Susan Boyle Biography
|Popular Name:||Susan Boyle|
|Birth Name:||Susan Magdalene Boyle|
|Birth Date:||1 April 1961|
|Birth Place:||Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland|
|Years active:||1998 till date|
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
A greater bulk of Susan Boyle net worth 2020 has been acquired through her entertaining music career. The Scottish singer is best known for her highly successful stint on the talent show “Britain’s Got Talent”. It was this show that led her to become one of the most renowned contemporary singers alive.
Susan Boyle released her first album, “I Dreamed a Dream” in November 2009, and garnered phenomenal success as it became the highest selling British debut album of all time. Her album topped the “Billboard 200” chart for six weeks after its release. Two singles from the album, ‘Wild Horses’ and ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ topped a many music charts that year. By the end of her first year of being an active musician, Susan Boyle was already a superstar. She went on to acquire more wealth and build a massive fan base by releasing five more albums, which were all successful, and signified that her remarkable performances on the talent show wasn’t a fluke. As at the time of this writing, Susan Boyle has sold over 25 million copies of her albums globally and has earned two ‘Grammy’ nominations. Susan Boyle net worth 2020 has been the subject of discussion lately, so let’s get started with her career, biography, personal life, everything you need to know about one of the most talented singers in the world.
Susan Boyle’s Early Life
Susan Boyle was born Susan Magdalene Boyle to Patrick and Bridget Boyle on 1 April 1961, in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland. Her mother worked as a shorthand typist while her father was a miner, a Second World War veteran, and a singer at the Bishops Blaize.
Susan was born when her mother was age 45, and she was the youngest of her five sisters and four brothers. She grew up believing she lacked oxygen during a troublesome birth due to her mother age, resulting in a learning disability. In 2012-2013, she was informed that she was misdiagnosed as a child and has Asperger syndrome with an above-average IQ; she was severely bullied as a child.
As for her education, Susan Boyle partook in government training programs and also performed at local venues, after she left school with few qualifications.
Susan Boyle’s Career
Susan Boyle’s career started when she was twelve years of age. She started by participating in musical productions at school, and her talent was soon recognized by her teachers. After graduation from high school, Susan worked as a trainee cook at the College of West Lothian, before starting her studies at Edinburgh acting school where she continued to nurture her voice by practicing and singing at local karaoke bars, in her church choir, and at Edinburgh Festive Fringe. In 1998, she auditioned for Michael Barrymore’s “kind of people”. The following year, she submitted a music for the millennium celebration, and 1000 copies of the CD were pressed. She recorded three songs in 1998, which include; don’t cry for me Argentina, cry me a river, and killing me softly at heartbeat studio Midlothian, Scotland. She used some of the money she had saved up to pay for professionally cut demos of which she sent to radio, record companies, and the demo contained her versions of killing me softly and cry me a river, the songs were uploaded online after the Britain Got Talent audition.
Susan Boyle won many local singing competitions, which made her mother to encourage her to participate in the talent hunt show “Britain Got Talent” and sing in the presence of a much bigger audience than her parish church. She applied for an audition for the show’s third series and was accepted after making it through preliminary auditions in Glasgow.
In November 2009, Susan Boyle released the album “I Dreamed a Dream”, and it achieved huge success, becoming the bestselling album in the UK, beating the previous record held by Leona Lewis’ “spirit”. In 2010, Susan Boyle net worth 2020 once again received a much needed significant boost as she released a second album, “The Gift”. Another album “Someone to Watch Me” soon followed, and Susan continued to show no signs of stopping as she went on to release 8 highly successful albums through the course of her singing career.
Asides doing her music, Susan Boyle is known for actively supporting a good number of charitable causes and has appeared on several charitable telethons.
Susan Boyle’s Albums
As of 2020, Susan Boyle has sold over 25 million copies of her albums globally. Her albums so far include:
- I Dreamed a Dream (2009)
- The Gift (2010)
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2011)
- Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs (2012)
- Home for Christmas (2013)
- Hope (2014)
- A Wonderful World (2016)
- Ten (2019)
Awards & Achievements
Susan Boyle has collected several honors and won many awards in her singing career. She won the “Top Scot of The Year” in 2009, and became the world’s best-selling British artist in 2010. In the same year 2010, she was crowned “Top Scot of The Year” for the second time, and also won an award for “best new artist international”. In 2011, she won the “outstanding achievement award”, and won the “Icon” and “Fans choice award” in 2013. She has also earned two ‘Grammy’ nominations.
Furthermore, Susan Boyle has received a number of Honorary doctorates. In 2012 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University for her contributions to the creative industries. In 2015 she received an honorary doctorate in the music field from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow.
Susan Boyle has never been married. Before she became famous, the Scottish singer dedicated her time to taking care of her mother, who later passed on in 2007 at the age of 91. The death of Susan’s mother affected her to the extent that she isolated for many days without answering the door or the phone.
In 2014 it was reported that the singer was in love first time after 53 years of singleness. Her boyfriend is an American doctor whom Susan met during a United States tour. Boyle has referred to him as the perfect gentleman.
It looks like Susan Boyle focuses on her career so much and tries to keep most of her personal life away from the public.
Susan Boyle is a boldly built woman. She is 163cm tall and weighs 58kg. The color of her hair is black, same as her eyes.
Susan Boyle Net Worth
A bulk of Susan Boyle net worth has been acquired through her entertaining music career. She has made wealth by sales from her albums, concerts, and royalties.
Susan Boyle net worth is roughly $50 million.