SuBo has had a year like no other.

In the space of 12 months she has transformed from a mousy choir singer in her local church in Blackburn, Scotland to a worldwide star with top selling albums and world tours.

Subo, runner-up on "Britain's Got Talent" last year, is celebrating her 49th birthday (April 1) like all mega stars do.

She began the birthday celebrations early in Tokyo, where her tour manager and fans threw her a party like no other.

She celebrated with her Japanese fans and some more.

Fans from all corners of the earth were flown to Tokyo to help SuBo ring in her 49th year.

A bash like no other was thrown and SuBo was in her element. Champagne was flowing, food was plentiful and the atmosphere was just electric.

Susan performed before a crowd of 1,000 in Tokyo accompanied by the Yomiyuri Nippon Orchestra.

After the concert she met with fans from England, the U.S., New Zealand, Asia and Australia at her surprise birthday bash, which was planned weeks ago.

They each had a gift for her.

Subo was overcome with emotion when a candle-lit cake was brought out and fans burst into Happy Birthday.

"We had a wonderful time. I can't believe they have come all the way from America, Australia and the UK. I just can't believe how lucky I am," Susan said.

She was showered with additional gifts from family and friends.

One of the most best gifts she received came from Simon Cowell, judge on "Britain's Got Talent" who took SuBo under his wing when the show finished.

He gave the Scottish singer a $10,000 diamond bracelet to mark the occasion.

And to top it all off, SuBo is also receiving a $ 6million royalty check today from the success of her album, "I Dreamed a Dream."


Susan Boyle