Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle will get an extra special 49th birthday present in April - she's set to receive a $6 million pay cheque, according to U.K. reports. Boyle shot to fame on Simon Cowell's "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009 when a clip of her singing spread across the internet and gained her legions of dedicated fans.
She then went on to release her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream", which became the biggest-selling CD of 2009 in the U.K., and has now sold more than 8.5 million copies globally. Boyle has reportedly been living off an allowance from Cowell, but she will receive her first multi-million dollar payout from her worldwide sales when she turns 49 on April 1.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "People have thought of Susan as a millionaire for months already because her album was launched in November, but she hasn't got it yet. Up until now, her management team have made sure she never wanted for anything, but this is her long-awaited payday."