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

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