Having simultaneous number one albums in the US and UK twice in one year is something that hasn’t happened in more than four decades, but Susan Boyle has rocked the charts on both sides of the pond yet again with her second album this year, The Gift.

Susan is the first woman ever to achieve this accomplishment, and The Beatles and The Monkees were the only two previous artists to have done so.  Understandably, Susan says she’s thrilled to see her second album doing as well as the first, especially since reality TV singers tend to have incredibly intense and short careers.  To even have a second album is an accomplishment; for it to go number one in two countries at once is absolutely astonishing.

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