Photographers take pictures of British singing sensation Susan Boyle as she returns home in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland in this May 8, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/David Moir

The upcoming debut album by British singing sensation Susan Boyle has become the largest global CD pre-order in the history of, the online retailer said on Thursday.

Boyle's album I Dreamed a Dream will be released on November 24 by Sony Music Entertainment. It is the first album since the dowdy 48 year-old church volunteer from Scotland took the Internet by storm with her unlikely star turn on the TV show Britain's Got Talent in April.

Amazon said that Boyle's album was not only the top CD pre-order in the United States, but also the biggest around the world in the 14-year history of it's web site.

Amazon declined to give their pre-order figures but said I Dreamed a Dream surpassed the 2008 record held by Supermarket Fantasy from Japanese rock band Mr. Children, 2007's Not Too Late by U.S. singer Norah Jones, and British group Take That's Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection in 2008.

Susan's album is clearly capturing the hearts of our customers around the globe, said Craig Pape, senior manager of music at

Boyle ultimately lost the final of Britain's Got Talent to a dance team, and she was afterward briefly admitted to a private British clinic for exhaustion.

However she was signed to a record deal by Britain's Got Talent and American Idol judge Simon Cowell and performed one track from the album -- a cover of The Rolling Stone's hit Wild Horses -- on America's Got Talent in September.