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susanboyle(Undated)  —  British singing sensation Susan Boyle continues to dominate the music world.  Billboard.com reports Boyle’s debut album, “I Dreamed A Dream,” is number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the second consecutive week after selling 527-thousand copies.  The record sold 701-thousand units in its first week out.  “I Dreamed A Dream” has now sold one-point-two-three-million copies, making it the tenth best-selling album of the year.  Following Boyle on this week’s Billboard 200  is renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.  His “My Christmas” album finishes second for a fourth week after selling 428-thousand records.  In its five weeks on shelves, “My Christmas” has sold more than one-million copies, making it Bocelli’s best selling record since 2006’s “Amore.”

Pop-country starlet Taylor Swift’s hit album “Fearless” finishes third this week with 127-thousand albums.  R&B star R. Kelly enjoys the biggest debut of the week, as his new album “Untitled” checks in at number four with 114-thousand copies.  Pop diva Lady GaGa rounds out the top five with her release “The Fame.”  The record moved 84-thousand units.

Here are the top ten albums on the Billboard 200 chart:

1. Susan Boyle — “I Dreamed A Dream” (527-thousand albums)

2. Andrea Bocelli — “My Christmas” (428-thousand albums)

3. Taylor Swift — “Fearless” (127-thousand albums)

4. R. Kelly — “Untitled” (114-thousand albums)

5. Lady GaGa — “The Fame” (84-thousand albums)

6. Carrie Underwood — “Play On” (81-thousand albums)

7. Norah Jones — “The Fall” (80-thousand albums)

8. Michael Jackson — “This Is It” (75-thousand albums)

9. Various Artists — “New Moon” soundtrack (72-thousand albums)

10. Michael Buble — “Crazy Love” (72-thousand albums)

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Andrew Michalscheck/sw

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12-10-2009 01:11:

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