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Sex sells. As do controversy and scandal. But apparently not as much as a high note-hitting underdog from Scotland.
Fresh off her chart domination of the U.K., Susan Boyle has gone all Braveheart on our musical shores, nearly quadrupling the sales of her nearest new competitor (that would be Adam Lambert not—surprise, surprise—Rihanna. Guess sex and scandal ain't such a bad combo, either. Nor is placing second on a reality show).
Boyle's I Dream a Dream sold a massive 701,000 copies its first week out, easily securing its spot atop the Billboard album charts, along with a guaranteed mention or
two four in the annals of chart records. Behold the domination that is SuBo: