The country superstar has left Sony's Arista Nashville after five studio albums.
After a 12-year partnership with Sony Music's Arista Nashville imprint, Carrie Underwood has signed a new worldwide record deal with Universal Music Group. Announced today (March 28), the seven-time Grammy winner will team up with Capitol Records Nashville as part of UMG for the next phase of her career.
"Already a top tier force in country music, Carrie’s vast talents and creative bravery show that she is an artist who is prepared to take on a wide range of artist challenges,” says Mike Dungan, Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman and CEO.
The country superstar sky-rocketed to fame immediately after winning American Idol in 2005, and has gone on to sell 64 million records worldwide and recorded over two dozen No. 1 singles. Her debut, Some Hearts, has sold over seven million copies in the U.S. alone, according to Nielsen Music. Subsequent studio albums include Carnival Ride (2007), Play On (2009), Blown Away (2012) and Storyteller (2015). Each topped Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the middle three earned No. 1s on the overall Billboard 200 chart as well.