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Susan Boyle's Album Hits #1, Largest Opening For Female Artist

Susan Boyle's Album Hits #1, Largest Opening For Female Artist

Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle is #1 on the Billboard charts this week with her album I Dreamed a Dream. Here’s how the 48-year-old churchgoing celebrity stacked up against her competition:

1) Susan Boyle – 701,000 albums
2) Eminem – 608,000 albums
3) Adam Lambert – 198,000 – albums
4) Rihanna – 181,000 albums
5) Lady Gaga – 174,000 albums
15) Shakira – 89,000 albums

Boyle now holds the record this year for the the biggest first-week sales of any album and the largest ever sales debut for a female artist. Impressive!!!

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