Susan Boyle’s album rocks Amazon.com

19 Nov 2009

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Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle’s upcoming album I Dreamed a Dream has become the largest global CD pre-order in the history of Amazon.com.

The album will be released from Sony Music Entertainment on 23 November. Boyle became a reality-show and internet star after her 11 April, 2009, appearance on the television show Britain’s Got Talent, where she sang I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables.

Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream CD is available for pre-order for £8.98 and will be available for download from Amazon MP3 beginning on 23 November.

“Just eight months ago, no one was aware of the talents of Susan Boyle. Now, she has generated more Amazon pre-order CD sales globally than any other artist,” said Julian Monaghan, head of music buying at Amazon.co.uk Ltd.

“That is an incredible achievement and is testament to the fact that she has captured the hearts of people all over Britain, America and the rest of the world.”

“One of the things that is so unique about Susan Boyle is her ability to touch people around the world,” said Steve Barnett, Columbia Records chairman. “We’re excited that I Dreamed a Dream holds the new record for global pre-orders and that Amazon’s customers have supported her album in this way.”

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Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream CD.

Here’s a list of the Top 5 global CD pre-orders of all time for Amazon, along with their top-selling country:

  1. Susan Boyle, I Dreamed a Dream (2009), US
  2. Mr. Children, Supermarket Fantasy (2008), Japan
  3. Ken Hirai, Ken Hirai 10th Anniversary Complete Single Collection, ’95-‘05 (2005), Japan
  4. Norah Jones, Not Too Late (2007), US
  5. Take That, Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection (2008), U.K.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Susan Boyle performs on Britain’s Got Talent.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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