The Columbia Records release of The Gift is the eagerly awaited second full-length album from the top-selling international singing sensation Susan Boyle and will be available everywhere this Tuesday, November 9.
You'll recall that Ms. Boyle's first album, I Dreamed a Dream sold over 4 million copies, which is no small feat in an era where everyone is saying that 'no one sells records anymore.' BroadwayWorld.com has learned that The Gift is shipping 2 million units, with great confidence, which would make it double platinum status. Again, no small feat.
The new album is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com (for a special low price!), click here for more information including song samples and a video preview.
Other albums released on the same day are Reba McEntire, Aaron Neville, The Concretes, Gary Wilson and more volleying for who'll place at number one. Our 'bet' is on Boyle.
She catapulted to international stardom overnight with 500 million YouTube hits, smashed music records around the world with her triumphant debut album and now Susan Boyle returns with her eagerly awaited second album, 'The Gift'.
‘The Gift', sees Susan Boyle and world acclaimed producer Steve Mac reunited to present a breathtaking seasonal album. Featuring yule time favourites ‘The First Noel' and ‘O Holy Night', Susan also fearlessly takes on iconic pop songs including ‘Don't Dream It's Over' and ‘Perfect Day' giving them a new identity.
Also making her musical debut on ‘The Gift' is American medic and winner of the International Susan Search, Amber Stassi. Amber & Susan perform a stunning and inimitable rendition of ‘Do you Hear What I Hear'. Susan surprised the world with her powerful, heart stopping voice when she walked onto the Britain's Got Talent stage in April 2009. By the November she had conquered the international music charts with her debut multi platinum album 'I Dreamed A Dream', selling over 10 million copies worldwide. Her debut album ‘I Dreamed A Dream' made Susan the biggest selling artist in the world in 2009, the fastest selling artist in the world for a decade and the fastest selling artist in the history of the UK charts. ‘I Dreamed A Dream' shot straight to the number one spot in over 21 countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa.
Now with a beautiful seasonal album she will, once again, defy critics and preconceptions.
Susan explained; "When making this album, I really wanted the songs to touch hearts. Music has always been a companion to me, particularly on special occasions. I wanted there to be a mix of songs that would flow with all our moods this holiday season. As much as the season is a time for reflection, it is also a time for fun and enjoyment with those closest to us."