Susan Boyle: Living the Dream The Biography of Britain's Incredible Singing Sensation (Paperback)

Author:  John McShane
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1844549623
ISBN-13: 9781844549627
Sku: 215086105
Publish Date: 3/30/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  268
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The story behind the woman who went from obscurity to worldwide fame within a few days--a near-instant superstar Susan Boyle struggled at school and spent many years dreaming of being noticed at local talent shows; this book explains how the death of her mother and the strength of her faith finally gave Susan the courage to apply for "Britain''s Got Talent" in 2009. The rest, as they say, is history. Her rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from" Les Miserables" captivated not only the British audience but audiences across the globe. Millions of fans logged in on YouTube and Twitter making Susan an overnight success. Susan''s debut album sold 701,000 copies in the United States its first week, the best opening week for a debut artist in more than a decade. "I Dreamed a Dream" also outsold the rest of the top five albums combined. In only a week, it sold more than two million copies worldwide. Here is the inside story of Susan''s rise to fame, and the effect it''s had on her life.
In a world where sex-appeal and physical appearance are as important (or more important) than musicality, expression, and sound for the making of a commercially successful star, Susan Boyle is a shining example of the power for a real, passionate performance to connect with an audience. Author John McShane takes a look at the Britain's Got Talent sensation in this book.
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