Sweet Revenge: Susan Boyle’s Debut Album Tops Britain’s Charts

SuBo's "I Dreamed a Dream" makes U.K. charts history

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Sunday, Nov 29, 2009  |  Updated 9:46 PM PDT
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Susan Boyle is living her dream.

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She’s got talent.

Susan Boyle finished second on “Britain’s Got Talent” but the Scottish singing sensation is now number one on the U.K. charts with her debut album.

Boyle’s “I Dreamed a Dream” has sold more than 410,000 copies since its release on Nov. 23, which breaks the record for first week sales of a debut album in the U.K., The Associated Press reported.

“It’s fantastic,” Boyle said in a statement released by her record company, the AP reported.

Boyle, 48, has come a long way since videos her “Talent” audition went viral online, endearing her to millions.

Originally known for a frumpy, modest appearance, Boyle has since appeared in a high-fashion magazine spread and elsewhere sporting a makeover.

Most recent, she made it on NBC’s “People of the Year” A-list.

"I accept now that my life will never be the same. And I don't want it to end,” Boyle told Matt Lauer in an interview to mark the honor.
 

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