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Susan Boyle Album Makes Music History in the U.K.; U.S. Album Debut Likely Phenomenal As Well

Nov 30, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Susan Boyle, who took the world by strorm earlier this year with her rendition of  the song "I Dreamed a Dream" on the U.K. reality TV show "Britain’s Got Talent," has made music history  on the U.K. music charts,  Reuters reports.

According to the report, "Entering the music charts in the top spot on Sunday, Boyle’s ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ sold more than 410,000 copies — the biggest first week sales for a debut album in U.K. chart history, the Official Charts Company said."

And a report published the day before Thanksgiving at Billboard.com, says that in the U.S. Boyle’s CD, which was released last week, is expected to be the biggest U.S. debut of the year.

According to the Billboard article, "While distribution projections for Boyle’s album start at the 550,000 mark, some executives are reluctant to guess how high it will go. If Sony can keep product rolling and if big boxes ‘have stock on Black Friday, who knows how well the album can do,’ says one veteran prognosticator, who thinks the Boyle album will sell at least 700,000 copies this week.

Heretofore the biggest-selling album that has debuted this year in the U.S. was Eminem’s "Relapse," which came out in May and sold 608,000 in its first week.

–Chuck Ross

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