Susan Boyle CD Goes Platinum in Two Weeks of Release

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Susan Boyle, the 48-year-old Scottish singer who rose to fame on the reality show "Britain's Got Talent," has topped the U.S. Billboard album chart for the second week in a row.  

Boyle's debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream," racked up sales of 527,000 units, a small dip from her eye-opening bow of 701,000 copies sold following the CD's Nov. 23 release.  The two-week tally of 1.2 million sold puts her comfortably over the platinum status benchmark (1 million) with another few weeks of holiday shopping to go.  

"I Dreamed a Dream" includes the iconic song from the musical Les Miserables, as well as such standards as "Amazing Grace" and "Cry Me a River."

Meanwhile, sales of Adam Lambert's debut CD, "For Your Entertainment," dropped in its second week, registering 51,000 copies sold.  Such a drop is considered typical for an "American Idol" contestant's first recording, with hard-core fans rushing out to support their favorite singer during the CD's debut week.  Combined with a first week's sale figure of  198,000 units, the "American Idol" runner-up and former musical theatre actor is halfway to reaching gold status (500,000 units).

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