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

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