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Eminem To Get Outsold by Susan Boyle??

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Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who shot to fame after her audition for Britain's Got Talent was aired in April, looks set to have one of the biggest album launches of the year.

I Dreamed A Dream, Boyle's debut album released by Sony Music, went on sale in Britain on Monday and hits stores in the key US market on Tuesday.

Based on early sales, pre-orders and online retailers' charts, the 48-year-old's album is in contention to beat this year's top US debut-week seller, Eminem's Relapse.

In Britain, music retailer HMV says the album appears set to become the biggest-selling album of the year.

"HMV is now revising significantly its estimate for the total weekly sales upward from the 300,000 that we initially projected to a figure closer to 400,000," HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said.

"This would easily make the album the biggest and fastest-selling release of 2009. "You would have to go back a year to the release of Take That's The Circus in December last year, which sold 432,490 copies in its week of release, to find anything comparable during the past 12 months."

"The Circus" went on to sell more than two million copies and was the 27th best-selling album worldwide last year, according to industry figures.

Boyle's record arguably has stronger commercial potential than Take That's, given her media exposure in the United States.

Boyle won over the public with her rendition of Les Miserables song I Dreamed a Dream in April, and footage of the performance has been viewed more than 300 million times over the internet.


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