Susan Boyle’s Back on the Top

Susan Boyle manages to sell 103,000 copies of The Gift in its first week pushing last week’s No.1 – Cheryl Cole’s Messy Little Raindrops – to No.3. The first week sales still fall short of last year’s I Dreamed a Dream, which sold 412,000 copies in its first week. The debut album went on to become the biggest selling album of the year, despite being released in November according to Billboard. Produced by boy band producer Steve Mac, no single has been lifted off the album for promotion.

Boyle recently paid a visit to Oprah Winfrey’s talkshow, where she performed “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” Despite getting her breakthrough on Britain’s Got Talent, her debut album earned Boyle worldwide sales thanks to the viral YouTube success.