Move over, Adam Lambert. The TV talent show runner-up who dominated the record charts last week was Susan Boyle, who placed second in the U.K.'s Britain's Got Talent contest earlier this year. Boyle's album, I Dreamed a Dream , sold 701,000 copies in the U.S., despite the fact that the talent show doesn't even air in this country. (A sticker on the CD says "As seen on YouTube.") It was, in fact, the biggest recording debut for any performer in 16 years and the biggest debut for a woman since SoundScan began tracking record sales in 1991. By contrast, Lambert's debut CD, For Your Entertainment , sold 198,000 copies, placing third on the record charts behind Boyle and Andrea Bocelli, whose My Christmas album sold 218,000 copies. In a related matter, Lambert's scheduled appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and another on the network's New Year's Eve show was canceled Wednesday, Lambert said on his Twitter account. "I AM doing Leno though," he tweeted.

03/12/2009