A new world record has been made by Carrie Underwood. The "American Idol" winner is having her debut album, "Some Hearts", certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA for sales of 5 million copies.
Released on Nov. 15, 2005, "Some Hearts" has spent a total of 20 weeks at the top of Billboard's Country Albums chart. The certification, thus, has earned Underwood the fastest quintuple-platinum certification ever for a debut album by a female country artist.
In other Underwood news, the singer is set to return to the studio after the Grammy Awards to record her second LP, a follow up to the great "Hearts". "We're getting songs together and writing stuff in the next couple of weeks, because I didn't really want to jump into anything until we knew what direction we were going in," Underwood told Billboard Magazine.