This is a head-scratcher. After grabbing our attention on Britain's Got Talent, Susan Boyle debuted I Dreamed a Dream last week — and it's already smashing records. The album banked 701,000 copies, which puts Boyle not only at No. 1 for the week (over Adam Lambert, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga, no less!), but also at the top for first-week numbers for the year. In addition, the sales figures earn her the title of the best debut by a female solo artist in the history of Nielsen SoundScan.
Nothing against Boyle, but really?! Sure, I got weepy over her YouTube video, but I wasn't exactly rushing to iTunes to pick up her album. Her voice is amazing, but it's all covers, the stuff of easy listening. I didn't expect it to outdo so many other hyped artists. I bet her cat Pebbles is getting an extra nice Christmas present this year.
Are you as surprised by this news as I am? Or did you buy her album?