Susan Boyle album becomes biggest ever CD pre-order on Amazon.com
Whilst here in the UK Amazon is highlighting the pre-order sales success of American company Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, in the States, Amazon.com has announced that Brit Susan Boyle's upcoming album, "I Dreamed a Dream," has become the biggest ever CD pre-order in the history of the Amazon.com music store.
The $9.99 album, "I Dreamed a Dream," will not be released from Sony Music Entertainment until 23 November, but has already beaten the likes of U2, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen to get the pre-order top slot.
Boyle became a reality star here in the UK, and an internet star globally, after her appearance in April on "Britain's Got Talent," which quickly became a YouTube hit and subsequently the fifth most viewed video online.
To see who Boyle beat to the US top slot, here's the list of the top 10 CD pre-orders of all time in the Amazon.com music store:
1. Susan Boyle, "I Dreamed a Dream" (2009)
2. Norah Jones, "Not Too Late" (2007)
3. U2, "No Line on the Horizon" (2009)
4. Bruce Springsteen, "Magic" (2007)
5. Dixie Chicks, "Taking the Long Way" (2006)
6. Coldplay, "Viva La Vida" (2008)
7. U2, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (2004)
8. David Cook, "David Cook" (2008)
9. Diana Krall, "Quiet Nights" (2009)
10. Clay Aiken, "A Thousand Different Ways" (2006)