Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys’ No. 1 Debut

SuBo Fever is showing no signs of slowing down.

Talent show sensation and YouTube celeb Susan Boyble claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the fourth week in a row on Wednesday. I Dreamed a Dream, the debut album from the Scottish singing sensation, denied ten-time Grammy Award winer Alicia Keys the top spot.

Alicia’s The Element of Freedom — backed by singles like “Empire State of Mind” and “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” — debuted at No. 2 moving 417,000 units. All four of A. Keys’ previous albums debuted at No. 1. Her Nov. 2007 releas,e As I Am, moved 742,000 copies in its first week of release.

I Dreamed a Dream sold 661,000 copies during the week ended December 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new totals moves the LP up to 2,465,000 copies, making it the second-best selling album of the year. Taylor Swift’s Fearless remains the year’s biggest charttopper; the 2008 release moved 2,933,000 copies in 2009.

Here are the Top 10 sales figures for Billboard 200 this week:

1. Susan Boyle (661,227)(+13.6%)

2. Alicia Keys (417,277)NR

3. Andrea Bocelli (389,899)(-2.6%)

4. Taylor Swift (239,485)(+42.5%)

5. Carrie Underwood (153,075)(+43.7%)

6. Lady Gaga (140,751)(+36.8%)

7. Michael Buble (140,301)(+52.6%)

8. Justin Bieber (127,148)(+30.6%)

9. Robin Thicke (122,862)NR

10. Glee: The Music Vol. 2 (110,750)(-35.8%)

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