Susan Boyle's Debut Recording, 'I Dreamed A Dream', Becomes Biggest CD Pre-Order in Amazon.com's History
Amazon.com, Inc. announced today that Susan Boyle's upcoming album, "I Dreamed a Dream," has become the largest CD pre-order in the history of the Amazon.com Music Store. The album, "I Dreamed a Dream," will be released from Sony Music Entertainment on Nov. 23. Boyle became a reality show and Internet star after her April 11, 2009, appearance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent," where she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Misérables."
"We're thrilled by how passionate Susan Boyle's fans have been," said Craig Pape, senior manager of Music at Amazon.com. "Although it's normal to see early enthusiasm for artists who have come off of television shows, the response from our customers to Susan Boyle's upcoming album has been unprecedented."
The Amazon Music Store has debuted a video allowing fans to re-live that magic moment when Boyle first sang "I Dreamed a Dream" and to see what she has been up to since then.
Here's a 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)
9. Diana Krall, "Quiet Nights" (2009)
10. Clay Aiken, "A Thousand Different Ways" (2006)
Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is currently available for pre-order for $9.99 and eligible for Release Date Delivery and Pre-Order Price Guarantee. Release Date Delivery of the album is available for the same price as Amazon.com's standard shipping and for free to Amazon Prime members. Pre-orders of "I Dreamed a Dream" will arrive on Nov. 23 to all Amazon.com customers who select standard or Prime shipping and live within the lower 48 states. Customers who pre-order "I Dreamed a Dream" are guaranteed the lowest price available between the time an order is placed and the release date.
Amateur vocalist Susan Boyle became an overnight sensation after appearing on the first round of 2009's popular U.K. reality show Britain's Got Talent. Boyle, who was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland in 1961, caught the judges (and the world) off guard with her masterful rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables, due in part to the unemployed and undeniably plain church volunteer's "salt of the earth" demeanor and country spinster backstory.
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