Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer with the amazing voice, narrowly failed to claim honors for the year's best-selling album in the United States on Wednesday, but still has another sales week to wrest the title from country star Taylor Swift. Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" already the year's best seller in Britain, has sold 2.98 million copies after five consecutive weeks at No. 1, tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan said.
Swift's "Fearless," the No. 3 seller in 2008, has sold 3.16 million copies this year, giving the 20-year-old a margin of about 175,000 over Boyle. Nielsen SoundScan's sales week ends on Sunday, but it will include the first three days of 2010 in a 53rd week for 2009
Meanwhile, Susan Boyle has the most watched YouTube video for 2009. Â The video showing her first performance on Britain's Got Talent was watched over 83,000,000 million times. Â If you haven't seen the video, it is truly one of the most uplifting stories of the year. Â As Susan walks onstage and begins talking about her dream to be a singer, you can see the audience and Simon Cowell rolling their eyes and becoming impatient. Â But when she starts to sing with that amazing voice, she wins the crowd and the judges over instantly. Â Susan went on to place second in the overall Britain's Got Talent competition - but no worries, she may just have the biggest selling album of 2009.
YouTube is no longer letting you embed the video but here's the link.