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

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