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

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