Meet the millionaire singer whose transformation into the world of glitz and glamour was almost dramatic. Susan Boyle is one of the world’s hidden singing talents discovered during the British talent show Got Talent Hunt. Today she has become a unique, down-to-earth diva.
Susan Boyle Bio
The Scottish singer was born Susan Magdalane Boyle on April 1, 1961, as Susan Magdalane Boyle was the daughter of a father who was a World War II veteran, and Bridget, a mother who worked as a stenotypist. Susan got her singing talent from her father, Patrick Boyle, a miner who was known as a singer in the local community. Susan is the last child of the family. She has four older brothers and four older sisters.
Susan Boyle was born and raised in Blackburn, West Lothian in Scotland. The young girl from a devout Christian home attended drama school in Edinburgh. While there, she took singing lessons with Fred O’Neil and also took part in some government training programs. Like her father, she performed at local venues, and during her pilgrimage to Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland, Susan had the opportunity to perform at the Basilica of Mary.
Susan has been singing for as long as she can remember. According to her, she always wanted to be as successful as Elaine Paige. After winning several local singing competitions, she was urged by her family and friends to take her skills to a new level. Susan dared to do so and auditioned for X Factor and later for Britain’s Got Talent, where she finally made her big breakthrough. Beyond the judges’ expectations, the 40-year-old woman, who cared little or nothing about her appearance, delighted the audience and all who heard her sing and listened to her sing I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables.
An initially scornful crowd rose in awe and gave the potential star a standing ovation. Judge Simon Cowell, who is normally difficult to please, was completely stunned and smiled throughout the audition. Susan maintained her winning streak in the ITV competition and automatically became the UK favorite. At the end of the show, however, she came second. After her victory, Susan produced 7 studio albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide. She has performed for dignitaries such as Pope Francis, Barack Obama, and the Queen of England.
Susan Boyle says that she owes her life to her mother’s Catholic faith. Before she was born, doctors advised her mother to have an abortion because she was alleged “oxygen-deprived” and had brain damage. After she was misdiagnosed as a child, it turned out that Susan was right to suffer from Asperger’s syndrome. Susan, who was bullied as a child, has struggled with similar experiences in her adult life as a celebrity. However, with the encouragement of family, friends, and loyal fans, she consistently takes steps to build her self-confidence. On a larger scale, she has become a role model and source of inspiration for those who suffer the same fate.
Susan Boyle Weight Loss
In 2016 Susan Boyle was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The disease, which doctors warned about, threatened her newfound, bubbly singing career, and the star was not willing to let that happen. To save her life and career, Susan reduced her consumption of junk food and tried healthier options. The move paid off, and Susan has lost a lot of weight and looks slimmer than usual.
Is She Dead or Alive?
A certain unconfirmed allegation about the death of Susan Boyle suddenly appeared on Facebook, triggering tons of sympathy and condolence comments. It later turned out that the message was fake and Susan is very much alive. This was confirmed by her representatives.
After the release of her 7th album “A Wonderful World,” there is nothing more to be heard from the Scottish vocal sensation. Her representatives confirmed this, even though they did not reveal all information, that Susan is currently working in the studio.
Net Worth, House
Susan’s first album I Dreamed a Dream, which topped the charts, was the best-selling debut album of all time in the UK. It sold over 400,000 copies in the first week after its release. Its value is estimated at £26 million.
Although her personality has changed radically, Susan has remained the same woman next door that she always was. Not thrilled by the millions in her name, Susan says that her most valuable possession at the time was a “£300 fur coat and a bottle of Chanel No. 5”. The first significant purchase Susan made was the purchase of the former Blackburn Borough Council House where she grew up and where she still lives today, worth £65,000, four bedrooms. She was also allowed to live in another five-bedroom house worth £300,000, but still preferred to return “home”. Her niece now lives in a brand new room.
Meanwhile, it is assumed that the fortune of the non-extravagant star has stirred up some dust in the family. Susan also donates to charity.