Susan Boyle Makes Music History

Susan Boyle Makes Music History as the “Fastest Selling Worldwide Female Debut Ever” and is today announced as the “Fastest Selling Debut Album in UK Chart History”.

As Susan Boyle’s album ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ confirms its place at the top of the UK, Australian and Irish charts today and continues to race to number 1 in the US, Canada, New Zealand and hits #1 iTunes status in France, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland and Japan the message across the world is clear -Susan Boyle has validated her place among music giants.

In Britain, Susan Boyle’s debut album was confirmed as the fastest selling UK debut album of all time selling 411,820 copies beating the previous fastest selling debut of all time, Arctic Monkeys in its first three days. I Dreamed a Dream also outsold the rest of the top 5 albums combined.

In America, Susan is already outselling young mega-sellers Rihanna, Lady Gaga and 50 Cent, defying them all with an expected number 1 position. In doing so she is set to break Eminem’s previous record for highest first week (US) sales this year. Susan has broken retail records around the world including selling 80,OOO copies in four short sales windows on QVC and becoming the biggest pre-ordered album in the history of Amazon.

As I Dreamed A Dream finds its way into over 2 million homes across the planet in 7 short days, it is time to crown a new worldwide musical phenomenon.

A delighted Susan Boyle said “It’s fantastic”.

Simon Cowell congratulated Susan yesterday saying “I’m incredibly proud of Susan and delighted for her. This success couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. Susan Boyle quite simply has broken the rules, her story is like a Hollywood movie but this time it’s real life and a really talented, nice lady who has won.”

HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo says: ‘People of all ages seem to be buying it, and it’s clearly going to be one the must-have gift items this Christmas. Susan’s accomplished performance on The X-Factor has given the album a massive, timely boost. It now has the momentum to challenge for the Christmas No.1′

The Official Charts Company’s MD, Martin Talbot, adds: ‘Susan Boyle’s achievement is quite phenomenal. After all of the excitement surrounding her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, everyone expected her to make a big impact when she released her first music – but to arrive with such a bang is exceptional.’

The statistics:

• Fastest Selling Global Female Debut Album

– Number 1 album in UK making it the ” Fastest Selling Debut Album in UK Chart History” beating previous fastest selling debut of all time Arctic Monkeys in first three days. Its also the highest one week sale for a female act in chart history.

– Projected 1 Album in US, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia and many European countries.

– Most pre-ordered album in Amazon history.

• #1 iTunes Japan, Canada, France, Spain, Switzerland

• First album of the month in the Italian #1 retail account by a non-Italian artist ever

I Dreamed A Dream is released in the UK by SYCO Music and is out now.

About Brian Currin
Playlist Creator | Web Marketer The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He can sometimes be found behind-the-counter at Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film. He can be heard on the streaming radio stations All Jazz Radio http://alljazzradio.co.za and Shelter Radio https://shelter-radio.gr/ He is also very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including www.rock.co.za which he founded in 1999.

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