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" is now the 10th biggest-selling album of the year with 1.23 million sold.
Boyle fends off the advances of Andrea Bocelli, whose "My Christmas" holds at No. 2 for a fourth week with 428,000 (up 97%). Bocelli's set surpasses a million in total sales in its fifth week (1.12 million) and becomes his best-selling album since the release of "Amore" in 2006 (1.66 million).
Conventional wisdom indicates that with Christmas just a little over two weeks away, sales of "My Christmas" should increase as the date inches closer to Dec. 25. Thus, the album has a chance of approaching the total sales racked up by Bocelli's two best-selling sets: "Romanza" (1997; 4.2 million) and "Sogno" (1999; 2.5 million).