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Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty' Is First Country No. 1 on Digital Song Sales Chart Since 2014

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Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas. 

Carrie Underwood's "Cry Pretty," which she performed live for the first time at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards April 15, soars 20-5 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (dated April 28).

Released April 11, the track jumps 4-1 on Country Digital Songs Sales with 54,000 downloads sold in its first full week of tracking (April 13-19; up from 21,000), according to Nielsen Music, becoming Underwood's sixth No. 1 on the survey and first since 2015's "Smoke Break."

"Pretty" concurrently becomes Underwood's first No. 1 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales survey, where it's the first country leader since Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down," which topped the Aug. 9, 2014-dated tally. It's the first such song by a woman since Taylor Swift's "Begin Again" (Oct. 13, 2012).

"Pretty" additionally boasts 3.8 million U.S. streams (up from 782,000).

Underwood notches her 27th total and consecutive Hot Country Songs top 10, encompassing all of her country singles promoted to the format, excluding holiday fare. She began her run with her first country single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel," which in 2006 became the first of her 14 No. 1s.

Underwood extends the longest streak of top 10 promoted singles from a career's start on Hot Country Songs. Tracy Lawrence ranks second with 19 in 1992-97.

 On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, "Pretty" debuts at No. 48.