Carrie Underwood has extended a chart-topping streak in heavenly fashion, sending first album of gospel hymns to Number One this week. But My Savior didn’t just top the Billboard Christian chart, it landed on a few other peaks as well.
Debuting at Number One on both the Billboard Christian and Country charts, as well as Billboard’s Top Albums, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and Digital Albums charts, the feat has almost become routine for Underwood — but it should be big news. Also landing at Number Four on the all-genre Billboard 200 list, the Country Albums Number One debut is her ninth straight, and in all of country history, she’s the only artist to do that.
Released on March 26, My Savoir was a labor of love for the superstar, who went back to her roots to record her favorite hymns from a childhood in the church. Working with producer David Garcia, the set followed her first Christmas album, My Gift, which also made a Number One debut last fall.
In related news, Carrie Underwood delivered a special performance of My Savior on hollowed ground to celebrate Easter, singing live from an empty Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Featuring songs from the album like “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” that performance is available via Facebook for a limited time, and she’ll soon perform again at this year’s ACM Awards (April 18 on CBS).