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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 1:

1961 (50) Susan Boyle Frumpy singer turned star was sensational on “Britain’s Got Talent”

She is a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on reality TV program 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.

Trivia

# Susan’s first album became “Amazon.com’s” best-selling album in pre-sales shortly after it became available, beating out artist Whitney Houston.

# Although highly predicted to win, Susan actually finished in 2nd place on the third series of Britain’s Got Talent behind the dance group Diversity.

# Growing up Susan took voice lessons from voice coach Fred O’Neil.

# Susan has been singing since age five. She found solace through singing when her fellow peers would make fun of her because of her learning disability.

# Susan spent a brief amount of time during the 90′s studying at the Edinburgh Acting School.

# Susan suffered from oxygen deprivation at birth, which later on resulted in her having a learning disability.

# Susan aspires to be as successful as her favorite musical artist Elaine Paige.

# Susan auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent as a way to honor her late mother, who had encouraged her to try out for the show before her passing.

# Susan has a ten-year old cat, as of 2009, named Pebbles.

# Susan is an active volunteer for the “Our Lady of Lourdes” church in Blackburn, Scotland. As part of her volunteer work she visits elderly members of the congregation at their homes.

# Susan has been dubbed “The Woman Who Shut Up Simon Cowell.”

# Susan is the youngest out of her four brothers and six sisters.

In the category of I can’t believe they are that old:

1938 (73) Ali McGraw Actress played dying girl in 1970s “Love Story” with Ryan O’Neal

1932 (79) Debbie Reynolds Actress was delightful in “Singin’ In The Rain”

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