Carrie Underwood is an American country artist, singer, and songwriter that shifted the music landscape in the 2000's. Underwood rose to fame after winning the fourth season of American Idol, and became an incredibly successful artist. This is a rare accomplishment given that Idol winners see little career success. Her debut album Some Hearts turned the country world on its axis, becoming the fastest selling debut country album, the best-selling solo female debut country album, and the best-selling country album of the last ten years. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 9 American Music Awards. People like her.