Susan Boyle Makes Chart History With No.1 Debut

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    Hugh Stewart / Harper's Bazaar

    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."