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- Born in Oklahoma, Carrie Underwood won the 2015 edition of "American Idol"
- She won her first Grammy in 2006 as best new artist and best female vocal country performance
- She is the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Thursday honoring seven-time Grammy-winning country singer Carrie Underwood, six days after the release of her latest album "Cry Pretty."
Underwood was joined in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Capitol Records building on Vine Street by Simon Cowell and Brad Paisley.
Cowell was a judge on "American Idol" in 2005 when Underwood won the singing competition, which then aired on Fox. Paisley will co-host the Country Music Association Awards with Underwood for the 11th consecutive year in November.
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The star is the 2,646th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony was livestreamed on walkoffame.com.
Underwood has sold more than 64 million records worldwide and recorded 26 No. 1 singles. Her catalog of songs has been streamed more than 2.6 billion times worldwide.
The title track of "Cry Pretty" debuted as the No. 1 song in the U.S. all genres chart and topped the download charts in 38 nations when it was released in April.
Born March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and raised on her parents' farm in the nearby rural town of Checotah, Underwood won her first Grammy in 2006 as best new artist and best female vocal country performance. She won again for best female vocal country performance in 2007 and 2008, won for best country collaboration with vocals in 2009 and best country solo performance in 2012 and 2014.
Underwood was also nominated for Grammys seven other times.
Underwood is the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year. She has also won 18 Country Music Television Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 American Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards.