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Saturday 20 December 2014

Boyle pipped to top of US chart

Susan Boyle was beaten to the US number one slot by Taylor Swift
Susan Boyle was beaten to the US number one slot by Taylor Swift

Susan Boyle has lost out in the race to be top of the US album charts at Christmas - to Taylor Swift.

The British singer was beaten into second place by American pop star Taylor, whose album Speak Now sold just 5,000 more copies this week.

Earlier this year, Su-Bo became the first female singer to have a number one album in the United States and UK twice in less than a year.

Her second album The Gift followed her debut, I Dreamed A Dream, and took the top spot in the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

I Dreamed A Dream was top of the US album charts last Christmas.

Susan was catapulted from obscurity to global stardom after appearing on last year's Britain's Got Talent contest.

The singer, from West Lothian in Scotland, became an international star after her performance of I Dreamed A Dream from the musical Les Miserables stunned the audience and judges on the ITV1 show.

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