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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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47 Responses to “Susan Boyle's Album Hits #1, Largest Opening For Female Artist”

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  1. 1
    Miss Anonymous Says:

    Holy. :O

  2. 2
    lexie Says:

    wow!
    congrats to her.

  3. 3
    tatty Says:

    Och aye, ya wee clootie dumpling!

  4. 4
    fergie Says:

    just jared get your facts str8 , eminem didnt release an album this week , you read your source WRONG! Andrea bocceli is at number 2 , with 200 thousands albums

  5. 5
    J Says:

    Number 2 went to Andre Bocelli not Eminem.

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    I n F a m o u s l y C o o l Says:

    ahahahahaha.. what a joke. and enimen dropped months ago. i was expecting rihanna to sell a lot more records.. at least 300+ first week.

  7. 7
    Troy Says:

    Eminem had the biggest first week sales of the year… until today. Susan outsold his by nearly a full 100,000 copies.

  8. 8
    zena Says:

    I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t stand Susan Boyle’s style of music. Those large, bombastic ballad pieces just aren’t my cup of tea. I heard the entire album at Barnes and Noble and almost left the store because it was getting on my nerves.

    But props to those who can enjoy it, and supported a truly precious woman who literally came out of nowhere to succeed.

  9. 9
    rocky Says:

    GOOD FOR HER!! I’m a true believer in ‘Never Judge a Book by it’s Cover’. Congrats Sue!

  10. 10
    .... Says:

    damn! Susan Boyle is kickin asss ant taking names. Good for her.

  11. 11
    ness Says:

    happy for her

  12. 12
    kiki Says:

    Just proves what I’ve know all along… people appreciate real talent over pretty faces who can barely sing unless they have their voice run through a splitter like Britney Spears does. Lol

  13. 13
    kenortega Says:

    that money wouldn’t be any consolation for her fugly mug. Maybe Boyle will be able to buy herself a better kennel to reside in.

  14. 14
    Katherine Says:

    So Happy for her. I think I’ll buy it, just to support the dream.

    Perfect pitch is so rare and it’s lovely she is finally recognized.

  15. 15
    gina@live.com Says:

    GET IT SUSAN BOYLE! Show these no talent girls what a voice REALLY is.

  16. 16
    Paulie Says:

    Susan Boyle’s album has been getting pretty bad reviews. Her whole gimmick is that she’s an unattractive woman with a pretty voice. But I am happy that she’s making $ and will hopefully be financially secure.

  17. 17
    Rand Says:

    That list is crap, Eminem didn’t sell that amount this week.

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    w Says:

    As previously stated Eminem had the biggest opening of the year until today, when he was beat by Susan Boyle. But he DIDN’T release a new album last week, so ranking him #2 is sorta misleading and you shuld change that.

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    hwooddood Says:

    damn thats a lot

  20. 20
    Daphne V Says:

    I tried to buy 7 copies of Susan Bolye’s CD as gifts for my stressed friends…sold out in a lot of stores and Amazon is limiting 3 to a customer!!

  21. 21
    pretty young girl Says:

    Go Susan! Eminem is whack, and stupid.

  22. 22
    tal Says:

    love you rihanna!!!!!
    your the best!

  23. 23
    lucy Says:

    i’m happy for her
    she deserves it!

  24. 24
    Lauren Says:

    Hate This Overrated Bint!

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    team_jen Says:

    i dont really like her music that much but i hope she does well 4 her self

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