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

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