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Susan Boyle

Susan Magdalane Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables. Her first album was released in November 2009 and debuted as the number one best-selling album on charts around the globe.

Susan Boyle's initial appearance on the talent show fired public imagination when her modest stage introduction and thick speaking accent left audience, viewers and judges alike unprepared for the power and expression of her mezzo-soprano voice. Before she had finished the song's opening phrase a standing ovation for Boyle had erupted.(6)(7) An international media and Internet response coincided. Within nine days of the audition, videos of Boyle-from the show, various interviews and her 1999 rendition of "Cry Me a River"-had been watched over 100 million times. Despite becoming an international sensation she eventually finished in second place on the show behind dance troupe Diversity.

Boyle's debut album, I Dreamed a Dream (2009) instantly became the UK's best-selling debut album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. I Dreamed a Dream is ranked fourth in its first week sales according to the Official Chart Company in the United Kingdom. In her first year of fame, Boyle made 5 million pounds with the release of I Dreamed a Dream and its lead-off singles, "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Wild Horses". The success was continued with her second album, The Gift (2010), and was followed by Boyle's third album, Someone to Watch Over Me, released on 31 October 2011. On 12 May 2012, Susan returned to Britain's Got Talent to perform as a guest in the final singing "You'll See". The following day, she performed at Windsor Castle for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant singing "Mull of Kintyre". Boyle's net worth was estimated at 22 million pounds in April 2012.


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Susan Boyle : I Dreamed A Dream : Solo : Songbook : 038081385914  : 00-34615

Susan Boyle : I Dreamed A Dream

Inspirational and breathtaking, I Dreamed a Dream is the highly anticipated debut album from international sensation Susan Boyle. Susan surprised the world with her powerful, heart-stopping voice when she appeared on Britain's Got Talent. Now, Alfred Music presents this stunning album-matching folio with piano/vocal/guitar arrangements. This songbook includes a complete biographical sketch created specifically for this publication.

Songlist: How Great Thou Art, Cry Me a River, Who I Was Born to Be, Daydream Believer, The End of the World, You'll See, I Dreamed a Dream, Up to the Mountain , Proud, Silent Night, Amazing Grace, Wild Horses

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Voicing: Solo | 4041b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Susan Boyle : The Gift : Solo : Songbook : 038081412788  : 00-37172

Susan Boyle : The Gift

Enjoy playing Susan Boyle's personal favorites from the sacred, secular, and traditional worlds. This songbook includes commentary from Susan on each title.

Songlist: Do You Hear What I Hear, Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, Perfect Day, Don't Dream It's Over, The First Noel, O Holy Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Hallelujah, Away in a Manger, Auld Lang Syne

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Voicing: Solo | 8764b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG

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