Slacker Logo


Susan Boyle

Amateur vocalist Susan Boyle became an overnight sensation after appearing on the first round of 2009's popular U.K. reality show Britain's Got Talent. Boyle, who was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland in 1961, caught the judges (and the world) off guard with her masterful rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables, due in part to the unemployed and undeniably plain church volunteer's "salt of the earth" demeanor and country spinster back story. Boyle attempted a singing career in 1999, recording a handful of demos that showcased her rich and expressive voice, but chose to look after her aging mother instead of pursuing the dream full-time. Within hours of her appearance on Britain's Got Talent, Boyle was not only an Internet sensation, she was a world-wide phenomenon. Her debut album, I Dreamed a Dream, was released in 2009 and reached number one on both the U.S. and U.K. charts, setting a record in her homeland for first-week sales. I Dreamed a Dream was more than an instant success: it wound up as the second biggest seller of 2009 in the U.S. and topped charts throughout Europe. Boyle delivered a second album, the Christmas-themed The Gift, for the holiday season of 2010. Her third outing, 2011's Steve Mac-produced Someone to Watch Over Me, featured a diverse set of hits, including takes on classics like "Both Sides Now" and "Unchained Melody," as well as more modern material from the likes of Tears for Fears ("Mad World") and Depeche Mode ("Enjoy the Silence"). A year after Someone to Watch Over Me, Boyle returned with the concept album Standing Ovation: Greatest Songs from the Stage, which featured duets with Donny Osmond and Michael Crawford. This was her first album not to debut at the top of the U.K. charts; instead, it went in at number seven. In 2013, Boyle devoted herself to Christmas, making her acting debut in the feature film The Christmas Candle and recording the seasonal album Home for Christmas, which was released in October 2013; it went gold in the U.K. Almost exactly a year later, Boyle released her sixth album, Hope, which spent 35 weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Inspirational Albums chart. 2016's Wonderful World saw Boyle take on a genre-hopping set that included Madonna's "Like a Prayer," Paul McCartney's "Mull of Kintyre," and a virtual duet with Nat King Cole on "When I Fall in Love." ~ James Christopher Monger
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Susan Boyle

    Classical Crossover

    Classical Crossover
    5 songs

Albums by
Susan Boyle

Top Songs by
Susan Boyle

  1.   Song
  2.   O Holy Night
  3.   Don't Dream It's Over
  4.   Enjoy the Silence
  5.   O Come All Ye Faithful
  6.   Hallelujah
  7.   Wild Horses
  8.   Who I Was Born to Be
  9.   Cry Me a River
  10.   How Great Thou Art
  11.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  12.   The Christmas Song
  13.   When a Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis
  14.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  15.   Little Drummer Boy
  16.   The First Noel
  17.   Perfect Day
  18.   Do You Hear What I Hear?
  19.   Away in a Manger
  20.   Silent Night
  21.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  22.   I Believe in Father Christmas
  23.   You'll See
  24.   Unchained Melody
  25.   I Dreamed a Dream
  26.   This Will Be the Year
  27.   This Is the Moment
  28.   Wish You Were Here
  29.   Auld Lang Syne
  30.   Amazing Grace
  31.   May You Never Be Alone
  32.   Always on My Mind
  33.   I Have a Dream
  34.   Somewhere out There by Michael Bolton
  35.   When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole
  36.   What a Wonderful World
  37.   The Impossible Dream
  38.   Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  39.   Angel
  40.   You'll Never Walk Alone
  41.   All I Ask of You
  42.   As Long as He Needs Me
  43.   Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  44.   You Have to Be There
  45.   Return
  46.   Mad World
  47.   Daydream Believer
  48.   Proud
  49.   The End of the World
  50.   Up to the Mountain
  51.   Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
  52.   Both Sides Now
  53.   Mull of Kintyre
  54.   You Raise Me Up
  55.   Oh Happy Day
  56.   Imagine
  57.   Abide with Me
  58.   I Can Only Imagine
  59.   Miracle Hymn
  60.   The Christmas Waltz
  61.   Memory
  62.   Send in the Clowns
  63.   The Winner Takes It All
  64.   Someone to Watch Over Me
  65.   Lilac Wine
  66.   Autumn Leaves
  67.   Like a Prayer
  68.   Angels
  69.   Out Here on My Own
  70.   Bring Him Home
  71.   Bridge Over Troubled Water
  72.   When You Wish Upon a Star
  73.   In the Bleak Midwinter
  74.   The Lord's Prayer

Artists Related to Susan Boyle

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |