It was the singer's first album to debut at number one on the Billboard and second to debut atop the Top Country Albums chart. The album was certified quadruple platinum , it has sold 3.
The first four of which reached No. The album and its songs were largely praised by music critics. Two of this album's tracks have been previously recorded by other artists.
Travis' version of the song was a Number One hit on the country charts that year. About the track, "I Know You Won't", Underwood said, "You get different feelings from different songs, and that one always just felt soft and vulnerable. Underwood promoted the record through both a joint tour with Keith Urban titled Love, Pain, and the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride Tour, which ran from January to April , while simultaneously embarking on her first solo headliner, the Carnival Ride Tour , which ran from February to December The DVD includes four live acoustic performances, as well as a four-part interview.
Following this a Platinum MusicPass edition was released on January 15, This release included a previously unreleased track and two music videos. On October 21, , a 2-disc set was released at Wal-Mart. The second CD contains five Christmas tracks, of which all were available for radio download on September 29, It was released in mid-September , two months before the album's official release and debuted on the U.
Billboard Hot Country Songs at number 20, making it the highest chart debut by a solo country female artist in 43 years of Nielsen BDS history. It eventually held the number one spot for 3 consecutive weeks. It also became her fifth top 20 hit when it peaked at number 17 on U.
Billboard Hot The second single, " All-American Girl ", was released around December It also became a success by hitting number one on the U. Billboard Hot Country Songs where it stayed there for 2 weeks and on the Canadian Country Charts where it stayed there for 5 weeks. It also managed to be a top 30 single on the U. Billboard Hot , where it peaked at number 27, making it her sixth top The song was certified 2x Platinum. The third single, " Last Name ", became Underwood's fastest single to hit number one on the U.
Billboard Hot Country Songs after only 13 weeks of its official release around April It stayed there for one week. It is also Underwood's sixth top 20 hit, reaching number 19 on the U. As of November , the song has sold 1,, copies . The fourth single, " Just a Dream ", reached Number One on the country charts for the chart week of November 8, and stayed there for 2 weeks, thus making Underwood the first solo female artist to pull four number one's from one album since Shania Twain did it with The Woman in Me.
It also managed to reach number 29 on U. Billboard Hot , becoming her 10th top 30 there. The song was certified Platinum on the week ending on September 4, ,  giving Underwood her 7th Platinum hit. As of November , it sold 1,, copies. It became Underwood's fourth top 10 all-genre hit, peaking at number nine on the U. S Billboard Hot On the week of April 10, it climbed to the top of the Canadian Country Charts and stayed there for one week.
The song peaked at number two on the Hot Country Songs chart, making it only her second country single to not reach number one on that chart after " Don't Forget To Remember Me " which also peaked at number two. As of January , the song has been certified Platinum. It has sold 1,, copies as of November . Carnival Ride received mostly positive reviews from music critics. On the music review aggregator Metacritic, it has received an average score of 72 out of based on ten reviews indicating generally favorable reviews.
The first official review of the album from AllMusic gave it 4 out of 5 stars, on par with what they gave her debut. The site classified the album as "completely contemporary country", and said "the remarkable thing about Carnival Ride is that it's stronger song for song than Some Hearts.
She delivers on all counts. Carnival Ride became Underwood's first number-one album on the U. Billboard , selling , copies in its first week of release. The album has sold 3,, copies in the United States.
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We may receive commission if your application for credit is successful. Back to home page Return to top. Back to home page. Listed in category:. Condition: New. Although his father worked as a tailor, he was also a gifted mandolin player. Alpert's mother also taught violin lessons, and both Herb and his brother David a drummer were introduced to music at a young age. Alpert first started out taking trumpet lessons at age eight, and by his teens was playing in dance bands and experimenting with recording equipment.
Graduating high school in , he did a two-year stint with the Sixth Army Band, after which he enrolled at the University of Southern California. It was during this period that he befriended Lou Adler, teaming with the budding lyricist and music impresario for a series of songs at Keen Records. Recorded cheaply in Alpert's garage as well as at Conway Recording Studio in Hollywood with members of the Wrecking Crew, the album found him experimenting with overdubbing his trumpet lines to create a full brass band sound.
The album's title track, a song written by collaborator Sol Lake and purportedly inspired by Alpert's experience seeing a bullfight in Mexico, became a number six U. Following 's Volume 2, Alpert scored his first Top Ten hit album with 's South of the Border, a further collection of mariachi-influenced arrangements and pop covers by the Beatles, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others. Arriving the following year, What Now My Love also fared well, remaining at number one for nine weeks.
More number one albums followed for Alpert, including 's S. Warm followed a year later, and featured an even more languid, Brazilian-influenced sound. It would be the Tijuana Brass' last album to crack the Top In , Alpert issued Rise, which found him embracing a sophisticated jazz, funk, and disco-influenced sound. One of his earliest albums co-produced with nephew Randy "Badazz" Alpert, it reached the Top Ten, largely buoyed by the hit title track. Alpert's album, Beyond, was also a Top 40 success.
It was followed by 's Fandango and 's Wild Romance, both of which found him further embracing a smooth crossover sound. In , Alpert also established the Herb Alpert Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to establishing educational, arts, and environmental programs for children. There, he released 's Passion Dance and 's Colors. Also during this period, he branched out into artistic venues, exhibiting his abstract expressionist paintings and co-producing a number of Broadway successes, including Angels in America and Jelly's Last Jam.
The albums found the duo touching upon various aspects of their careers, including jazz standards, Brazilian and Latin music, pop songs, and reworkings of classic hits. Also that year, Alpert released the electronic dance-infused project In the Mood. The following year, he returned with yet another stylistically varied collection of originals and cover songs, Come Fly with Me.
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