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Susan Boyle

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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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Stations Featuring
Susan Boyle

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Albums by
Susan Boyle

Top Songs by
Susan Boyle

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

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