SEATTLE, WA. (Top40 Charts/ Amazon PR) - Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that 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 Mise'rables.'
'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.'
A video on the Amazon.com Music Store allows fans to re-live that magic moment when Boyle first sang 'I Dreamed a Dream.' To watch the video and learn more about Boyle, visit Amazon's Susan Boyle store: www.amazon.com/SusanBoyle. Customers can also enter a sweepstakes to win a trip for two to London to have afternoon tea with Susan Boyle.
Boyle's 'I Dreamed a Dream' CD is currently available for pre-order for $9.99 and will be available for download from Amazon MP3 beginning on Nov. 23. The physical CD is eligible for Pre-Order Price Guarantee. Customers who pre-order 'I Dreamed a Dream' are guaranteed the lowest price available from Amazon.com between the time the order is placed and the release date.
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.
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