Susan Boyle outsells Whitney Houston & The Beatles

By Alexandra Heilbron on September 8, 2009 | 16 Comments

susan_boylePresales of Susan Boyle’s debut album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” is at the top of’s Top Sellers list, selling more than Whitney Houston’s comeback album “I Look to You,” the Beatles’ remastered classics, and even the New Moon soundtrack. Not only that, but Boyle’s album isn’t available until November 24 and Amazon doesn’t even give a list of the songs. Boyle shot to superstardom with her first appearance on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year. The album will include her version of “I Dreamed a Dream,” the song she first sang on the show, and according to the British paper The Sun, it will also include Madonna’s “You’ll See.” A source told the paper: “It’s a song [Susan] has loved for years. She sang it at auditions for TV shows and music contests when she used to be cruelly turned away by people. At the end, when she was sometimes reduced to tears, she used to say ‘You’ll see.’ And she’s proof she can do it now as one of the most famous women in the world.”

Comments & Discussion

  1. sheldon • September 8, 2009 @ 4:08 PM

    so lame, but the beatles thing is like $250

  2. tributegirl • September 8, 2009 @ 7:11 PM

    Wow, that’s awesome, congrats Susan!!!

  3. Anon • September 8, 2009 @ 7:53 PM

    Is this a before makeover shot or after? Regardless, good for her. And might I add, (before Nancy seizes the opportunity) I still like to see the odd nutcase succeed.

  4. demigod • September 9, 2009 @ 3:21 AM

    They should bring in an aesthetic team to make her look somewhat presentable. Is that a ‘stache she’s sporting?

  5. Sam • September 9, 2009 @ 6:00 AM

    Who’s she anyway?!?!

  6. Jo-Anne • September 9, 2009 @ 9:10 AM

    very valid point, Sheldon! outsells the Beatles….yeah, right…

  7. Amelia • September 9, 2009 @ 10:52 PM

    hell yea, she deserves all the great things life can offer, good for her, i hope that makes her deliriously happy

  8. Karen • September 10, 2009 @ 11:41 PM

    I just pre-ordered 3 of Susan Boyle’s debut albums!! I cannot wait to have them!! I absolutely adore Susan Boyle!! I know that I will NEVER be disappointed with her album! Her voice speaks volumes so whatever she sings, it will be touching and such a pleasure to listen to!!
    I LOVE YOU SUSAN BOYLE!! xoxoxoxo

    Karen 🙂

    From a very DEVOTED Susan Boyle fan ~ New Brunswick, CANADA

  9. Nancy • September 11, 2009 @ 10:41 AM

    Actually Jo-WAnne, it’s “outsells the Beatles’ ‘remastered classics'”, not the Beatles overall.

    I’m glad she’s doing well with this. Hope she enjoys her 15 minutes (nothing personal). She does have a great voice but I don’t feel she’ll be in the spotlight very long. She’s kind of like a “one-hit-wonder”…but, without a hit.

  10. Jo-Anne • September 11, 2009 @ 5:53 PM

    actually, Nance, my comment was re the title…

    call 1-800-Get-It? you need help…

  11. Nancy • September 11, 2009 @ 6:21 PM

    Actually, Jo-WAnne, you need all the help you can get. You say you have some sort of “journalism” degree….well, then you should know not to judge a book by its title, or an article by its headline. You see, if your comment was REALLY about the title, then wouldn’t you have also said “outsells Whitney Houston…yeah, right…”

  12. Nancy • September 11, 2009 @ 6:21 PM


  13. Jo-Anne • September 12, 2009 @ 10:26 AM

    no, I definitely would not have said that…just like I didn’t say that…shall I repeat the number for you?

  14. mandee • September 12, 2009 @ 11:26 AM

    this is great news !! everyone deserves some kind of happiness in their lives, and im surprised at the people that seem to think SHE doesnt deserve this based solely on her looks. thats whats wrong with the world today, everyone is so quick to judge someone based on what they wear, how their hair is, the way they look (like, facial features), and their skin colour. if you ask me, its pretty sickening that ADULTS cant be civil and just say “hey good for her, shes had a hard life so this should at least begin to make up for that”.

  15. Nancy • September 12, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

    Jo-WAnne: We’re not dumb people here. I know you think so but really, we’re not stupid enough to actually think that Susan Boyle outsold Whitney Houston or the Beatles “overall”. Just as we look at your cheap-shot “1-800-GET-IT” phone # and realize, that just like your mentality, it is 1 short, hahaha. Try this one 1-800-WHAA-WHA.

  16. gypsy • September 12, 2009 @ 10:15 PM

    Mandee Very well said,and so true looks aren’t everything.True beauty comes from within as many grownup’s SHOULD know.I also wish her the very best!!!

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