Dream Weaver: Susan Boyle's Album Sets Record Numbers

Jan. 6 2010, Published 4:50 a.m. ET

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Susan Boyle's debut album, I Dreamed a Dream, has blown apart recording industry sales records at a Michael Phelps pace.

Susan Boyle: A Dream Comes True

I Dreamed A Dream's hit parade, so far: the only 2009 release to hold the top spot for six weeks in a row; the largest CD pre-order in the history of the; the most album pre-sales for QVC and Barnes & Noble Online and debut for a female artist on the Billboard 200 in the Soundscan. Boyle also holds the distinction of being the first artist in the Billboard 200's 53-year history to enter the list at the top spot with a debut album and spend six consecutive weeks at the summit.

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