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Underwood: UK acts 'invading' US
Carrie Underwood has joked that UK acts are "invading" the US charts.
The 29-year-old country music star hopes breaking into the UK market will in some way rebalance the flood of successful British acts like Adele, One Direction and The Wanted who are succeeding in her home country.
"We're kind of being invaded right now, in the US, in a good way," she said. "I do think it would be really cool if I were loved and accepted here, that's the hope for this week."
Carrie recently found herself in a media storm after voicing support for gay marriage.
In an interview with The Independent, the married singer was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love.
Her comments created a backlash online from those angry with her stance.
"I was asked a difficult question in the last five minutes of an interview and I answered it the best way I knew how, and after that I do what I do and I love making music and I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy," she told The Associated Press.
The American Idol and Grammy winner, who is in the UK to promote her latest album Blown Away, previously visited Britain on a sightseeing trip.
"I didn't sign autographs or anything then, nobody was coming to hear me sing, this is a definite difference this time round," she said.