Will CMA Bump Push Carrie Underwood Past Madonna?

Carrie Underwood 'Some Hearts' album cover

HitsDailyDouble.com report that one-day sales show Madonna’s ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ album is set to sell 325-350,000 copies in its first week, based on one-day sales. Meanwhile, ‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood’s debut looks to sell between 300-325,000 copies of her debut ‘Some Hearts’. But after Underwood’s performance of ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ at the CMA Awards, Underwood may get the bump to knock the Material Girl out of the top slot by week’s end.

Madonna Performs At Koko

November 16, 2005 – Madonna launched her new album ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ at the London club where she gave her first live UK performance 22 years ago. The pop icon performed a set of five songs at the Koko Club, formerly the Camden Palace on Tuesday (November 15).

Kabbalah Helps Keep Madonna’s ‘Huge Ego’ In Check

November 16, 2005 – Madonna revealed to The Mirror that her devotion to Kabbalah helps keep her “huge ego” in check. “I’m open to absolutely anything,” she said. “If somebody is smart and they can answer your questions then I’m totally hooked. I know the world sees me as this nut-nut, but it all makes utter sense to me. Basically I have a huge ego and I needed to change.”

Madonna Was ‘Frigging Devastated’ By Bush’s Re-Election

November 16, 2005 – Madonna tells Rolling Stone that the reelection of President George W. Bush last November was tough to take. “I was just frigging devastated,” she recalled. “It was a real sad day. I don’t get how people can have all these facts and still turn away from them.” As for Bush’s current troubles, sparked over post Hurricane Katrina failures, the singer said, “9/11 was too ambiguous. You couldn’t prove how the government was somehow in on the deal. … You could say, ‘Oh, that’s just Michael Moore.’ … New Orleans was undeniable irresponsibility.”

Don’t Confuse Martin Scorsese With Madonna

November 16, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “Famed director Martin Scorsese says he does not want to make any more Hollywood blockbusters. Now, don’t confuse that with Madonna, who doesn’t want to make anymore movies that go straight to Blockbuster.”

Madonna Purchases Power Plate To Prevent Cellulite

November 15, 2005 – The Sun reports that Madonna shopped at Harrods and spent £2,600 on a vibrating Power Plate gizmo, which claims to benefit anti-aging and stave off cellulite. “She came to Harrods in person and had a private viewing and ordered the Power Plate without even checking the price,” a source revealed. “She asked for the private meeting with sales staff because she was making a ‘sensitive’ purchase. She made it clear that there would be hell to pay if anybody uttered a word about what she was buying.”

Carrie Underwood: Only Arrogant Loudmouth Guys Talk To Me

OK! magazine caught up with Carrie Underwood and asked the ‘American Idol’ season four champ if guys are now throwing themselves at her with all the success she’s enjoyed. “On no. I thought guys were scared of me before,” she said. “They’re absolutely horrified of me right now! I don’t consider myself to be an intimidating person, but I think I always have been. All the nice, sweet ones and the ones I’d want to meet hang back and don’t ever talk to me, and the ones that are real loudmouths and think they’re really cool, they’re the ones that will come up and talk to me. They’re the ones I don’t want to talk to. I’m not dating anyone now – there’s no time – but I’m always looking!”

Carrie Underwood Aims For Crossover Success

Arista Nashville, a division of RCA Label Group, is partnering with 19 Recordings and J Records in New York to promote ‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood’s November 15 debut, ‘Some Hearts.’ Underwood is depending on both labels to shepherd her efforts. “They know what they’re doing,” she says. “I’m a country singer, but because of my exposure on ‘American Idol,’ I might tend to cross over naturally.”

Carrie Underwood Ready To See How She’ll Do On Her Own

With the ‘American Idol’ tour drawing to a close, the show’s season four champ Carrie Underwood is ready to hit the recording studio to make the debut album, set for a November release. The singer told Zap2it.com that she and her fellow finalists “want to see what they can do on their own now. It’s going to be really interesting to see where everybody ends up. I’m not going to get any rest between the end of the tour and making my album, but I’m just looking forward to getting in there and doing it. The single [‘Inside Your Heaven’] was a big test for me, because a lot of people watched the television show and voted, but I wondered how I would fare outside of that. It made me feel really good that I still had so much support behind me, and that people would go out and buy my song. Now it’s like, ‘OK, I’ll make my album, and I hope it really does well.’ It’s all been such a wonderful experience that even if I don’t get to do anything else after this, I’ve had the time of my life.”

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Carrie Underwood Chats With Jackie & Bender

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‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood was on the phone with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle to promote the ‘Idol’ tour stop in Everett tonight. Underwood talked about missing her parents and friends at home while touring, the great reception the tour got in Oklahoma, progress she’s made on her debut album, and they wrapped up with the lightning round. kiss1061.com has since removed the audio.

Carrie Underwood Hershey Vintage T-Shirt Commercials

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Hersheys.com has added commercials for ‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood’s promotions of Hershey, Almond Joy, and Kit Kat. The singer performs the classic jingle for each candy bar, and tells viewers how to get a free vintage t-shirt of each variety. Check it out on the TV Spots section at hersheys.com.

More Ad Deals For Carrie Underwood

The Associated Press reports ‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood will sing “sometimes you feel like a nut … sometimes you don’t” for Almond Joy and Mounds. She also will sing “give me a break” for Kit Kat and “Hershey’s is … the great American chocolate bar.”

Skechers Lands Carrie Underwood For Global Campaign

Skechers has signed ‘American Idol’ season four winner Carrie Underwood to a global endorsement agreement. “Being a part of Skechers is exciting. It is such a hip company with a great attitude and image,” said Underwood. “I’ve been wearing Skechers for years, so for me this is a really great project. I can proudly endorse Skechers — and happily add more pairs to my closet!”

Carrie Underwood Wears $50 Million In Diamonds

‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood, wearing $50 million dollars in diamonds, was on hand at the California Lottery’s premiere of Mega Millions at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California on Friday (June 24).

Carrie Underwood’s Close Call At Bloomingdale’s

Carrie Underwood singer

The National Enquirer reports that ‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood almost got hauled away for shoplifting at Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan when she left the store with a pricey bag of clothing. Her salesperson forgot to clip a security tag, and when guards demanded Carrie’s receipts, the singer babbled and couldn’t find them, insisting her designer that had been with her had the receipts. But before Underwood was to be hauled off Winona Ryder style, a saleslady recognized her from the Fox hit and shortly after, her stylist arrived with the missing receipts.