Carrie Underwood‘s highly-anticipated fifth studio album has debuted at the top of the charts.
Storyteller hit number one on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart, and number two on the all-genre the Billboard 200. During its first week of sales, Underwood’s latest release sold over 164,000 copies.
According to Billboard, the solid first week of sales also helped Underwood break a career record. She has now become the first artist in history to release six consecutive albums that have debuted at number one. This narrowly beats Miranda Lambert‘s record of five straight albums that opened on the top of the charts. Storyteller’s first week of sales was also the highest for a female country artist since Lambert’s 2014 release, Platinum.
The strong debut was supported by Underwood’s incredibly loyal fanbase, and the surprise release of her latest single, “Smoke Break.” The track is steadily hanging in the top 10 on the country charts, and has garnered high critical acclaim.
Underwood will spend the next few months promoting her new release before hitting the road in January. The Storyteller tour, which has been marketed as an “intimate and unique concert experience,” will kick off in Jacksonville, Fla. with support from Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers.