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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Subo celebrates record book entries

Susan Boyle has three Guinness World Records entries
Susan Boyle has three Guinness World Records entries

Susan Boyle is celebrating a triple whammy 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."

She continued: "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 Sir 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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