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Susan Boyle Biography

Susan Boyle
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Birth Sign: Aries
  • Name: Susan Boyle
  • Birth Name: Susan Magdalane Boyle
  • Father: Patrick Boyle
  • Nationality: British
  • Birth Place/City: Blackburn,
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Singer
  • Net Worth: £26 million
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Face Color: White
  • Affair with: N/A
  • Boyfriend: N/A
  • TV Show: The Christmas Candle, I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story
  • Siblings: Brigid McCaw, John Boyle, Gerry Boyle, Mary Brady Boyle
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Synopsis

Susan Boyle is a British singer who rose to fame after her appearance on Britain's Got Talent. However, she didn't win the show but her outstanding performance helped her gain media attention and fan following.

Early Life

Susan Boyle was born on April 1, 1961, in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland. She is the daughter of Patrick Boyle, a miner, and veteran of the Second World War and Bridget Boyle, a shorthand typist.

Her parents were Irish immigrants. She was born, when her mother was 45 years old. She is the youngest of four brothers and five sisters. She was bullied during her school days because of her learning disability and nicknamed "Susie Simple."

Early Career

Boyle left the school without graduating and started doing a job as a trainee cook in the kitchen of West Lothian College for six months. Later, she learned singing from a vocal coach,  Fred O'Neil and attended  Edinburgh Acting School.

She used to sings for a local Catholic church in local choirs, and perform karaoke at pubs and around her village.

Career

In 1995, she had her first audition in My Kind of People but she was mocked by judges and got rejected, but she didn't lose hope and in 1999, Boyle submitted her track on Charity CD.

In 1998, Susan recorded three songs, Cry Me A River,  Killing Me Softly, and Don't Cry for Me Argentina. After then she won several local singing competition and her mother told her to participate in Britain's Got Talent.

Britain's Got Talent

In August 2008, Susan auditioned for the third series of Britain's Got Talent. In her first round, she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables and she was watched by over 10 million viewers.

Her acts were one of the 40 acts that were put through to the semi-finals. She is one of the contestants who got maximum votes to go through to the final, and she ended in the second place.

After BGT, she launched several albums such as; The Gift, Someone to Watch Over Me (2011), Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage (2012). Even she made her acting appearance in The Christmas Candle.

Personal Life

Susan Boyle is possibly single at the moment. She lost both her father and mother.

 Once in 2014, she revealed, she got her first boyfriend at the age of 53. In an interview with Daily Mail, she said,

"People with Asperger's do put a barrier up because they don't know how to trust people. I try not to. I want to let people in and I'd like someone who's a bit like my dad: a strong person, a fair person, probably a very kind person."

She added,

"I don't want to say any more about who he is right now as that would be unfair to him, All I'll say is we are around the same age and he was a very nice guy."

Net Worth

The Scottish singer has earned a quite impressive net worth from her singing career. She has an estimated net worth of  £26 million. Despite that, she owns £300 fur coat and is fond of Chanel No.5.

She lives in Blackburn where she bought the house of  £65,000 and paid £300,000 for a brand-new five-bedroom house.

  • Last modified : 12 September, 2017
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