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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. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Albums by
Susan Boyle

Top Songs by
Susan Boyle

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    Popularity
  2.   Enjoy the Silence
  3.   Don't Dream It's Over
  4.   O Holy Night
  5.   O Come All Ye Faithful
  6.   Who I Was Born to Be
  7.   How Great Thou Art
  8.   Wild Horses
  9.   Hallelujah
  10.   Cry Me a River
  11.   You'll See
  12.   Perfect Day
  13.   When a Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis
  14.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  15.   Away in a Manger
  16.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  17.   The Christmas Song
  18.   Little Drummer Boy
  19.   Unchained Melody
  20.   Do You Hear What I Hear?
  21.   The First Noel
  22.   I Believe In Father Christmas
  23.   Silent Night
  24.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  25.   I Dreamed a Dream
  26.   Out Here on My Own
  27.   Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  28.   Miracle Hymn
  29.   Memory
  30.   The Christmas Waltz
  31.   Someone to Watch Over Me
  32.   Angel
  33.   This Will Be the Year
  34.   Mad World
  35.   Imagine
  36.   In the Bleak Midwinter
  37.   Bring Him Home
  38.   Oh Happy Day
  39.   Amazing Grace
  40.   You Raise Me Up
  41.   Bridge Over Troubled Water
  42.   Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  43.   Abide with Me
  44.   I Can Only Imagine
  45.   Wish You Were Here
  46.   You'll Never Walk Alone
  47.   Send in the Clowns
  48.   The Winner Takes It All
  49.   You Have to Be There
  50.   Return
  51.   Lilac Wine
  52.   Both Sides Now
  53.   Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
  54.   The Molly Meldrum Interview
  55.   Documentary
  56.   Up to the Mountain
  57.   The End of the World
  58.   Proud
  59.   Auld Lang Syne
  60.   Daydream Believer
  61.   The Impossible Dream
  62.   All I Ask of You
  63.   Autumn Leaves
  64.   I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) featuring Andy Pipkin
  65.   This Is the Moment
  66.   As Long as He Needs Me
  67.   McCartney And McQueen featuring Geraldine McQueen
  68.   The Lord's Prayer
  69.   I Know Him So Well by Geraldine McQueen
  70.   (Is This The Way To) Amarillo by Tony Christie

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