Susan Boyle’s ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ is Amazon.com Music’s Largest CD Pre-Order

More Than One Month before the Release Date, Reality Star Susan Boyle’s Upcoming Album Becomes the Largest CD Pre-Order in the History of the Amazon.com Music Store

SEATTLE--()--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Susan Boyle’s upcoming album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” has become the largest CD pre-order in the history of the Amazon.com Music Store. The album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” will be released from Sony Music Entertainment on Nov. 23. Boyle became a reality show and Internet star after her April 11, 2009, appearance on the television show “Britain’s Got Talent,” where she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Misérables.”

“We’re thrilled by how passionate Susan Boyle’s fans have been,” said Craig Pape, senior manager of Music at Amazon.com. “Although it’s normal to see early enthusiasm for artists who have come off of television shows, the response from our customers to Susan Boyle’s upcoming album has been unprecedented.”

The Amazon Music Store has debuted a video allowing fans to re-live that magic moment when Boyle first sang “I Dreamed a Dream” and to see what she has been up to since then. To watch the video, and for more information about Boyle, visit Amazon’s Susan Boyle store: www.amazon.com/SusanBoyle.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 CD pre-orders of all time in the Amazon.com Music Store:

1. Susan Boyle, “I Dreamed a Dream” (2009)
2. Norah Jones, “Not Too Late” (2007)
3. U2, “No Line on the Horizon” (2009)
4. Bruce Springsteen, “Magic” (2007)
5. Dixie Chicks, “Taking the Long Way” (2006)
6. Coldplay, “Viva La Vida” (2008)
7. U2, “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” (2004)
8. David Cook, “David Cook” (2008)
9. Diana Krall, “Quiet Nights” (2009)
10. Clay Aiken, “A Thousand Different Ways” (2006)

Susan Boyle’s “I Dreamed a Dream” is currently available for pre-order for $9.99 and eligible for Release Date Delivery and Pre-Order Price Guarantee. Release Date Delivery of the album is available for the same price as Amazon.com’s standard shipping and for free to Amazon Prime members. Pre-orders of “I Dreamed a Dream” will arrive on Nov. 23 to all Amazon.com customers who select standard or Prime shipping and live within the lower 48 states. Customers who pre-order “I Dreamed a Dream” are guaranteed the lowest price available between the time an order is placed and the release date.

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