We know it's not April 11 yet but why wait? Susan Boyle is a very special lady and Sunday is her one-year anniversary, exactly twelve months to the day she first dazzled the world with her rendition of 'I Dreamed A Dream' and started out on her journey to super stardom.
What followed that dramatic debut was a whirlwind of international fame and a host of platinum records that have made her a millionaire many times over.
A staggering 347 million people have watched Susan's first audition video, the day she stepped onto the stage of the 'Britain's Got Talent' show and proceeded to astonish the judges and the audience.
“That was the biggest shock of my three years on this show,” said 'Britain's Got Talent' host Piers Morgan, stunned by the world-class voice he heard from the shy, awkward Scottish woman.
Since her debut, Susan has inspired 9,689,156 fan made tribute videos on YouTube. Her first album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” was released on 23 November 2009 and has become Amazon's best-selling album. According to Billboard, the arrival of “I Dreamed a Dream” marked the best opening week for a female artist's debut album since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.
The first single taken from the album, a cover of the Rolling Stones song 'Wild Horses' helped it become the biggest selling album in the world for 2009. Not bad work for the retiring girl whose parents were immigrants from County Donegal.
Where does the term “the luck of the Irish” come from?