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Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle


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Birth Name :

Susan Magdalane Boyle

Birth Date :

April 01, 1961

Birth Place :

Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland

Claim to fame :

Contestant of "Britain's Got Talent" 3rd season


Susan Boyle, who was born on April 1, 1961, was briefly deprived of oxygen during the difficult birth and was later diagnosed as having learning difficulties. Due to the disability, she was bullied and nicknamed "Susie Simple" at school. After graduating from school with few qualifications, she was employed as a trainee cook in the kitchen of West Lothian College for six months and took part in government training programs.

Susan got singing lessons from voice coach Fred O'Neil. Prior to participating "Britain's Got Talent" (BGT), she sang in church and karaoke at pubs in her village. She also participated in her parish church's pilgrimages to the Knock Shrine, County Mayo, Ireland.

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Susan Boyle Lands Her First Boyfriend at 53, Calls Him 'Perfect Gentleman'

December 01, 2014 08:48:59 GMT

is in love. The "I Dreamed a Dream" singer shared in a recent interview with The Sun that she found her first boyfriend at the age of 53 and talked about her relationship with the man whose name is not revealed yet.

Susan Boyle Applies for $10-an-Hour Job at Local Shop

January 27, 2014 08:30:37 GMT

, who has multi-million dollar fortune from singing, reportedly has applied for a minimum wage job at a betting shop near her house. According to U.K.'s The Sun, Boyle inquired about the job at Ladbrokes in Blackburn, West Lothian on Thursday afternoon, January 23.

Susan Boyle 'Relieved' After Finding Out She Has Asperger's Syndrome

December 09, 2013 00:50:37 GMT

After a long search for the truth, found out that she has Asperger's syndrome and it came as sort of a relief for her. The 52-year-old singer told British paper The Observer that she went to see a specialist because she thought she has a far more serious condition than what the doctors told her when she was a child.

Susan Boyle to Make Movie Debut in 'Christmas Candle' With Samantha Barks

March 01, 2013 07:01:54 GMT

is extending her career to the big screen. The singing sensation who rose to stardom through "" has committed to star in costume drama "" which is based on the Max Lucado-written novella about a tale of angels, candles and Christmas wishes.

Susan Boyle to Get Biopic Treatment From Fox Searchlight

November 24, 2012 03:18:06 GMT

"" sensation will get herself a big screen treatment. Her life story has officially been acquired by Fox Searchlight, which aims to create a biopic about the English singer which will be combined with the story of famous U.K. musical play "I Dreamed a Dream".

Johnny Depp Launches a Book Imprint

October 17, 2012 09:36:33 GMT

is starting his own book imprint, which is going to be a part of the famous HarperCollins Publishers. The imprint is planned to have the same name with his production company, Infinitum Nihil, which means "Nothing Is Forever". On Monday, October 15, HarperCollins said that Johnny was looking for "authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and voices" in order to publish books under Infinitum Nihil.

Hugh Jackman Rocks His Wolverine Claws a la 'Gangnam Style'

October 17, 2012 09:26:27 GMT

has caught "Gangman Style" fever. On Tuesday, October 16, "" star posted a picture of him doing the horse-riding dance along with Korean rapper . Sharing a good laugh, they showed off iron claws on both knuckles.

Pantless Miley Cyrus Poses With Halloween Ghost

October 17, 2012 08:59:54 GMT

has already embraced Halloween spirit. The former "" star shares a picture of her playing a "Boo!!!" with her younger sister, . A prop of skeleton ghost wearing a long white outfit is looming over them.

Justin Bieber Becomes New Face of Adidas NEO Line

October 17, 2012 08:40:11 GMT

is expanding his business by becoming a new spokesman for Adidas. The young "Boyfriend" singer has his own fragrance line launched in 2010, and on Tuesday, October 16, the teen singer was announced as the new face of Adidas NEO Line label.

Video: Donny Osmond and Susan Boyle Make a Duet on 'DWTS'

October 17, 2012 08:13:11 GMT

Former "" contestant returned to the ballroom on Tuesday night, October 16. Instead of taking the dance floor like he did three years ago, the former teen idol delivered a song with British singing sensation .

Video: 'Britain's Got Talent' Finds the Next Susan Boyle in Jonathan Antoine

March 26, 2012 09:11:59 GMT

One contestant has emerged as a standout in the sixth season of "". In a Saturday, March 24 episode of the reality series, Jonathan Antoine stole the show after taking the stage to perform and 's "The Prayer" with his vocal school classmate, Charlotte Jaconelli.

Susan Boyle's Documentary to Air on TLC

October 25, 2011 17:48:11 GMT

The fascination on will continue in a documentary titled "Susan Boyle: An Unlikely Superstar". Per THR, TLC has picked up the rights to the one-hour program from "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" director Osca Humphreys.

Video Premiere: Susan Boyle's 'You Have to Be There'

October 07, 2011 04:15:30 GMT

has debuted a music video to support her new single "You Have to Be There" which is the first offering from her upcoming third studio album. The British singing sensation, who claimed her fame through "", keeps it simple yet classy in this black-and-white clip.

'America's Got Talent' Found Its Susan Boyle in Texas

June 30, 2011 18:20:15 GMT

America may have just found its . In the Houston, Texas audition of Got an awkward housewife named Cindy Chang decided to make her dream as a singer come true. At the end of the day, her pipes made judge stand up and people chant her name.

Play Based on Susan Boyle to Open in March 2012

June 17, 2011 15:31:50 GMT

So inspiring is 's life story that she would be the subject of a musical play. The Scottish singer's meteoric rise is brought to life in "I Dreamed a Dream" with actress Elaine C Smith portraying Boyle. Smith is best known as Mary in long-running Scottish sitcom "Rab C Nesbitt".

'Glee' Season 3's New Character Is Adele Meets Susan Boyle

June 03, 2011 02:29:40 GMT

Rachel might get a new rival in season 3 of "" after 's Sunshine Corazon briefly intimidated her last season. Words are, two new female students will enroll at McKinley High this fall with one character having the quality of big stars.

Susan Boyle Moving House Again

April 24, 2011 13:12:00 GMT

The Scottish singer, left the house where she grew up, in West Lothian, Scotland, and moved into a five-bedroom estate nearby last year.

Hanson and More Staged 12-Hour Gig for Japan Relief

March 21, 2011 02:24:07 GMT

Pop stars boosted relief efforts following Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters by staging a 12-hour telethon in Texas on Saturday, March 19. The "" trio teamed up with organizers behind the South By Southwest festival in Austin for the telethon, which featured performances and appearances from acts including R.E.M. rocker Michael Stipe, The Boxer Rebellion, and The Parlotones, among others.

Justin Bieber and Paul McCartney Took Part in BBC Star-Studded Telethon

March 21, 2011 02:12:08 GMT

Stars including Sir , , , and came together for Britain's Comic Relief fundraiser on Friday night, March 18, and helped raise a massive 118 million dollars. Celebrities rallied to take part in the TV telethon at the BBC studios in London and viewers were treated to an evening of performances and skits.

Susan Boyle Gives Up Sweet and Chocolate for Charity

March 10, 2011 02:51:57 GMT

Scottish singing sensation is giving up candy for 40 days to raise money for charity. The "I Dreamed a Dream" hitmaker is taking part in the Christian tradition of Lent, which sees followers cut out a favorite food or activity in the run-up to Easter.

Susan Boyle Is U.K.'s Most Successful Artist Internationally

February 22, 2011 03:28:13 GMT

is celebrating after she was named the U.K. artist with the most successful album overseas for the second consecutive year. The Scottish singer, who shot to fame after appearing on "" in 2009, sold 3.7 million copies of "" abroad, while her debut, "", shifted six million.

Funny or Die Video: Joe Jonas Ruins Couple's Valentine's Day

February 15, 2011 02:59:32 GMT

Having to sing on a date turns out to be not a perfect gift for some lovers. In a Funny or Die released just in time for the Valentine's Day, the star is accused of ruining a man's life after he was invited by the man to sing for his girl on their dinner date.

'Spider-Man' Reboot Gets Official 'Amazing' Title and New Photo

February 15, 2011 02:25:43 GMT

Columbia Pictures has given an official title for the new "" movie. Through a press release dated February 14, the studio announced that the film directed by Marc Webb will be called "" from now on.

Video Premiere: Miranda Cosgrove's 'Dancing Crazy'

February 14, 2011 09:27:21 GMT

's "Dancing Crazy" music video has just gone viral. It follows the Nickelodeon songstress going out with a bunch of her pals. "I like you and you like me/ We get together and we're happy," so she sings.

'Top 10 Biggest Surprises at the Grammys' by David Letterman

February 14, 2011 09:09:06 GMT

took part in the celebration of music industry's biggest night by reading out "Top 10 Biggest Surprises at the Grammys". During the live telecast of the February 13 event, the host of "" took a jab at several artists including and .

Susan Boyle Beats Ewan McGregor as Scot of the Year

January 26, 2011 03:12:04 GMT

Singing sensation has seen off competition from actor to be named Scot of the Year. Boyle enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame after footage of her audition on U.K. TV show "" in 2009 spread across the internet and made her an overnight star.

Susan Boyle Is Sony's Highest-Selling International Artist

January 24, 2011 09:18:44 GMT

Scottish singing sensation has a new honor to add to her collection - she's been named Sony's highest-selling international artist. The star shot to fame on U.K. TV show "" almost two years ago and has sold 14 million albums globally since the release of her debut, "", in November, 2009.

Susan Boyle Denies T.I. No. 1 on Hot 200

December 16, 2010 05:04:28 GMT

Christmas is just around the corner, and 's holiday album "" proves to be one of the favorite gifts to pick as it continues to sell well even after a month of release. The album adds another 243,000 copies and remains atop Billboard Hot 200, blocking such new entries as 's "" from the top spot.

Susan Boyle Promotes Autobiography in Glasgow, the Pics

December 14, 2010 07:06:20 GMT

was in a good mood when promoting her book "The Woman I Was Born to Be" in Glasgow, Scotland. The book signing took place in WH Smiths on Monday, December 13 and was attended by hundreds of her fans who have queued to get the singer's autograph.

Susan Boyle Returns to No. 1 on Hot 200, Knocking Off Kanye West

December 09, 2010 04:07:36 GMT

After getting kicked by from the first place of Billboard Hot 200 last week, has now reclaimed the hot spot. By doing so, she pushes the rapper down to No. 7 on the U.S. albums chart. Her holiday album "" adds another 272,000 copies, while Kanye's Hip-Hop effort "" pulls in 108,000 units.

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