Susan Boyle’s "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America.
"Dream" has sold more than half a million copies in each of its first five weeks of release — something only four albums have done since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. The Beatles’ "1" did it in its first six weeks, while Garth Brooks’ "Sevens" and Backstreet Boys’ "Black & Blue" each managed 500,000-plus frames in their first five weeks.
With just one more tracking week left in the year, "Dream" may overtake Taylor Swift’s "Fearless" as the year’s top selling album in the U.S.