When she strode out onto the Britain's Got Talent stage Susan Boyle said she wanted to be as successful as Elaine Page.
But the Scottish singer has far eclipsed her idol – even going on to beat Madonna in the incredible feat of reaching No 1 in the UK and US album charts at the same time twice in a year.
Only the Monkees and the Beatles have managed to equal her record.
"It's pretty amazing," says Susan, who made history this week when her new album The Gift topped charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
"I'm overwhelmed but delighted… It's hard to put into words."
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