LAS VEGAS — Carly RaeJepsen just announced her new album, and her first number one album in nearly two decades.
The No. 2 album on the Billboard charts is “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which debuted with 14,000 copies sold in its first week.
Jepson has said she was inspired by her experience in the military and the struggle to make ends meet as a child in a rural community in Tennessee.
She is one of the highest-profile celebrities to endorse a new album in recent months.
“I’ve had the opportunity to see my country in the mirror and understand what it takes to be a citizen and to be able to make something of myself,” she said in a statement released by her agency, Goodwill Industries, on Tuesday.
She was joined in the top 10 by country singers Mariah Carey and Chris Stapleton and country singer Nick Jonas.
But the biggest surprise was “I Feel Like a Woman,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was the No. 3 album on Sunday.
In her new song, she sings of her own experiences as a survivor of domestic violence, and the challenges she faced in being a young woman.
“It’s hard to be an outsider.
We’re not used to hearing about it.
You feel like you can’t be a victim,” she sings on “The Weight.”
Jepsens debut album, “The Power of Now,” came out in 2013 and was released in 2015.
Her previous album, 2011’s “Faces Places,” sold more than 10 million copies and became a major pop cultural phenomenon.
She has sold more albums than any other singer-songwriter in history, including Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Adele.