Susan Boyle has made music history by becoming the first female artist ever to have the double Number 1 album spot in the US and UK twice in less than 12 months, informed Columbia Records today, Nov. 17.
It says the only other act to have achieved this in the history of music were the Beatles in 1969.[ Also Read: Susan Boyle Coming with the Gift in November ]
The album titled The Gift (SYCO/Columbia Records), from international singing sensation Susan Boyle, has entered both the official UK chart and the US Billboard 200 chart at Number 1, making it the fastest selling holiday album, on both sides of the Atlantic, in the SoundScan era.[ Also Read: Farmer’s Daughter to be Released Next Month ]
Steve Barnett, chairman of Columbia Records, said, “The overwhelming positive response to Susan’s new album is a powerful testament to her unique talent. She’s able to touch the hearts of her fans around the world who continue to show their loyal support and devotion.”[ Also Read: Michael Grimm Set to Release New Album ]
In 2009, the “Britain’s Got Talent” star’s debut album, I Dreamed a Dream, became the biggest selling album in the world and fastest selling album in the history of the charts – selling over 10 million copies – and breaking all pre-order sales records on Amazon, according to Columbia Records.
Susan Boyle said, “I’ve never felt happier in all my life. This is an amazing result and one I never expected.”
The first full-length collection since the release of her 9 times platinum record-breaking debut, The Gift offers a seasonal repertoire of inspirational and secular songs united in theme and the vocal artistry of Susan Boyle.