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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
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Susan Boyle reveals Asperger's diagnosis

Susan Boyle reveals Asperger's diagnosis

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle says she has a high-functioning form of autism called Asperger's.
Kate Stanton

Susan Boyle says she has Asperger's

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- British singer Susan Boyle said a doctor diagnosed her with Asperger's, a high-functioning form of autism.
Meryl Streep might play Susan Boyle, says Susan Boyle

Meryl Streep might play Susan Boyle, says Susan Boyle

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- There's a rumor out there that one of the world's greatest actresses could take on the role of former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle.
Kate Stanton
Susan Boyle to make her film debut in Rick Santorum-produced movie

Susan Boyle to make her film debut in Rick Santorum-produced movie

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Scottish recording artist Susan Boyle is to make her feature-film debut in "The Christmas Candle," EchoLight Studios announced Tuesday.
Susan Boyle begins first live tour, a circuit of Scotland

Susan Boyle begins first live tour, a circuit of Scotland

INVERNESS, Scotland, July 2 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who became an international sensation on "Britain's Got Talent," kicks off her first live tour Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 1, 2013.
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Leno leaving 'Tonight' next season? ... Yet another court date set for Lohan ... Cowell launches online talent contest ... Susan Boyle starring in first film ... News from United Press International.

Susan Boyle starring in first film

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- Scottish singer Susan Boyle is filming her big-screen debut, a Christmas period film set in an 1890s English village, the star said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 1, 2012
By United Press International
'Care' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Care' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Drake's "Take Care" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Park' tops U.S. album chart

'Park' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Mac Miller's "Blue Slide Park" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Mistletoe' tops U.S. album chart

'Mistletoe' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber's holiday-themed CD "Under the Mistletoe" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

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'Modern Family' wins big at Emmy Awards ... 'Mildred Pierce,' 'Downton Abbey' win multiple Emmys ... Tracy Morgan and Megan Wallover get engaged ... Susan Boyle's third CD set for release ... News from United Press International.
Susan Boyle's third CD set for release

Susan Boyle's third CD set for release

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle, who became an unlikely star while competing on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009, has recorded her third album, Syco/Columbia Records said Monday.
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Susan Boyle performs on the NBC Today Show at Rockefeller Center in New York City on November 23, 2009. UPI/John Angelillo .
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Susan Magdalane Boyle (born 1 April 1961) is a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on reality TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. Her first album was released in November 2009 and debuted as the number one best-selling CD on charts around the globe.

Global interest in Boyle was triggered by the contrast between her powerful voice and her plain appearance on stage. The juxtaposition of the audience's first impression of her, with the standing ovation she received during and after her performance, led to an international media and internet response. 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. Her audition video has been viewed on the internet several hundred million times. Despite the sustained media interest she later finished in second place in the final of the show behind dance troupe Diversity.

Boyle's first album, I Dreamed a Dream, was released on 23 November 2009 and became Amazon's best-selling album in pre-sales. According to Billboard, "The arrival of I Dreamed a Dream ... marks the best opening week for a female artist's debut album since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991." In only six weeks of sales, it became the biggest selling album in the world for 2009, selling 9 million copies. In September 2010, Boyle was officially recognised by Guinness World Records as having had the fastest selling debut album by a female artist in the UK, the most successful first week sales of a debut album in the UK, and was also awarded the record for being the oldest person to reach number one with a debut album in the UK.

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