Susan Boyle rules 2009 music charts
Susan Boyle has been crowned one of the biggest-selling stars of 2009.
According to the Official Charts Company, the Britain's Got Talent sensation's debut album, I Dreamed A Dream, had the biggest first week sales for a debut album in chart history, and to date has sold 1.5 million copies, making it the biggest-selling album of 2009.
Lady Gaga and her Grammy-nominated hit, Poker Face, was the single of the year after being the most downloaded song in the UK.
Managing director Martin Talbot said: "Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle have captured the public imagination and made the charts their own in less than a year - it's a phenomenal achievement for them both."
It seems was also a bumper year for Black Eyed Peas, who released their fifth record, The END, and X Factor winner Joe McElderry and his chart-topping single The Climb.
The Black Eyed Peas had four singles in the Official Singles Chart of 2009, while The END was fourth in the album chart.
Joe was at No 5 in the 2009 singles chart, despite only being on sale for three weeks.