Singing sensation Susan Boyle is celebrating a decade in the music industry with her stunning new album TEN, set for release on May 31st through SYCO | Sony Music Entertainment Australia and available to pre-order now.
TEN comprises of 17 tracks including Susan's favourite recordings from the past 10 years plus four never-heard-before tracks which, in her inimitable style are being kept a surprise for her fans.
Talking about TEN, Susan said; "I am really proud of this album, it has my favourite tracks from over the years and I hope you get as much joy out of it as I have had working on it and choosing the song.
"I'm a lady who likes to surprise, which is why I want to keep the four new songs a secret for now and give you something to look forward to! We live in a time where there are very few surprises anymore. I promise you won't be disappointed."
Susan's eighth studio album continues to cement her status as the most successful recording artist from the Got Talent brand and heralds a huge twelve months for the artist.
January 2019 saw Susan step back into the public eye performing her iconic rendition of 'Wild Horses' on America's Got Talent: The Champions, and saw her receive the coveted golden buzzer, sending her straight into the finals. This Thursday February 14th will see her finals performance on the show as it airs on Fox 8 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm AEST. For a sneak preview, head here to watch! The rest of 2019 looks set to be just as incredible with performances, TV specials and her new album.
The remarkable story of Susan Boyle proves time and time again that there is more to this woman than just being a fleeting reminder to "never to judge a book by its cover". Ten years ago, she stepped on to the BGT audition stage, dazzled her way through 'I Dreamed A Dream' and in the blink of an eye went from unknown to global star having surprised the judges, audience and anyone with access to YouTube.
Her list of achievements is compelling reading; over 23 million albums sold, 227 million audio streams, over 650 million YouTube hits. In 2009 Susan's audition video was the most watched YouTube video ever, beating President Obama's inauguration five times over. Susan's accolades include two Grammy nominations, 3 Guinness World Records, #1 albums in 40 plus countries, 128 platinum and gold album certifications, and being ranked amongst the likes of Beyoncé, Adele and Taylor Swift by having three or more #1 albums in the UK.
TEN was produced in Glasgow by Cliff Masterson and Steve Anderson. The duo worked with Susan on her last four albums and are highly regarded producers known for their work with Lionel Richie, Kylie Minogue, Emeli Sandé, and Westlife to name a few.
TEN - TRACK LISTING
I Dreamed A Dream
Cry Me A River
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
What a Wonderful World
You Raise Me Up (Live) Featuring Lakewood Church Choir
Who I Was Born To Be
Susan Boyle: Facts & Statistics
-Over 680 million YouTube views of BGT Audition Clip
-Over 23 million albums sold globally
-227,340,913 Audio Streams
-Over 120 platinum & gold albums in 38 countries
-2 Grammy nominations
-3 Guinness World Records
-66 million Wikipedia views in one week, setting a new record
-Most pre ordered album in Amazon history (2009)
-Fastest selling debut album globally (2009)
-In 2009 Susan's audition video was the most watched YouTube video, beating President Obama's inauguration five times over
-In 2010 Susan became the first female artist to have a #1 album twice in less than 12 months, simultaneously in both the UK & the US
-In 2011 Susan made UK music history again by becoming the first female artist ever to have three successive albums debut at #1 in the UK album chart in less than two years. No other female solo singer in the 65 year history of the Official UK charts has achieved this in the first week of the albums being released.
-Ranks amongst the likes of Beyoncé, Adele and Taylor Swift, having three or more #1 albums in the UK - one of only 17 female artists in the history of the UK charts to do so
-Performed for the Queen twice – including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant
-Performed for the Pope
-Awarded Honorary Doctorate From The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2015, Scotland's most prestigious music school
-In 2013 Susan became the first British artist to have been given the honour of duetting with Elvis posthumously and featuring his vocals on their album. Only two other females have been afforded this, Celine Dion (Canadian) & Lisa Marie Presley (USA)
-In 2016, Susan Boyle was granted rare permission by the Nat King Cole Estate and became the first British artist to sing a posthumous duet with the legendary Nat King Cole
-Performed on some of the biggest TV shows in the world, including Oprah x2, America's Got Talent, X Factor, Dancing With the Stars, The Today Show, Larry King Live, the Queen's Jubilee, the Papal Mass in Scotland (over 1 billion global audience) China's Got Talent (half a billion audience), The View, Fox & Friends, and did a TV special with Matt Lauer
-Won a Poll Vote by readers of Parade Magazine (USA) as Favourite New Face - beating out Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga among others
-Won the 'Scot of the Year' Award at the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards in December, 2009 as voted by the people of Scotland
-Won the Scotscare Scot of the Year title in 2010 in a poll with voting worldwide, with 95% of the vote - the largest win in Scotscare's history
-Nominated for a US People's Choice award (Best Breakout Artist)
-Nominated for a Canadian Juno Award (Best International Album)
-Won Japan's Gold Disc Award (Top International Artist)
-Won Golden Chinese Music Award (Most Influential International Artist)
-Won a World Music Award (Best Selling Artist in UK) and was nominated for two further awards (Best -----New Artist & World's Best Album)
-Nominated for an ARIA Award (Most Popular International Artist)
-Nominated for 2 Grammy awards
-'Outstanding Achievement' trophy at the Scottish Variety Awards, 2011 -Nominated for 2 Billboard Magazine Awards (Top Billboard 200 Artist & Top Billboard 200 Album)
-Susan Boyle was named seventh most influential person in the world in 2010, 14 places above US President Barack Obama in a Time Magazine poll. In the same poll in 2011, Susan placed third, and was the highest placed woman.