Amazon.com, Inc. has declared Susan Boyle's upcoming album, "I Dreamed a Dream," has become the largest global CD pre-order in the history of Amazon. The album will be released from Sony Music Entertainment on Nov. 23. Boyle became a reality show and Internet star after her April 11, 2009, appearance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent," where she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Misérables."
"We were excited when Susan Boyle's album became the top CD pre-order in the U.S. We're absolutely ecstatic now that the album has become our largest global CD pre-order," said Craig Pape, senior manager of Music at Amazon.com. "Looking at the rest of our global Top 5, you see titles that resonated in their local markets. Susan's album is clearly capturing the hearts of our customers around the globe."
"One of the things that is so unique about Susan Boyle is her ability to touch people around the world," said Steve Barnett, Columbia Records Chairman. "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."
The Amazon Music Store has debuted a video allowing fans to re-live that magic moment when Boyle first sang "I Dreamed a Dream" and to see what she has been up to since then.
To watch the video, and for more information about Boyle, visit Amazon's Susan Boyle store: www.amazon.com/SusanBoyle.
Here's a list of the Top 5 CD pre-orders of all time for Amazon, along with their top-selling country:
1. Susan Boyle, "I Dreamed a Dream" (2009), U.S.
2. Mr. Children, "Supermarket Fantasy" (2008), Japan
3. Ken Hirai, "Ken Hirai 10th Anniversary Complete Single Collection, ‘95-‘05" (2005), Japan
4. Norah Jones, "Not Too Late" (2007), U.S.
5. Take That, "Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection" (2008), U.K.
Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is currently available for pre-order for $9.99 and eligible for Release Date Delivery and Pre-Order Price Guarantee. Release Date Delivery of the album is available for the same price as Amazon.com's standard shipping and for free to Amazon Prime members. Pre-orders of "I Dreamed a Dream" will arrive on Nov. 23 to all Amazon.com customers who select standard or Prime shipping and live within the lower 48 states. Customers who pre-order "I Dreamed a Dream" are guaranteed the lowest price available between the time an order is placed and the release date.