Susan Boyle returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 albums chart
Susan Boyle's second album, the holiday-themed "The Gift", has returned to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
The record has sold more than 270,000 copies in the past week, Columbia Records said in a statement. Boyle, a 49-year-old Scottish church volunteer, was No. 3 on the list last week. She rose to fame after she became a YouTube sensation due to her "Britain's Got Talent" audition in 2009 and is now estimated to be worth millions.
Her new record contains Christmas carols such as "O Holy Night" and covers of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over", Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and Lou Reed's "Perfect Day. It debuted at the top spot after it was released in early November and has since then has sold at least 600,000 copies.
Taylor Swift's album "Speak Now" moves up two slots to the No. 2 position on the Billboard 200 chart, while Jackie Evancho's "O Holy Night" is in third place. The "Glee" Christmas album is No. 4 and the record "Glee, the Music Volume 4" is in the fifth position on the list. Both were recorded by cast members of the hit FOX show.
Last week's albums chart topper, rapper Kanye West, moves to the No. 7 position with his album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Boyle recently performed "O Holy Night" on the ABC daytime talk show "The View" but was unable to hit the high notes and stopped singing, citing a "frog" in her throat.
Boyle's debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream," named after the song from the musical "Les Miserables" that she sang during her the "Britain's Got Talent" audition that made her a viral hit, also topped the chart last year and spent six weeks in the No. 1 position.
Check out the track listing for Susan Boyle's new album, "The Gift":1. "Perfect Day" (Lou Reed cover)
2. "Hallelujah" ( Leonard Cohen cover)
3. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Harry Simeone Chorale cover)
4. "Don't Dream It's Over" (Crowded House cover)
5. "The First Noel" (Christmas carol)
6. "O Holy Night" (Christmas carol)
7. "Away in a Manger" (Christmas carol)
8. "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace" (Christian hymn)
9. "Auld Lang Syne" (Folk song)
10. "O Come All Ye Faithful" (Christian hymn)
11. "Vapor Trail" (Yumi Arai cover)