I Dreamed a Dream

  1. Susan Boyle's Return To No. 1?

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" may make a return engagement at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators suggest her set could sell around 80,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 24. The set is re ...

  2. Europe Still Going Gaga For ‘Fame’

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga keeps the No. 1 spot on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal), while labelmate Black Eyed Peas moves 2-1 on Hot 100 Singles with "Meet Me Halfway." "The Fame," which h ...

  3. Vampire Weekend Lands First No. 1 Album

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vampire Weekend sees its sophomore set "Contra" debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 124,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is only the 12th independently distributed album to top the Billboard 200 chart since So ...

  4. Vampire Weekend Lands First No. 1 Album

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST New York band Vampire Weekend sees its sophomore set, "Contra," debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 124,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The set is only the 12th independently distributed album to top the Billbo ...

  5. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  6. Solutions For Sale

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST While some record label executives wonder how music retail will respond if CD sales plummet another 20% this year, merchants themselves don't seem so worried -- especially given a number of sales and distribution strategies now on the horizon ...

  7. Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Top Euro Charts

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) celebrates its first birthday on Billboard's European Albums survey by holding at No. 1. Her Interscope label mate Black Eyed Peas again tops Hot 100 Singles with "Meet Me Half ...

  8. Ke$ha Ends Boyle's 'Dream' With No. 1 Debut On Billboard 200

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST As expected, Ke$ha opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her debut album "Animal," shifting 152,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The newcomer's set replaces Susan Boyle "I Dreamed a Dream," which drifts to No ...

  9. Ke$ha's 'Animal' Bites At No. 1 With Big Digital Debut

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Newcomer Ke$ha opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her debut album, "Animal," shifting 152,000 copies . . . Of that figure, an eye-popping 76% was made up of digital downloads . . . After a six-week run at No. 1, Susan Boyle's ...

  10. 2009 U.K. Album Sales Decline 3.5%

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. album sales declined by 3.5% in volume to 128.9 million in 2009, according to new data from the Official Charts Company. Trade body the BPI said the 3.5% year-on-year decline was not as sharp as it could have been thanks to a strong release s ...

  11. Taylor Swift Edges Susan Boyle For 2009's Top Selling Album

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" reigns for a sixth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 137,000 (down 73%) according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing her cumulative sales total up to 3,104,000. However, while that ...

  12. Susan Boyle Extends Run Atop Billboard 200

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST In just six week since its release, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" has racked up 3,104,000 in sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, that impressive feat was not enough to overtake Taylor Swift's "Fearless" ...

  13. Boyle's Still On Top, But Swift Finishes As Year's Biggest

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds onto the Billboard 200 crown for a sixth week, but can't topple Taylor Swift's "Fearless" as the top-selling album of 2009 . . . The '09 sales total for "Dream&qu ...

  14. Susan Boyle Breaks Japanese Market

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's international hit album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) is also making an impact in Japan. "I Dreamed a Dream" reached No. 6 in Billboard's Japan Albums charts on Dec. 19, the highest ...

  15. Susan Boyle Denies Lady Gaga 2009 U.K. Chart Double

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) needed just six weeks on sale to overtake Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and score the biggest U.K. album sale of 2009. Acco ...

  16. Susan Boyle Vs. Taylor Swift Nailbiter For 2009 Sales Crown

    January 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the new year is ushered in, it's looking like Susan Boyle will celebrate a sixth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators project her "I Dreamed a Dream" album may sell about 150,000 to 1 ...

  17. Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. " ...

  18. Boyle Makes Chart History Down Under

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle’s blockbuster debut album “I Dreamed A Dream” (Syco/Sony Music) has made chart history Down Under. The current No. 1 album last week notched the biggest individual chart sales period since national labels body ARIA began collating char ...

  19. Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan ... So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. Wit ...

  20. Holiday Sales Keep Retailers Optimistic

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music merchants says the year is ending with relatively good cheer, thanks to a combination of factors in their Christmas stockings: a great release schedule, less aggressive music discounting, and comparisons to a disastrous 2008 Christmas season ...

  21. Bublé, 'X Factor' Joe McElderry Top U.K. Charts

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The final weekly U.K. sales charts of 2009, published Sunday (Dec. 27), gave "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry the No. 1 single he missed out on last week with "The Climb" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment), and Michael Bublé ...

  22. Susan Boyle Still No. 1 On Euro Chart

    December 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Christmas editions of Billboard's pan-European charts show Susan Boyle holding the region's best-selling album for a third week with "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) and Black Eyed Peas leading Hot ...

  23. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST There's just no stopping Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream." The album continues to lock up the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth week in a row, selling 661,000 copies (up 14%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. &qu ...

  24. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" continues to rule the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth straight week as it sells another 661,000 copies. The "Britain's Got Talent" contestant's reign blocks Alicia Keys' fr ...

  25. Susan Boyle Set For Biggest 2009 U.K. Sale

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) is set to be the biggest U.K. seller of 2009, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC). Although it will only have five weeks of sales this year, th ...

  26. RATM Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine snowed on teenager Joe McElderry's Christmas parade, as the results of the unlikely battle for the U.K.'s prestigious festive No. 1 single were confirmed on Sunday evening (Dec. 20). The news was the culmination ...

  27. Susan Boyle Holds Off Lady Gaga On Euro Chart

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle holds off the challenge of Lady Gaga to secure a second week at Billboard's European Albums summit with "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). The European Hot 100 Singles leader, for a third week, is ...

  28. No Stopping Susan Boyle's 'Dream' On Billboard 200

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle remains atop the Billboard 200 chart for a third week with "I Dreamed a Dream," selling 582,000 copies (up 10%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, "I Dreamed a Dream" has sold 1.8 million and is racing after T ...

  29. No Stopping The 'Dream'

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" retains the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week, shifting 582,000 copies. So far, the set has sold 1.8 million and is racing after Taylor Swift's "Fearless," ...

  30. Susan Boyle Passes 1 Million U.K. Sales

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Susan Boyle started a third week atop the U.K. album chart, Lady Gaga scored her third No. 1 single in the territory with "Bad Romance" (Interscope/Universal). Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Mu ...

  31. Susan Boyle Deposes Robbie Williams On Euro Chart

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) moves to the top of Billboard's European Albums chart, while Black Eyed Peas secures a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Meet Me Halfway ...

  32. Susan Boyle’s ‘Dream’ Could Be Best-Selling Album Of 2009

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is on course to spend a third frame atop the Billboard 200 next week, as industry sources suggest the set will sell at least another 500,000 copies and could approach 600,000 by week's end on D ...

  33. Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" album continues its hold of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 527,000 copies (down just 25%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. After two weeks of release, "I Dreamed a Dream&quo ...

  34. Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" album maintains its hold on the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 as it sells 527,000 in its second week, bringing its two-week sales total to 1.2 million . . . Meanwhile, in the runner-up slot on the ...

  35. ARIA Awards Boost On Australian Charts

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Last Thursday night's (Dec. 3) ARIA Awards in Sydney might have drawn tepid TV ratings, but the show's impact has panned out on this week's Australian sales charts. More than 20 releases from the evening's performers and winner ...

  36. Susan Boyle Secures 2nd Week Atop U.K. Chart

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) has started a second week at the U.K. album chart summit, taking its two-week sales past 700,000 units. Peter Kay and his All Star Band's "Official Ch ...

  37. This Week's Top 10 Most Popular Stories

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST 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 “ ...

  38. Boyle, Bocelli Battle For Next Week's No. 1 Album

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, the sweet sounds of Susan Boyle's album "I Dreamed a Dream" may be replaced by the holiday tunes of Andrea Bocelli as the latter's "My Christmas" set could rise to the t ...

  39. Jay-Z And Alicia Keys' 'Empire' Stays Put On Hot 100

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" holds at No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100, increasing its lead over Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (2-2). Sparked by the pair's live performance on ABC' ...

  40. Robbie Williams Holds Boyle At Bay On European Chart

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's powerful arrival was not enough to stop Robbie Williams from recording a third week at the top of Billboard's European Albums chart with "Reality Killed The Video Star" (Virgin/EMI). Black Eyed Peas achieve the su ...

  41. Susan Boyle Tops Billboard 200 With Stellar First Week Sales

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST 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 Nie ...

  42. Susan Boyle Bows Big With Year's Best Sales Week

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST From "Britain's Got Talent" and global YouTube phenomenon to breaking records on the Billboard 200, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" arrives with a stunning 701,000 copies sold in its first week—the best sales frame ...

  43. Retailers: Holiday Selling Season Off To A Decent Start

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The holiday selling season got off to a decent start for retailers, even if overall music sales didn't quite match expectations. Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed A Dream" was by far the bright spot over the Black Friday weekend, with i ...

  44. Susan Boyle Makes U.K. Chart History

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST 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). It sold 410,000 units to bec ...

  45. John Mayer Snares No. 1 On Busy Billboard 200

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer/songwriter's first chart-topper came with "Heavier Things&q ...

  46. John Mayer 'Battles' To Top With Second No. 1 Album

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Mayer leads a busy chart as another eight albums debut in the top 20 from such lum ...

  47. Susan Boyle's First-Week U.S. Album Sales Projected At 550K+

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST 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. Label and distribution executives, meanwhile, project that based on early sales returns at the big box ...

  48. Susan Boyle Scores Huge Day 1 Sales In U.K.

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer Susan Boyle moved more than 130,000 copies of her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco/Sony Music) on its first day on sale in the U.K., according to the Official Charts Company. The sales success follows a Nov. 22 guest ...

  49. Susan Boyle Album Sets Pre-order Record On Amazon

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The upcoming debut album by British singing sensation Susan Boyle has become the largest global CD pre-order in the history of Amazon.com, according to the online retailer. Boyle's album "I Dreamed a Dream" will be released on Nov. ...

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