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

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