Susan Boyle Signs Her New Album At HMV Glasgow

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Susan Boyle wows the world

Scottish singing sensation captures attention around the globe and deals with the pressures of instant fame.

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Susan Boyle & Syco Music Make Special Announcement

Holiday offering

Scottish singer Susan Boyle attends a photocall to announce a charity single for Save the Children at Sony Music in London on Oct. 28, 2013.

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Sacred visit

Boyle holds a banner with an image of the Virgin Mary as she poses for a photograph in a hotel during her pilgrimage to the city of Lourdes, France, on May 21, 2013.

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Susan Boyle Signs Her New Album At HMV Glasgow

Her 'Standing Ovation'

Boyle attends an album signing at HMV in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 20, 2012. Dozens of fans lined up to get signed copies of her new album titled "Standing Ovation."

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Great pride

Boyle attends the Pride of Britain awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Oct. 29, 2012.

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Poppy appeal

Boyle and the Scottish Military Wives choir launch the Poppy Scotland appeal in Glasgow on Oct. 24, 2012. Boyle and the choir called for help to raise vital funds for Scotland's Armed Forces community during the campaign.

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Her dream

Boyle performs during her musical "I Dreamed A Dream" at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, England, on March 27, 2012.

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Hearing her now

Boyle visits SiriusXM Studio on Nov. 1, 2011, to talk up her new album, "Someone to Watch Over Me." Though the title Gershwin tune is included, much of the other selections are takes on rock tunes.

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Lady in red

Boyle spent time in "China's Got Talent" in July 2011, where she met Cai Hongping, a Shanghai market stall owner considered to be the Susan Boyle of China. Hongping's rendition of "Amazing Grace" on the Chinese version of YouTube garnered her 10 million hits within 10 days ... and landed her a slot on "Talent."

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Image: Scottish singer Susan Boyle stands with her new wax work model at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, northern England

Beside herself

A wax figure of Boyle was revealed at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, England in April 2011... and the original apparently approves.

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Image: Scottish singer Susan Boyle performs at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow

Her 'Dream' job

Boyle performs at a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept. 16, 2010. In a pre-Mass statement, the Scottish-born Boyle said "it's a great honor to sing for the pope and it's something I've always dreamed of."

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Knock 'em dead, Susan

Boyle performed "I Dreamed a Dream" on the "Dancing With the Stars" results show on Nov. 10, 2009. Accompanying her performance were professional dancers Tony Dovolani and Chelsie Hightower.

The 47-year-old singer became a worldwide phenomenon after her rendition of the Les Miserables song on the reality TV show "Britain's Got Talent."

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Celtic pride

Boyle holds up a celtic scarf during the UEFA Europa League Group C soccer match between Celtic and Hamburg at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 22, 2009.

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A general view of The Priory, a private clinic, is pictured, in north London, on June 1, 2009. Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle was rushed to a London clinic suffering from exhaustion and possible mental health problems after coming a shock second on a talent show, reports said Monday. Boyle, whose soaring singing voice made her an unlikely global star, was taken by ambulance to the Priory Clinic in north London Sunday accompanied by paramedics and police after acting strangely at her hotel, The Sun newspaper reported. AFP PHOTO / Adrian Dennis (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Fame takes its toll

Boyle entered The Priory, a private clinic in north London, on May 31 2009, to be treated for exhaustion according to the "Britan's Got Talent" producers and a newspaper report. Television company TalkbackThames said on June 1, 2009 that Boyle was “exhausted and emotionally drained” and was taking a few days off.

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The pressure mounts

Boyle leaves Wembley Plaza Hotel in London on May 27, 2009. Britain's tabloid newspapers wrote about how the singer had lost her temper and swore at two journalists who were taunting her in the days before the finale.

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Locals gather at Blackburn, Scotland, community center to watch Susan Boyle on TV during the final of "Britain's Got Talent" on Saturday May 30, 2009. (AP Photo/PA, David Cheskin) ** UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE **

Larger than life

Locals gather at Blackburn community center to watch Boyle on TV during the final of "Britain's Got Talent" on May 30, 2009.

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Fans of television show 'Britains Got Talent' singer Susan Boyle react in their local community centre in Blackburn, Scotland after it was announced that Boyle came second in the competition

Sad song

Boyle fans show their frustration after she finished second in the "Britain's Got Talent" finale on May 30, 2009. Boyle's financial future is seen as secure, as Simon Cowell and his Syco music label are widely expected to sign her up for an album and there is talk of a Hollywood movie.

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A little Susan in all of us

Friends and fans at Blackburn community center show their love for Boyle. Although she lost to the dance troupe Diversity, Boyle remains a winner to millions.

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Susan Boyle, who's performance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent" wowed the judges, gives the thumbs up at her home in Blackburn, Scotland, Thursday April 16, 2009. The frumpy 47-year-old, who says she's never been kissed, has gained celebrity fans and millions of admirers - including a fair number of men - since appearing on the show. Her fame has been fueled by new technology, with a clip of her performance viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube.(AP Photo/Andrew Milligan-pa)  **UNITED KINGDOM OUT: NO SALES: NO ARCHIVE: **

Thumbs up, Mum!

“I did this for my late mother,” the unemployed Boyle said about her appearance on "Britain's Got Talent." “I wanted to show her I could do something with my life.”

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Susan Boyle, who's performance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent" wowed the judges, faces the media at her home in Blackburn, Scotland, Thursday April 16, 2009. The frumpy 47-year-old, who says she's never been kissed, has gained celebrity fans and millions of admirers - including a fair number of men - since appearing on the show. Her fame has been fueled by new technology, with a clip of her performance viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube.(AP Photo/Andrew Milligan-pa)  **UNITED KINGDOM OUT: NO SALES: NO ARCHIVE: **

The world at her doorstep

Boyle faces the media outside her home on Thursday, April 16, 2009.

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Singing telegram?

Boyle receives a well wishing message from an unidentified fan at her home on April 16, 2009. In a telephone interview, Boyle did express some impatience with questions over her love life: She raised eyebrows when she told the "Talent" audience that she'd "never been kissed." "It was said as a joke, not an advert. Can we move on?" Boyle said, laughing.

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A new look

Boyle, pictured outside her home in Blackburn, Scotland, reveals a new hair color and style after undergoing a makeover on April 24, 2009.

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Wardrobe change

Boyle returns to her home in Blackburn, Scotland, on April 21, 2009 sporting a new leather-type jacket and print dress.

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Susan Boyle Seen At Home After Her Recent Success On Britain's Got Talent

Caught in the Web

A young boy watches Boyle on YouTube on Monday, April 21, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland. The boy is not alone. Millions of people around the world have watched Internet clips of Boyle singing on "Britain's Got Talent."

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"Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle poses with fans outside her home in Blackburn in West Lothian, Scotland

Instant fame

Boyle poses with fans outside of her home in Blackburn, Scotland, on April 21, 2009.

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Town shows support for Britains Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle

Town pride

Locals in the town of Blackburn show their support for Boyle on April 18, 2009. To friends and neighbors in the community of 4,750 people 20 miles west of Edinburgh, it was not surprising that the talent of a local treasure should finally be recognized. “Susan can’t help herself. She just sings whenever she can sing,” said Jackie Russell, manager of Blackburn’s Happy Valley Hotel, where Boyle sings karaoke.

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This image made from video and provided Friday, April 17, 2009 by CNN's "Larry King Live" shows Larry King, left, and Scottish singer Susan Boyle. The massive media attention being lavished on Boyle virtually guarantees her a spot in the final rounds of "Britain's Got Talent". (AP Photo/CNN, Larry King Live) ** MANDATORY CREDIT    NO SALES **

King and singing queen

Boyle appears on "Larry King Live on April 17, 2009. She asserted that she wouldn't be opting for a new look. "Why should I change?" she said, according to the show transcript. But she conceded, when King mentioned that she's been receiving a lot of fan mail: "I certainly won't be lonely anymore."

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Susan Boyle, who's performance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent" wowed the judges, poses singing with a hairbrush at her home in Blackburn, Scotland, Thursday April 16, 2009. The frumpy 47-year-old, who says she's never been kissed, has gained celebrity fans and millions of admirers - including a fair number of men - since appearing on the show. Her fame has been fueled by new technology, with a clip of her performance viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube.(AP Photo)

Brush with fame

Boyle poses singing with a hairbrush at her home in Blackburn, Scotland, on April 16, 2009. The unlikely star said she loves the attention and isn't bothered by those who poke fun at her unpolished appearance. "It goes with the territory. It doesn't bother me."

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