Original Album Sales – Comments
2005 Some Hearts – 8,610,000
2007 Carnival Ride – 3,790,000
2009 Play On – 2,580,000
2012 Blown Away – 2,110,000
2015 Storyteller – 960,000
A total of 18,05 million across 5 albums may not look that impressive. Once you consider that more than 90% of these sales come from the US alone the story is different. Some Hearts was a monster there, hitting 8 million pure sales. Since the date of its release to date, only Adele did better with both 21 and 25.
After this gigantic start, one can only go down. That’s what happened for Underwood, although she still topped 2 million pure sales with each of the following 3 albums. The continuous decrease is sales is negative yet, so is the fact that Storyteller failed to hit a million. We are left wondering how these albums performed through digital singles and streaming…