As of 2015, Susan Boyle’s debut album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” is the best-selling debut album in British history. It was the world’s best-selling album of 2009, with more than one million copies sold in the first six weeks.
“I Dreamed a Dream” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and also topped the charts in the United Kingdom. Before its global release in November 2009, it was the most pre-ordered album of all time at Amazon.
Boyle recorded “I Dreamed a Dream” in a studio in Edinburgh following her phenomenal success on the reality television show “Britain’s Got Talent.” More than 10 million viewers watched 48-year-old Boyle sing “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical “Les Miserables.”