Susan Boyle discography

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Susan Boyle discography
Susan Boyle.jpg
Susan Boyle in July 2013
Studio albums 7
Music videos 6
Singles 13

The discography of Susan Boyle, a Scottish singer, contains six studio albums and thirteen singles. Boyle achieved global attention after auditioning for Series 3 of Britain's Got Talent in 2009. After much attention, Boyle signed a record deal with British record producer Simon Cowell, releasing her worldwide multi-platinum selling début album I Dreamed a Dream. The album's first two singles, "Wild Horses" and "I Dreamed a Dream" were successful, both reaching the top forty of the UK Singles Chart.

In the United States, Boyle's album charted at number one on the Billboard 200 album charts for many weeks, this continues to hold on to the top spot into 2010. The singles were a success in the United States, with "Wild Horses" making ninety-eight and "I Dreamed a Dream" making sixty-two. In 2010, Boyle was one of few artists who featured on Simon Cowell's 2010 Haiti earthquake appeal single, "Everybody Hurts", a cover of the R.E.M. song.

On 9 July 2010, Boyle announced that her second album would be a Christmas album entitled The Gift. As part of the lead-up to the album, she held a competition called Susan's Search, the winner of which sang a duet with her on her new CD. The album was released on 8 November 2010.

Emeli Sandé was reported to have helped Boyle to write songs for her third studio album, Someone to Watch Over Me, which was released on 31 October 2011. Boyle performed on the second semi-final results show of the sixth season of America's Got Talent, which aired on 31 August 2011. Boyle made her first appearance in Australia, on the The X Factor, on 8 November 2011 and sang "Autumn Leaves". In November 2012 she released her fourth studio album, Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage. In two of the songs, she collaborates with Donny Osmond.

As of 2013, Boyle had sold over 25 million records worldwide.[1]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[4]
FRA
[5]
IRE
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[11]
I Dreamed a Dream 1 1 1 8 1 1 1 2 1 1
The Gift
  • Released: 8 November 2010
  • Label: Syco Music, Columbia, Sony Music (#88697720772)
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 2 1 29 4 1 1 10 19 1
  • UK: 2× Platinum[25]
  • AUS: 3× Platinum[26]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[17]
  • IRE: 2× Platinum[27]
  • NZ: 4× Platinum[20]
  • US: 3× Platinum[22]
Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Released: 1 November 2011
  • Label: Syco Music, Columbia, Sony Music (#88697962522)
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 1 6 145 11 18 2 9 47 4
  • UK: 344,508[12]
  • US: 700,000[28]
  • World: 3,000,000
Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage
  • Released: 13 November 2012
  • Label: Syco Music, Columbia, Sony Music (#88765417892)
  • Format: CD, digital download
5 6 17 19 11 1 3 12
  • UK: 175,488[12]
  • US: 250,000[34]
  • World: 1,500,000
  • UK: Gold[25]
  • AUS: Platinum[29]
  • NZ: Platinum
Home for Christmas
  • Released: 25 October 2013
  • Label: Syco Music, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
9 13 17 20 12 3 17
  • UK: 122,488[12]
  • US: 208,000[35]
  • World: 1,000,000
Hope
  • Released: 21 October 2014
  • Label: Syco Music, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
13 11 6 16
A Wonderful World
  • Released: 25 November 2016
  • Label: Syco Music, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
22 14 35 8 150
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[40]
CAN
[41]
IRE
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[42]
"Wild Horses" 2009 9 93 95 11 99 98 I Dreamed a Dream
"I Dreamed a Dream" 37 66 65 20 59 37 62
"You'll See" 2010 197
"Amazing Grace"
"Perfect Day" 124 The Gift
"I Know Him So Well"
(Geraldine McQueen & Susan Boyle)
2011 11 Non-album single
"You Have to Be There" Someone to Watch Over Me
"Enjoy the Silence"
"Unchained Melody"
"Autumn Leaves"
"The Winner Takes It All"[43] 2012 Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage
"O Come, All Ye Faithful"
(with Elvis Presley)
2013 48 Home for Christmas
"You Raise Me Up" 2014 Hope
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[44]
IRE
[45]
NZ
[44]
SWE
[44]
SWI
[44]
"Everybody Hurts"
(as part of Helping Haiti)
2010 1 28 1 17 21 16 Charity single
"A Mother's Prayer"
(with Jackie Evancho)
2011 Dream with Me
"From This Moment On"[46]
(with Plácido Domingo)
2012 Songs
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Perfect Day" 2010 Lou Reed
"I Know Him So Well"
"You Have to Be There" 2011
"Unchained Melody"
"Autumn Leaves"

References[edit]

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