Susan Boyle’s audition video for the reality TV show, Britain’s Got Talent, was the most watched YouTube video of 2009 with over 120 million viewings, more than three times higher than the second most popular video uploaded to YouTube.
Her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” on the show catapulted her from an unemployed church choir singer to an international media sensation. She almost did not audition for Britain’s Got Talent, but a former coach persuaded her to go out for the show despite Susan’s belief that “…she was too old and that it was a young person’s game.”
Susan Boyle released her first album in November 2009. It debuted as the number one best-selling CD on the charts around the globe.