MUMBAI: Susan Boyle, the singer who stunned viewers the world over with her performance of I Dreamed a Dream on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent, has influenced sales of sheet music as well on Musicnotes.com.
"We have never encountered anything like this in the history of Musicnotes. This one song is even outselling songs from the hit movies Twilight and Hannah Montana: the Movie," said Musicnotes.com marketing director Bill Aicher.
Sheet music sales for I Dreamed a Dream have surpassed sales for the Miley Cyrus song The Climb from Hannah Montana: The Movie. In absence of the record-breaking popularity of I Dreamed a Dream, The Climb would be setting sheet music sales records of its own.
In addition to I Dreamed a Dream, Boyle’s first recorded song, the Arthur Hamilton standard Cry Me a River, is also rising in Musicnotes.com’s list of top downloads due to the Boyle’s recent Internet stardom.
"Shows like Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol are having a definite impact on more than just fans of the show. These talent shows are inspiring musicians and singers as well," added Aicher.