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Susan Boyle

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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
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Susan Boyle

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Albums by
Susan Boyle

Top Songs by
Susan Boyle

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

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