Susan Boyle I Dreamed A Dream by Susan BoyleInspirational and breathtaking, I Dreamed a Dream is the highly anticipated debut album from international sensation Susan Boyle. Susan surprised the world with her powerful, heart-stopping voice when she appeared on Britains Got Talent. Now, Alfred Music Publishing presents this stunning album-matching folio with piano/vocal/guitar arrangements. This songbook includes a complete biographical sketch created specifically for this publication. Titles: Wild Horses * I Dreamed a Dream * Cry Me a River * How Great Thou Art * Youll See * Daydream Believer * Up to the Mountain * Amazing Grace * Who I was Born to Be * Proud * The End of the World * Silent Night.
In the standard edition, 11 out of the 12 songs that appear on the album are cover songs , plus the original composition "Who I Was Born to Be". It quickly became the world's biggest selling album of The album has sold almost 14 million copies worldwide. The album entered the UK album chart at number 1 and became the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK, selling , copies, beating the record previously set by Spirit by Leona Lewis and outselling the rest of the top five albums combined during its first week on sale. The album remained at the top spot for four weeks, becoming the biggest selling album in the UK in
Susan Boyle is perhaps the most recognizable name in Britain's Got Talent history. Despite placing second in the finale, her strong vocal talent led to her becoming an instant success in the music industry. But before all the tours and albums and receiving worldwide fandom, Susan first had to overcome her naysayers and doubters including the show's judges at the time Simon Cowell , Amanda Holden , and Piers Morgan. Well before Britain's Got Talent was on her radar, Susan had dreams of becoming a performer when she was just 12 years old, according to The Guardian. Unfortunately though, Susan was often bullied and cruelly dubbed "Simple Susan" while growing up.
Her debut studio album, I Dreamed a Dream , was released in November and became the UK's best-selling debut album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. As of , she had sold over 19 million albums worldwide and received two Grammy Awards nominations. Boyle was raised in Blackburn, West Lothian. Both her parents were born in Motherwell , Lanarkshire , but also have family links to County Donegal in Ireland. After leaving school with few qualifications,  Boyle took part in government training programmes,  and performed at local venues.