British sensation Susan Boyle set the record for the highest single-sales week of 2009. This week, Boyle continued to lure consumers where they'd resisted going all year: the music aisle.
I Dreamed A Dream, Boyle's debut for Sony's (SNE) Sony Music Entertainment, sold 527,000 copies in the week ending December 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Combined with the 702,000 copies Dream sold in its first week, its cumulative sales of 1.2 million and counting are impressive -- for 2009, at any rate. In fact, it's now officially one of this year's top 10 bestselling albums.