Carrie Underwood is an American country singer who rose to fame in 2005 as the winner of the fourth season of the hit television show, American Idol. Carrie Underwood has gone on to become a multi-platinum selling artist, three-time Academy of Country Music award winner, and a multiple Grammy Award winner. Her debut album, Some Hearts went seven times platinum and was the best-selling country female debut album in history. Her second album went three times platinum and spawned four number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Carrie Underwood's debut album was awarded Best Country Album of the 2000 Decade by Billboard.