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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. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Susan Boyle

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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.   How Great Thou Art
  8.   Who I Was Born to Be
  9.   Wild Horses
  10.   You'll See
  11.   Cry Me a River
  12.   Perfect Day
  13.   When a Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis
  14.   The First Noel
  15.   The Christmas Song
  16.   Silent Night
  17.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  18.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  19.   Do You Hear What I Hear?
  20.   Away in a Manger
  21.   I Believe In Father Christmas
  22.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  23.   Little Drummer Boy
  24.   Unchained Melody
  25.   I Dreamed a Dream
  26.   Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  27.   Up to the Mountain
  28.   Lilac Wine
  29.   Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
  30.   Imagine
  31.   You Raise Me Up
  32.   The End of the World
  33.   Angel
  34.   In the Bleak Midwinter
  35.   You'll Never Walk Alone
  36.   Memory
  37.   This Will Be the Year
  38.   I Can Only Imagine
  39.   As Long as He Needs Me
  40.   Send in the Clowns
  41.   Both Sides Now
  42.   Abide with Me
  43.   Return
  44.   Amazing Grace
  45.   I Have a Dream
  46.   Somewhere Out There by Michael Bolton
  47.   Miracle Hymn
  48.   The Lord's Prayer
  49.   This Is the Moment
  50.   Out Here on My Own
  51.   All I Ask of You
  52.   The Winner Takes It All
  53.   Autumn Leaves
  54.   Auld Lang Syne
  55.   Daydream Believer
  56.   Proud
  57.   The Molly Meldrum Interview
  58.   Documentary
  59.   Bring Him Home
  60.   Mull of Kintyre
  61.   Mad World
  62.   When You Wish Upon a Star
  63.   Oh Happy Day
  64.   The Impossible Dream
  65.   Bridge Over Troubled Water
  66.   Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  67.   May You Never Be Alone
  68.   Always On My Mind
  69.   I Know Him So Well by Geraldine McQueen
  70.   (Is This The Way To) Amarillo by Tony Christie
  71.   I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) featuring Andy Pipkin
  72.   Angels
  73.   Wish You Were Here
  74.   The Christmas Waltz
  75.   You Have to Be There
  76.   Someone to Watch Over Me
  77.   When I Fall in Love
  78.   McCartney And McQueen featuring Geraldine McQueen
  79.   What a Wonderful World
  80.   Like a Prayer

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