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Susan Boyle is the undisputed Q4 winner...putting her neck-and-neck with Big Machine's Taylor Swift album Fearless for the year's best-seller.

BOYLE'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

Columbia's Unlikely Diva Tops Final Year-End Chart, Challenges Swift for 2009's Best Seller
If this is a Dream, the record industry probably doesn't want to wake up.

Syco/Columbia's Susan Boyle is the undisputed Q4 winner, as she spends the final week of 2009 at #1, adding another 510-520k to her total, sending it over 3 million, putting her neck-and-neck with Big Machine's Taylor Swift album Fearless, #5 this week, moving 210-220k, for the year's best-seller.

Geffen artist Mary J. Blige is the top debut at #2, with 330-340k for her new album, Stronger With Each Tear.

J/RMG's Alicia Keys, who debuted last week at #2 with her new album Element of Freedom, stands at #3 with 270-280k, down just slightly from last week's 406k and a two-week total of close to 700k.

Decca's own version of Santa Claus, Andrea Bocelli's My Christmas album, keeps on giving at #4 with another 260-270k, while Swift rounds out the Top 5.

Interscope's Lady Gaga, making a strong Grammy stretch run (where she will be up against fellow teen diva Swift and veteran Beyonce), is at #6 with 150-160k, in a virtual dead heat with Island/IDJ's teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.

19/Arista Nashville's Carrie Underwood (140-150k) along with Reprise's Michael Buble and a debut from Cash Money/Universal Motown's Young Money (both at 130-140k) complete the Top 10. 

Epic's Michael Jackson's This Is It (110-120k) is followed by Columbia's Glee, Vol. 2, Aftermath/Shady/ Interscope's  Eminem Relapse: Refill, Interscope's Lady Gaga The Fame Monster and The Black Eyed Peas, all at 100-110k.

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