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BIRTHDAY: April 1, 1961
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BIGGEST LP: I Dreamed A Dream (2009)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Susan BoyleSusan Magdalane Boyle was born April 1, 1961 in Scotland. Few artists can truly claim the 'rags to riches' story as much as Susan Boyle. In 2009, Susan went from an unknown to having one of the biggest selling LPs around the world by the end of the year. She also represents another common saying - 'don't judge a book by its cover' by showing the world that presenting yourself as average and somewhat socially ackward but then delivering when it comes to a singing voice, can win over millions of potential fans. Susan's journey to fame began with taking a chance on the UK reality competition program Britian's Got Talent at her mother's urging. Susan ended up coming in second in the competition, but with the trail she had begun to blaze, it didn't matter.

2009...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Susan's appearance on the UK talent show Britain's Got Talent and performance of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables aired (recorded in January). The appearance began with snickers from the audience at her appearance and the manner in which she answered questions prior to singing. But once she started singing, mouths dropped, cheers began, and Susan received a roar from the audience and the show's judges. Her performance became an instant news item with millions of people viewing her on YouTube and instantly becoming fans.

November
Susan Boyle - 'I Dreamed A Dream'button.gif (123 bytes) Susan released her debut LP I Dreamed A Dream (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3).
button.gif (123 bytes) Susan topped the UK LP chart with
I Dreamed A Dream. The LP was the fastest selling UK debut LP of all time.
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I Dreamed A Dream topped the LP charts in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Holland, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Ireland.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Susan topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Internet Albums chart with
I Dreamed A Dream selling over 701,000 copies its first week of release in the US. The LP had the biggest first week sales in the US for the year (beating out the previous leader Eminem).
button.gif (123 bytes) Susan topped the Canadian LP chart with
I Dreamed A Dream.
button.gif (123 bytes) Susan's appearance on Britian's Got Talent was the most viewed video clip of the year on YouTube with over 120 million views.
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I Dreamed A Dream was the #2 selling LP of the year selling over 3.1 copies during the year in the US.
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I Dreamed A Dream was the #1 selling LP of the year in the UK.
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I Dreamed A Dream was certified 3x platinum.

2010...

January
Susan Boyle - 'The Gift'button.gif (123 bytes) I Dreamed A Dream was certified 4x platinum.

November
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The Gift.
button.gif (123 bytes) Susan topped the Billboard LP chart with
The Gift. The LP sold over 318,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) Susan topped the UK LP chart with
The Gift.

December
Susan Boyle - 'Someone To Watch Over Me'button.gif (123 bytes) Susan's LP The Gift was the #5 top selling LP of the year.
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The Gift was certified 3x platinum.

2011...

February
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Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album (I Dreamed A Dream).

November
Susan Boyle - 'Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage'button.gif (123 bytes) Susan released Someone To Watch Over Me.
button.gif (123 bytes) Susan topped the UK LP charts with
Someone To Watch Over Me.

December
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Someone To Watch Over Me was certified gold.

2012....

February
Susan Boyle - 'Home For Christmas'button.gif (123 bytes) Susan was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (The Gift).

November
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Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage.

2013...

October
Susan Boyle - 'Hope'button.gif (123 bytes) Susan released Home For Christmas.

2014...

2016...

LP DISCOGRAPHY
Susan Boyle - 'I Dreamed A Dream'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

I Dreamed A Dream

Released: November, 2009
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1
Grammy Nominee: Best Pop Vocal Album
Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Wild Horses" - "I Dreamed A Dream" - "Cry Me A River" - "How Great Thou Art" - "You'll See" - "Daydream Believer" - "Up To The Mountain" - "Amazing Grace" - "Who I Was Born To Be" - "Proud" - "The End Of The World" - "Silent Night"

Susan Boyle - 'The Gift'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

The Gift

Released: November, 2010
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1
Grammy Nominee: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tracks: "Perfect Day" - "Hallelujah" - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" - "Don't Dream It's Over" - "The First Noel' - "O Holy Night" - "Away In A Manger" - "Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace" - "Auld Lang Syne" - "O Come All Ye Faithful"

Susan Boyle - 'Someone To Watch Over Me'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Someone To Watch Over Me

Released: November, 2011
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 4
Tracks: "You Have To Be There" - "Unchained Melody" - "Enjoy The Silence" - "Both Sides Now" - "Lilac Wine" - "Mad World" - "Autumn Leaves" - "This Will Be The Year" - "Return" - "Someone To Watch Over Me"

Susan Boyle - 'Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage

Released: November 13, 2012
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 12
Live Tracks: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" - "The Winner Takes It All" - "Send In The Clowns" - "The Music Of The Night" (featuring Michael Crawford) - "Bring Me Home" - "Memory" - "As Long As He Needs Me" - "All I Ask Of You" (with Donny Osmond) - "Out Here On My Own" - "You'll Never Walk Alone" - "This Is The Moment" (featuring Donny Osmond)

Susan Boyle - 'Home For Christmas'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Home For Christmas

Released: October 29, 2013
Billboard peak: # 17
Tracks: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" - "The Lord's Prayer" - "Little Drummer Boy" - "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - "When A Child Is Born" - "The Christmas Song" - "I Believe In Father Christmas" - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" - "The Christmas Waltz" - "In The Bleak Midwinter" - "Miracle Hymn"

Susan Boyle - 'Hope'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Hope

Released: October 21, 2014
Billboard peak: # 16
Tracks: "Wish You Were Here" - "I Can Only Imagine" - "Angel" - "Abide With Me" - "Imagine" - "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - "The Impossible Dream" - "Oh Happy Day" - "You Raise Up" (live with the Lakewood Church Choir)

Susan Boyle - 'A Wonderful World'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

A Wonderful World

Released: November 4, 2016
Tracks: "What A Wonderful World" - "When I Fall In Love" (with Nat King Cole) - "Angels" - "Somewhere Out There" (with Michael Bolton) - "I Have A Dream" - "Always On My Mind" - "May You Never Be Alone" - "Mull Of Kintyre" - "Like A Prayer" - "When You Wish Upon A Star"

 
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