The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week.

1. Susan Boyle's First-Week U.S. Album Sales Projected At 550K+
U.S. music retailers say they are realizing Susan Boyle’s dreams, as her album “I Dreamed A Dream” is blowing up way beyond sales expectations.

2. A Not So Funny Warner Royalty Statement
Tim Quirk, the singer for early '90s alternative band Too Much Joy, lit up the blogosphere this week by pulling back the curtain on an aspect of the music business that doesn't lend itself to transparency - artist royalty accounting.

3. Susan Boyle Tops Billboard 200 With Stellar First Week Sales
YouTube sensation and former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the best sales week for an album in the U.S. this year.

4. 2010 Grammy Nominations
The Grammy nominations are in. Click here for the full list.

5. Retailer Optimism Up For Holiday Sales Start
The holiday selling season got off to a decent start for retailers, even if overall music sales didn't quite match expectations.

6. Susan Boyle Makes U.K. Chart History
Former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle made a record-breaking debut on Sunday's new U.K. chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment).

7. Borders U.K. Begins 'Closing Down' Sale
Book retailer Borders U.K. has commenced "closing down" sales across its nationwide chain of 45 stores.

8. Vevo Launch Date Set
The Vevo online music video service is expected to launch Dec. 8, according to sources close to the company.

9. BitTorrent Site Mininova Cuts Service
Leading Netherlands-based BitTorrent site Mininova has disabled its copyright-infringing service with immediate effect, following a judgment by a Dutch court.

10. What Will It Take For Ad-supported Music To Work?
One of the biggest questions of 2009 has been: What will it take for ad-supported music to work?