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Susan Boyle's life inspires stage musical

Susan Boyle's life inspires stage musical

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Scottish recording artist Susan Boyle has confirmed she is to be the subject of a touring stage show.
'Speak' tops U.S. album chart again

'Speak' tops U.S. album chart again

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Speak' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

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

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Gift' tops U.S. album chart again

'Gift' tops U.S. album chart again

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "The Gift" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a fourth, non-consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Gift' tops U.S. album chart

'Gift' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "The Gift" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Boyle suffers frog in throat on 'View'

Boyle suffers frog in throat on 'View'

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Scottish singer Susan Boyle stopped her performance of "O Holy Night" mid-song on "The View" after her voice faltered and she couldn't continue.
'Fantasy' tops the U.S. album chart

'Fantasy' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Boyz to sing in Rockefeller tree show

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The R&B group Boyz II Men will perform on the "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" television special, NBC said Wednesday.
'Gift' stays No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Gift' stays No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "The Gift" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Susan Boyle to sit for 'View' chat

Susan Boyle to sit for 'View' chat

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Scottish pop star Susan Boyle is to make her first guest appearance on the U.S. chat show "The View," ABC said Tuesday.
'The Gift' tops U.S. album chart

'The Gift' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle's "The Gift" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Stars line up for tree-lighting special

Stars line up for tree-lighting special

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow and Josh Groban have signed up to perform at this year's Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in New York's Rockefeller Center, NBC said.
Bolton to replace Boyle on 'DWTS'

Bolton to replace Boyle on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Bolton, booted from "Dancing with the Stars" last week, is to return and sing, replacing the ailing Susan Boyle as the U.S. show's musical guest.
Rep: Ailing Boyle scraps 'DWTS' spot

Rep: Ailing Boyle scraps 'DWTS' spot

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has canceled her planned appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" because she is ill, her publicist said Monday.
Boyle to release second CD

Boyle to release second CD

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has recorded a holiday album called "The Gift" to be released in November, Columbia Records said.
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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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