Boyle Tops Billboard With Record 700K Sold
She has strongest US sales week of 2009; best female debut ever
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2009 11:35 AM CST
British Singer Susan Boyle gestures as she holds her new album outside her home in Blackburn, Scotland.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Susan Boyle’s Dream has become very real in the US, where her debut album has opened atop the Billboard 200 chart. I Dreamed a Dream sold 701,000 copies, the best sales week for any release this year in the US. Eminem's Relapse previously held the 2009 mark at 608,000. As far as debut albums goes, Boyle's opening week trails only Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle in 1993, which sold 803,000 copies. She now has the record for a female artist.