Miranda Lambert’s latest album, Four the Record, debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, but that’s not all this country superstar has achieved. Lambert has become the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at No. 1. All three of her previous albums have been certified Platinum, and with more than 133,000 albums sold, Four the Record more than doubles the first week sales of her previous album. The album also debuted at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
“When you start out you want to blaze your own trail and set your goals and I always worry about living up to the standard I set for myself,” says Lambert on her success. “But I hope it says to every artist who is starting out that if you really go with your heart and stick to your guns and feel okay with exercising your creative license, it will all end up great because you are doing what you believe in.”
Four the Record has also received praise from critics. According to Entertainment Weekly, “Four is her most vivid effort yet, with brilliantly observed songs about lust (''Fine Tune'') and disappointment (''Same Old You''), as well as a stirring celebration of diversity (''All Kinds of Kinds'').'”