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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, 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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Albums by
Susan Boyle

Top Songs by
Susan Boyle

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

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