Forget 15 minutes of fame.
Susan Boyle is well on her way to 15 years and counting!
With final numbers still being tallied in the States, the Britain’s Got Talent sensation broke the record for best-selling debut album by a singer in England last week.
Across the Atlantic, Boyle’s album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” moved 410,000 copies. It outsold new CDs from established artists such as Rihanna and Lady GaGa.
Said Simon Cowell, who produced the album and helped discover Boyle:
“I’m incredibly proud of Susan, as well as being delighted for her. The success could not not have happened to a lovelier person. She did it her way and made a dream come true… She’s amazing.”
She’s also primed to conquer the music world in America. Final sales figures should be released shortly, but preliminary reports indicate “I Dreamed a Dream” will compete with Eminem’s “Relapse” as the 2009 CD that sells the most copies in its first week of release.
That’s incredible for a 48-year old woman no one had heard of when the year began.