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Susan Boyle (born Susan Magdalane Boyle 1.4.1961)
Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer, whose unexpected and dramatic rise to fame occurred after she entered the TV reality talent show Britain's Got Talent.
Childhood and Singing Background: Susan Boyle was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, To Patrick and Bridget Boyle. Her father was a miner and also used to be a singer. Her mother was a typist. Bridget was 47 when Susan was born. Her daughter was diagnosed with having learning difficulties as a child and was bullied at school.
Having left school with a minimal number of qualifications, Susan Boyle briefly worked as a trainee cook before entering a number of Government training schemes. She enjoyed performing and would sing at a number of local venues and working men's clubs.
She also took singing lessons and attended the Edinburgh Acting School, performing in the Edinburgh Fringe. Her main experience of singing, however, came when she would sing in her local Catholic church. She auditioned a number of times for the TV show My Kind of People, presented by Michael Barrymore.
Music Career: Having won a number of local singing contests, Susan Boyle was encouraged by her mother to enter Britain's Got Talent. She had once intended to audition for The X Factor but changed her mind when she felt that contestants were being selected for their looks, rather than for their singing talent. When she first performed on Britain's Got Talent, it was the first time that she had sung in public since the death of her mother. She said in her initial performance that she wanted to be as successful as Elaine Paige.
After her final performance, singing 'Memory' from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, Susan Boyle came second in the talent contest, losing out to the dance troupe Diversity. The judges of the show were Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan and Simon Cowell. The UK press paid great attention to Susan's mental well-being and the day after the Britain's Got Talent final, she was admitted to The Priory; a private psychiatric clinic in London.
Susan Boyle's debut album, I Dreamed a Dream, was released in November 2009. The album featured her debut single, which was a cover of the Rolling Stones' 'Wild Horses'. The album became the fastest-selling UK debut album (outselling Leona Lewis, who previously held the title) of all time and went straight to number one in the UK. The album fared similarly well, only narrowly missing out to Taylor Swift to become the biggest selling US album of 2009.
A number of US TV shows have made reference to Susan Boyle (also nicknamed Su-Bo in the press), such as South Park, The Simpsons and 30 Rock.
The Scottish singer had worried fans earlier this month after shouting ‘help me’ at Derry Airport.
Singer Susan Boyle was reportedly escorted from the British Airways lounge in Heathrow Airport on Monday afternoon (April 26th) after a ‘heated’ disagreement with a staff member. According to The Sun, police were called to the BA lounge and they eventually removed her from the airport.
Susan Boyle was reportedly removed from the BA lounge at Heathrow by police.
A witness told The Sun: “She looked confused and was shouting: ‘I’ve done nothing wrong, I’ve done nothing wrong’ repeatedly. There was a massive commotion and everyone was looking at her.”
Scottish singer Susan Boyle is "recovering" after she was removed from a London airport over concerns for her welfare on Monday (25Apr16).
Police officers were called to London's Heathrow Airport over reports the I Dreamed a Dream singer had become distressed during an argument with a member of airport staff while waiting for her flight to Glasgow, Scotland.
Cops escorted her from the lounge and she had to make new travel arrangements to get back to Scotland.
A spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police issued a statement, which reads, "Police were called at 1.20pm to a lounge in T5 Heathrow to reports of a distressed woman... Officers attended and spoke to the woman after concerns for her health and wellbeing."
Continue reading: Susan Boyle 'Recovering' After Airport Drama
Boyle was said to have had an argument with a family member during a trip to Northern Ireland.
Singer Susan Boyle caused concern at Derry Airport in Northern Ireland last week, after making a frantic phone call and shouting “Help me!” in front of fellow passengers. According to The Mirror, Boyle was then led into a side room by airport staff who comforted her.
Susan Boyle worried passengers at Derry Airport last week.
An onlooker told the newspaper: “There was quite a buzz in the airport when people became aware of her presence. To see her running through the airport after she left to board the flight, screaming for help, was the last thing anyone expected to see.”
Continue reading: Susan Boyle Worries Fans After Shouting For Help At Airport
Scottish Singer Susan Boyle Has Taken Drama Lessons In A Bid To Achieve Her Dream Of Forging An Acting Career.
The I Dreamed A Dream hitmaker made her acting debut in festive movie The Christmas Candle in 2013, and has now taken lessons with coach Bernard Hiller, who has worked with stars including Al Pacino and Cameron Diaz, to hone her skills.
She tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "It (the course) was brilliant. He helped with my nerves as well as acting and I'm sure it will also improve my performance on stage..."
Boyle also reveals she is determined to land a role in an upcoming biopic based her life, adding, "I'm very excited about the film project. The script is great and the team behind it are brilliant... I think it would be fun to have me in crowd scenes - almost like a Where's Wally? See how many times you can spot the real Susan in the film."
Scottish singer Susan Boyle is taking acting lessons as she prepares to make a cameo in a movie about her own life.
Susan Boyle is taking acting lessons.
The 54-year-old singer enrolled on a four-day masterclass in June with acclaimed acting coach Bernard Hiller as she bids to make a cameo appearance in a movie about her own life.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''In June I went to a course run by a fantastic man called Bernard Hiller. He was brilliant. It was a masterclass in acting that was based in London for four days.
Continue reading: Susan Boyle Takes Acting Lessons
Scottish Singer Susan Boyle Feared For Her Life After She Began Receiving A Slew Of Menacing Phone Messages From An Anonymous Caller.
The I Dreamed A Dream star, 54, called in police last month (Jun15) after the calls began, and she has now revealed she was convinced the person on the phone would turn up at her house because they knew her address.
She tells Britain's Sunday People newspaper, "I feared for my life from the frightening threats that were being made. I thought this person was going to turn up at my house and that would be it.
"I didn't know how capable this person was of following through with the threats. I thought he was going to do something very bad to me so I called the police...
Continue reading: Susan Boyle: 'Phantom Caller Made Me Fear For My Life'
Singer Susan Boyle Was On "Top Of The World" After Receiving Her Honorary Doctorate From The Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland (Rcs) On Tuesday (30jun15).
The I Dreamed a Dream hitmaker was made a Doctor of Music by officials at the prestigious music, dance and drama school in Glasgow in her native Scotland.
She donned a purple cap and pink and purple gown to receive her degree at the graduation ceremony on Tuesday.
Afterwards, Boyle told BBC News she felt, "Absolutely top of the world. Very humble, very privileged. It's one of the best institutions and I'm really proud."
Continue reading: Susan Boyle Receives Honorary Doctorate
Scottish Singer Susan Boyle Has Called In Police Over A Phantom Caller Who Is Uttering Obscenities To Her On The Phone.
The I Dreamed a Dream hitmaker, who found fame on U.K. TV show Britain's Got Talent in 2009, has admitted she is living in fear after the terrifying calls began on Saturday (20Jun15).
Boyle called in cops to deal with the matter after the caller allegedly made threats, uttered obscenities and cursed at her.
She tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I'm really worried. I haven't slept much since they started. I have no idea who it is or why they called me. The police were very reassuring but deep down I'm really worried. Something must be done to stop this guy."
Continue reading: Susan Boyle Calls Cops Over Frightening Phone Calls
Singer Susan Boyle Is To Receive An Honorary Degree From A Prestigious Music And Drama School In Her Native Scotland.
The I Dreamed a Dream hitmaker will be feted with a music doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), following in the footsteps of stars including Annie Lennox and Tilda Swinton, who have both received similar honours from the school.
Boyle will receive the prize during the RCS graduation ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland on 30 June (15).
She says, "I am truly honoured to be receiving this doctorate. It is brilliant and I thank the RCS for even considering me, let alone actually awarding me with this great privilege."
Continue reading: Susan Boyle To Receive Prestigious Doctorate Honour
Susan Boyle - Susan was Chieftain in 2014 and handed over the Chieftan's Cromach (a shepherd's crook) to 2015 Chieftain, Alistair Todd, general manager of Calor Scotland. at Balbardie Park - Bathgate, United Kingdom - Saturday 30th May 2015
Scottish Singer Susan Boyle Has Been Questioned By Police After Clashing With A Relative Outside Their Home.
The I Dreamed a Dream hitmaker was quizzed by officers last weekend (16-17May15) after they received reports of a heated argument on the doorstep of the female relative's Scottish home.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "Police in West Lothian received a report of alleged offensive communications in April and May."
Officers decided not to issue Boyle a formal caution over the incident.
Date of birth
1st April, 1961
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