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Susan Boyle sets US chart record

Susan Boyle performing in Munich
Boyle's debut single is a cover of Rolling Stones song Wild Horses

Susan Boyle has topped the US charts, setting a first-week sales record for a female debut album.

Record sales tracker Neilsen SoundScan said I Dreamed A Dream shifted 701,000 copies in the US in its first week.

It is second only to Snoop Dogg's debut Doggystyle, which sold 803,000 in its first week in 1993.

The Britain's Got Talent finalist beat competition from American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, whose debut charted at number three.

Boyle, 48, also topped the UK chart on Sunday.

Her album became the best-selling debut in UK chart history, selling 410,000 copies in its first week.

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30 Nov 09 |  Entertainment

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