Lady Gaga, Susan Boyle crowned Britain's 2009 best sellers

Sun Jan 3, 2010 9:18pm EST
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Lady Gaga's single "Poker Face" and Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed A Dream" were crowned Britain's biggest-selling records of 2009, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

New Yorker Lada Gaga's debut single, "Just Dance," was number three in the official singles chart of 2009, just behind Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling."

Boyle, the runner-up of the "Britain's Got Talent" TV show, claimed top spot in the year's album chart after "I Dreamed a Dream" sold more than 1.5 million copies in six weeks.

The 48-year-old Scottish singer was unknown before her appearance on the talent show last April and became an overnight Internet sensation.

Boyle edged Lady Gaga's "The Fame" into second place in the list of the year's best-selling albums ahead of Michael Buble's "Crazy Love."

In the latest week's British singles chart, Lady Gaga's single "Bad Romance" returned to number one spot. She pushed X Factor winner Joe McElderry's debut single "The Climb" down to number two.

American hip hop band Black Eyed Peas moved up three places to third with "Meet Me Halfway."

In the week's albums chart, there was a return to the number one slot for Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" which was first number one in June 2009. Lady Gaga's "The Fame" occupied number two with Boyle's album in third.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Belinda Goldsmith)

 
<p>Lady Gaga performs in Francesco Vezzoli's "Ballets Russes Italian Style (The Shortest Musical You Will Never See Again)" during the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) New 30th anniversary gala in Los Angeles in this November 14, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>