Susan Boyle tops Amazon’s list of global CD pre-orders of all time

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Susan Boyle's upcoming album I Dreamed a Dream is the largest global CD pre-order in the history of Amazon, the company announced November 19. Accompanying the announcement, Amazon released a list of its global top 5 CD pre-orders of all time.

The following are the top pre-orders, along with their top-selling country:

1. Susan Boyle: I Dreamed a Dream (2009), USA
2. Mr. Children: Supermarket Fantasy (2008), Japan
3. Ken Hirai: Ken Hirai 10th Anniversary Complete Single Collection, '95-'05 (2005), Japan
4. Norah Jones: Not Too Late (2007), USA
5. Take That: Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection (2008), UK

Susan Boyle became an internet star after her April 2009 appearance on the television show Britain's Got Talent, on which she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. The video of her famous appearance can be viewed at Amazon's Susan Boyle store.

I Dreamed a Dream is available for pre-order from for $9.99. The album will be released by Sony Music Entertainment, and available for download on, on November 23.