Boyle recognised for breaking records

Boyle recognised for breaking records

Susan Boyle was celebrating a triple whammy today after she ended up with three different entries in the record books.

The Scottish singer, who shot to fame after appearing on 'Britain's Got Talent', said it was a "real honour" to appear in the Guinness World Records.

She said: "I used to read this book as a wee girl. I never dreamt that one day I would actually appear in the Guinness Book of Records.

"I only ever wanted to sing and perform. This is truly fantastic."

Her debut album 'I Dreamed A Dream' was the fastest selling album by a UK female and also had the most successful first week sale of a UK debut album.

It sold 411,820 copies in its first week in the UK - almost 50,000 more than the previous record holder Arctic Monkeys.

Boyle was also the oldest person to reach number one with a debut album.

She was 48 when her album went to the top spot, breaking the record set by then 35-year-old Jane McDonald in 1998.

Other singers to make the record books include Tom Jones, the oldest artist to have a number one single, and Lady Gaga who was crowned the most searched for woman on the internet.

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