Susan Boyle Tops U.K. Albums Chart, May Beat Eminem's Best Selling Record

November 30, 2009 08:26:09 GMT

Coming out as this week's champ on U.K. Albums chart, Susan Boyle's 'I Dreamed a Dream' is predicted to break Eminem's 'Relapse' best-selling record.

Susan Boyle Tops U.K. Albums Chart, May Beat Eminem's Best Selling Record
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Susan Boyle may finish at the second place on this year's "Britain's Got Talent", but she has a sweet revenge by ruling U.K. Albums chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream". According to Official Charts Company, the studio project has sold more than 410,000 copies across the country since being released on November 23, making it the fastest-selling album so far this year and becoming the largest first-week sales for a debut album in U.K. chart history.

"Everyone expected this to be a big record, but not as big as this," said Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts Company when commenting on the impressive selling number. "Britain's Got Talent" judge Simon Cowell additionally said, "She did it her way and made a dream come true. In 'Britain's Got Talent' she opened her mouth and the world fell in love with her, which is why her album has been the fastest selling of any woman making her debut." Susan herself only issued a short statement stating, "It's fantastic."

Susan Boyle's reign is predicted to extend to Billboard Hot 200 as "I Dreamed a Dream" is estimated to pull in around 625,000 - 675,000 copies across United States. It means that she has a chance to surpass Eminem's best-selling record with "Relapse" which garnered 608,000 units in its first week on sale.

Speculated to take the runner-up position on the U.S. albums chart, meanwhile, is another reality TV show star Adam Lambert who coincidentally also finished at the second spot, on "American Idol" season 8. His major-label album "For Your Entertainment" is predicted to sell between 210,000 - 230,000 copies.


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posted by jack on Nov 30, 2009
eminems record will never be broken, especially now a days when record sales are really low because of all the bootlegging.
posted by wrong asid on Nov 30, 2009
asid wrong info....its 1.7 not 17 million...geez
posted by BrendaF on Nov 30, 2009
I'm a music lover, REAL music that is, and this is a happy day for me! I'm not surprised at how well her album is selling. Not in the least.
posted by taffy on Nov 30, 2009
how is it a sad day for musc loser
posted by asid on Nov 30, 2009
A sad day for music if she beats Emine's record..but again..Eminem has the LARGEST SALES IN US for all time.....17 million in 1 week for marshall mathers LP

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