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Dec 2, 2009 10:33 AM by Associated Press

Susan Boyle makes chart history with No.1 debut

Move over Beyonce. Step aside Taylor Swift. There's a new queen of pop, and her name is Susan Boyle.

The British talent contestant-turned-singing sensation sold just over 700,000 copies of her debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream," debuting at No. 1. Her record label, Columbia Records, says that not only gives her the best first week sales of 2009, but also the best-selling album debut by a woman in the Billboard SoundScan era.

It's been a whirlwind year for the 47 year-old Boyle, who became an instant star when she appeared on "Britain's Got Talent."

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