Susan Boyle, the singer who shot to fame after her stint on British talent show Britian’s Got Talent has seen her new album become the biggest CD pre-order in Amazon.com’s history.
The Scottish singer’s debut album, I Dreamed A Dream, is to be released by Sony Music Entertainment on Monday.
Amazon confirmed that the album has surpassed the previous record set by Japanese rock group Mr Children’s Supermarket Fantasy in 2008.
“Just eight months ago, no-one was aware of the talents of Susan Boyle. Now, she has generated more Amazon pre-order CD sales globally than any other artist,” Julian Monaghan said.
“That is an incredible achievement and is testament to the fact that she has captured the hearts of people all over Britain, America and the rest of the world.”
Columbia Records Chairman Steve Barnett added: “One of the things that is so unique about Susan Boyle is her ability to touch people around the world. We’re excited that I Dreamed A Dream holds the new record for global pre-orders and that Amazon’s customers have supported her album in this way.”
Susan has already performed her first single from the album, a cover of the Rolling Stones “Wild Horses” at American Idol’s final this year.
The lead song from the album is due to be released on 23rd November 2009 after she launches it using Simon Cowell’s other entertainment show, on the X Factor live results (see her performance at the American Idol shows earlier this year below).