Susan Boyle Releases "I Dreamed A Dream"

Internet sensation Susan Boyle's debut album is out in the United Kingdom. It will be available in the U.S. Tuesday. It's called "I Dreamed a Dream." It's her signature song, which is from the musical Les Miserable. A British newspaper critic has panned it. Amazon.com says the album is its biggest ever pre-ordered CD.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And our last word in business today is sung by Susan Boyle.

(Soundbite of song, "I Dreamed a Dream")

Ms. SUSAN BOYLE (Singer): (Singing) I dreamed a dream in time gone by�

MONTAGNE: Boyle, of course, is the Scottish woman who sang that song earlier in the year on the show "Britain's Got Talent." And while she did not win, she became a global sensation.

Footage of her singing and the shocked look on the faces of the judges has been viewed more than 300 million times on the Internet. Today, Susan Boyle's debut album is out in the UK, and tomorrow, it will be available in the U.S.

It's called "I Dreamed A Dream," her signature song, which is originally from the musical "Les Miserables." A British newspaper critic has already panned the album. But Amazon.com says it is the biggest-ever preordered CD.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

(Soundbite of song, "I Dreamed a Dream")

Ms. BOYLE: (Singing) �I dreamed.

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