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

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