Boyle's album, titled "I Dreamed a Dream" (on the Syco Music/Columbia label), has reached its fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. The album took in 510,000 in sales (now totalling 2,982,000), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The New York Times reports she is the first artist in the 53-year history of the chart to debut at No. 1 and stay in that position for the following four weeks (Lauryn Hill and Ashanti held it for three).
The 48-year-old Scottish singer's new CD also includes "Daydream Believer," "Cry Me a River," "Amazing Grace" and "Wild Horses."