Carrie Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, hangs on to the top spot on the charts this holiday season, following its chart-topping debut across multiple global charts. Released on September 25th, My Gift remains at Number One on the Christian chart 11 weeks after its release, in addition to reclaiming the top spot on the Billboard Country chart last week for the third non-consecutive week.
My Gift has also consistently stayed in the Top Five on the Billboard Holiday Album Chart since its release, and it currently sits at Number Five on the all-genre Billboard Top 200.
Carrie tells us that recording the uplifting songs on this album during one of the most unsettling times in history proved cathartic. ["I knew I was going to make this album at the end of last year before we had any idea what this year was going to look like and we started doing this. The spring and the summer, I’m getting to go in and I’m getting to sing these joyful, happy, hopeful songs. It was therapeutic in a way. You can’t be sad singing these songs, and for me to have that gift myself of getting to sing songs that I love and just to sing in general it really was a gift. It was a blessing in 2020. So I hope people get that when they listen to it."] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . listen to it.)
My Gift features a combination of traditional favorites as well as several new originals, two of which were co-written by Carrie.
Yesterday (Wednesday, Dec. 16th), Carrie released a special behind-the-scenes look from the set of the "Hallelujah" music video, her duet with John Legend.
Carrie Underwood On Christmas Album Being A Blessing In 2020 :