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Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle's First Album


Singing In the Local Venues


Susan Boyle

I find her to be fascinating. Susan's rise to fame has been watched by millions with the help of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. She is a rather plain individual with a powerful voice that has caused the world to take notice of her.

Born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, her parents were imigrants from Ireland. She was the youngest of four brothers and six sisters. Her mother was 47 years old when she gave birth to Susan. During the birth, she experienced a period of time without oxygen which supposedly caused some learning disabilities.

Susan took singings lessons, attended Edinburgh's acting school, sang in a local Catholic Church, sang in choirs, and sang Karaoke in various pubs around her village. Along the way, she won several singing competitions and it was her Mom who urged her to try out for Britain's Got Talent. Her performance on the show was her first public performance since the death of her mother at the age of 91, in 2007. Susan still lives in the family home and has never married. Her father passed away in the 1990's.

In the competition on Britain's Got Talent, Susan's first performance was "I Dreamed A Dream". Over 10,000,000 viewers watcher her debut. Did you see Simon Cowell's face as she presented her song? She also appeared on the first semi-final on May 24, 2009 performing "Memory". Despite her attempts to win the competition, DIVERSITY won first place,

Simon Cowell and Susan Boyle


The Dream Comes To Pass

Susan's first album was released on November 23, 2009. It sold 701,000 copies in the first week. This album topped the Billboard Chart for six weeks straight. It was one of two albums to sell over 3,000,000 copies in the United States, only 86,000 were from digital downloads. To date, she has sold 8.5 million copies of the album. Her second album will be released by Christmas. The second album may be even bigger. 


A Simple Woman Who Sings Like A Star

On April 1, 2010, Susan will turn 49. She will soon purchase a new home. Let's just say her luck has changed. Susan Magdalene Boyle, a Scottish singer drew international public attention when she competed on Britain's Got Talent. Her hit song was "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables. Boyle's frumpy style and demeanor were not her keys to success, but did send a message to the world that extraordinary things can be done by ordinary people. She is working on that image to be the best she can be. Her story is heart warming and encouraging to the world!

The Album

The Album

I love this album because of its variety. My all time favorite song is "Wild Horses". "I Dreamed A Dream" is full of songs you will enjoy. Her debut song "I Dreamed a Dream" is on this album along with several hymns and classy tunes you may remember from the past like "Cry Me A River". If you don't have your copy, get one today and ENJOY!

More Details on Susan Boyle's Rise To Fame


Paula Kirchner (author) from Austin. Texas on April 18, 2010:

Thanks Sarah for your comment. Yes, people have been rather rough on her. She can sing like a bird!

Sarah Roberts from Belton, TX on April 18, 2010:

Thank you so much for this article! My mom just loves her and prays for her daily. It's irritating when people have such cruel comments to make about her. Thanks again for the kind words about such a sweet, gentle lady.

Paula Kirchner (author) from Austin. Texas on April 16, 2010:

Thanks lavanya07!

lavanya07 from New Delhi on April 16, 2010:

I simply loved the hub

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Paula Kirchner (author) from Austin. Texas on April 10, 2010:

Thanks for your comment Betherann!

Beth Morey from Montana on April 10, 2010:

I love Susan Boyle's story!

World-Traveler from USA on March 30, 2010:

Susan, a great singer. Thanks for sharing.

Paula Kirchner (author) from Austin. Texas on March 29, 2010:

Staying the way she is with all of the fame will be difficult I am sure! Blessings to you akirchner!

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on March 29, 2010:

I SO worry about her though - she is just so sweet and untamed and I hope the world leaves her alone and just realizes what a gift she is/she has and lets that be the ONLY thing that is important. I would hate to see her naturalness and her innocence ruined by the zealous media and people watchers! I will never in my life forget Simon's face when she began to sing! That was in a word - priceless!

Paula Kirchner (author) from Austin. Texas on March 29, 2010:

She is an amazing singer, Breakfastpop!

breakfastpop on March 29, 2010:

She has an amazing voice. Terrific hub about a truly talented and almost undiscovered talent.

Paula Kirchner (author) from Austin. Texas on March 28, 2010:

Thanks for the input Cajunroostter. I agree!

John David LeCoq from San Antonio, Texas on March 28, 2010:

Susan Boyle is a rare talent. And she is proving you don't have to be outrageous to be a star. She is truly a simple and regular lady with lots of class, and talent. Susan Boyle is going to continue to do well. I wish her the best. Thanks for the great hub.

Paula Kirchner (author) from Austin. Texas on March 28, 2010:

She sure can sing! Thanks Quill for the comment! Have a blessed week!

"Quill" on March 28, 2010:

Many here in North American stood in amazement at the voice of this lady... well done with this review and update


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