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

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