The upcoming debut album by British singing sensation Susan Boyle has become the largest global CD pre-order in the history of Amazon.com.
Her album “I Dreamed a Dream” will be released on 11/24 by Sony Music Entertainment. It is the first album since the dowdy 48 year-old church volunteer from Scotland took the Internet by storm with her unlikely star turn on the TV show “Britain’s Got Talent” in April.
Amazon said that Boyle’s album was not only the top CD pre-order in the US, but also the biggest around the world in the 14-year history of its site.
“I Dreamed a Dream” surpassed the 2008 record held by “Supermarket Fantasy” from Japanese rock band Mr. Children, 2007’s “Not Too Late” by US singer Norah Jones, and British group Take That’s “Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection” in 2008.