Susan Boyle makes NZ album chart history

  • 01/12/2009

Susan Boyle is New Zealand's fastest selling worldwide female debut ever.

Her debut album I Dreamed A Dreamed entered at No. 1 in the NZ album charts this week selling over platinum status across the counter and outselling the rest of the top 15 combined.

The album confirms is also topping the charts in the UK, Australia and Ireland and has No 1 iTunes status in France, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland and Japan.

In Britain, Susan Boyle’s debut album was confirmed as the fastest selling UK debut album of all time selling 411,820 copies, beating the previous fastest selling debut of all time, Arctic Monkeys, in its first three days. I Dreamed a Dream also outsold the rest of the top 5 albums combined.

In America, Susan is already outselling young mega-sellers Rihanna, Lady Gaga and 50 Cent, defying them all with an expected No. 1 position. In doing so she is set to break Eminem’s previous record for highest first week (US) sales this year.

Susan has broken retail records around the world including selling 80,000 copies in four short sales windows on QVC and becoming the biggest pre-ordered album in the history of Amazon.

As I Dreamed A Dream finds its way into over 2 million homes across the planet in 7 short days, it is time to crown a new worldwide musical phenomenon.

The statistics:

  • Fastest selling global female debut album
  • Highest selling debut album in New Zealand (RIANZ) documented chart history
  • Fastest selling debut album in UK chart history
  • Most pre-ordered album in Amazon.com history

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