It’s emotional. It’s real. And it ROCKS.
When performing the song at the 2018 Country Music Awards, critics called it the best performance of the night and cited admiration for her return to the spotlight since her injury last year. The singer fell on the steps outside of her home which resulted in getting over 40 stitches on her face.
Her sixth album of the same name (Cry Pretty) is set for release on September 14, 2018 through Capital Nashville. It comes three years after her 2015 album Storyteller, which was later certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of 1 million copies. Worldwide the album debuted and peaked in the top 40 in many countries including Australia (#4), New Zealand (#13), Canada (#3), etc.
If Cry Pretty manages to top the U.S. Country charts, it will become her seventh consecutive #1 album on the charts. She’s currently the only artist to score six consecutive number one albums on this chart (this includes her compilation album Greatest Hits: Decade #1, released in 2014. It also reached the top 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart).