Susan Boyle in tears after U.S. performance

Susan Boyle performs in NYCSusan Boyle was literally mobbed by fans in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza earlier this week, where she’d arrived to promote her debut album I Dreamed A Dream. When given a handmade quilt created by hundreds of fans from 28 countries around the world, the Scottish singer bent her head to hide the tears rolling down her face. Speaking to Access Hollywood, her spokesperson said: “Susan was overjoyed and extremely touched by the gift she had just received and the reception she had from her fans in America.” Her debut CD sold 134,000 in its first day of release in the UK, and is expected to sell nearly 400,000 copies by the end of the week, which puts her on track for bestselling album of the year. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. C. Holman MacInnis • November 27, 2009 @ 11:12 AM

    It’s nice to know dreams can come true – great job!

  2. Dianne • November 27, 2009 @ 11:32 AM

    Everyone deserves a chance in life. It was Susan’s turn, and well deserved. I hope she will be happy in her new life.

  3. Elaine • November 27, 2009 @ 11:36 AM

    It is wonderful to see her finally getting to live her dream, sharing her talent with the world. We are all better for having heard her sing.

  4. jeff • November 27, 2009 @ 11:47 AM

    what a great job susan !!

  5. Wilt Blaak • November 27, 2009 @ 11:47 AM

    Never forget to say “thank you” to the Giver, and give royally to those in need. I never will forget the evening
    when I turned on my TV and you just came on to bring a transformation of opinion. Bless you.

  6. mandee • November 27, 2009 @ 11:55 AM

    im really happy about this news. its great that she went from having no one to having everyone. im happy for her.

  7. Bob • November 27, 2009 @ 12:00 PM

    A tear of joy to add to your’s!
    Keep it up!
    From a deeply moved Canadian!

  8. darlene • November 27, 2009 @ 1:04 PM

    what an amazing gift you have to share! your song brings me joyous tears every time I hear it.

  9. Cindy • November 27, 2009 @ 1:04 PM

    Susan, use your God given talent to bless others. Stay humble and never prostitute the gift. It is hard to deal with fame but i think you have the character for it. Thank you for enriching our lives

  10. Elmo • November 27, 2009 @ 1:41 PM

    way to go Susan, i’m proud of you… Keep your spirits up and your heard higher, you deserve all the happiness in the world!!!!

  11. Elizabeth • November 27, 2009 @ 1:50 PM

    To hear this – makes my heart glad! All the best to you Susan!!

  12. carol • November 27, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

    I love reading all the positive comments from people who wish Susan well.It’s a wonderful world, and we need reminders of that every day to combat the negativism.
    Go Susan! Go people!

  13. DeMamaBee • November 27, 2009 @ 2:08 PM

    Thankyou Susan… its an absolute blessing to hear your beautiful voice. May you always stay humble which makes you so endearing to all of your fans.

  14. Wendy R. • November 27, 2009 @ 2:19 PM

    Ditto, ditto, ditto….

  15. Sparkle M • November 27, 2009 @ 3:01 PM

    With faith all things are possible. Never doubt what you can do, today or tomorrow! Thanks for making us believe Susan!! Enjoy every minute of this!

  16. Kim L • November 27, 2009 @ 3:12 PM

    susan boyle is truly extraordinary, well deserved and I am very happy for her…

  17. Richard • November 27, 2009 @ 3:19 PM

    I wish her all the best…

  18. Irma • November 27, 2009 @ 3:52 PM

    What a wonderful soul. I wish her all the best with her newly found, extremely well-deserved, success. Her voice moved me completely when I first heard her sing. If I died and went to heaven, I’d like to be entertained by voices like hers 🙂

  19. SR • November 27, 2009 @ 5:10 PM

    You Go Girl!!!

  20. Sandra Giguere • November 27, 2009 @ 5:56 PM

    Way to go Susan, your voice is like angels singing. I am very proud of you. What a wonderful blessing and welcome to the homes of many people. I wish you many years of happiness and love. CONGRATULATIONS!

  21. Carmie56 • November 27, 2009 @ 5:58 PM

    Touching!! she deserves it…she had me with tears in my eyes when I heard her sing for the very first time…she’s has an amazing voice…she literally touched my soul with her amazing voice…she is simple, beautiful on the inside and out… Wish her all the success she deseves…and follow her dream to the fullest 🙂

  22. Lisa • November 27, 2009 @ 6:19 PM

    GOD BLESS U SUSAN!!!!! I so happy for you.
    Your wish came to for you. I am so happy for you !!!!!

  23. APerson • November 27, 2009 @ 6:35 PM

    Let’s hope the paps don’t ruin this one.

  24. Stan Moncur • November 27, 2009 @ 7:54 PM

    The people in Scotland must be very proud of Susan and her wonderful voice, as I am .

  25. Stan Moncur • November 27, 2009 @ 7:56 PM

    The people in Scotland must be very proud of Susan and her wonderful voice, as I am . she deserves it so much

  26. Vera • November 27, 2009 @ 8:16 PM

    Susan, you’re an inspiration to all who have ever dreamed of becoming a star. You’re the perfect example of an individual who never gave up on her dreams and always gave your all in everything you’ve done up to this point. Congratulations, and may you enjoy many happy, successful years. Kudos!

  27. John Crangle • November 27, 2009 @ 8:39 PM

    I am a 68 year old male and when Susan sings I always have tears in my eyes. Susan sings like an angel and is really a loving caring person.

  28. marion • November 27, 2009 @ 9:08 PM

    susan, you have the most angelic voice i have ever heard. many many blessings to you. never lose sight of who you are.

  29. Kim • November 27, 2009 @ 9:50 PM

    I’m glad so many good things are happening to her. She deserves all the success that comes her way, I will definitely buy her CD when it comes out.

  30. Donna Hanrahan • November 27, 2009 @ 10:50 PM

    Susan when i hear you sing i hear an angle you bring tears to my eyes i love your voice and i will watch for album of the year because the fans will have you there best wishes and best of luck to you your familey and a new start

  31. Minerva • November 28, 2009 @ 1:36 AM

    Susan’s story is almost like the story of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Because Rudolph was a little different than the others with his bright red nose, all the other reindeer laughed and called him names. Then Santa called upon him to lead his pack pulling the sleigh and then his red nose became a gift instead, lighting the way, being for all to admire instead of ridicule. Susan’s is very much like a Christmas type of story as well. People looked at her cover and laughed, but when they discovered her gift, she was the admiration of the world. A beautiful story. God bless Susan. So wonderful that she found her way. Cheers!!!

  32. Craig H • November 28, 2009 @ 9:21 AM

    Susan Boyle touched so maany people around the globe with her life story and her huge talent! She deserves to be a media darling. I do hope she gets to win album of the year and has a long concert touring life.

  33. Joan Sommers • November 28, 2009 @ 9:23 AM

    You know what they say – “Better late than never”. It’s just too bad that we missed all the other years of hearing your beautiful voice. All the best to you in what ever direction your life may take – but do us all a great big favour and KEEP ON SINGING.

  34. Fraydeecat • November 28, 2009 @ 11:32 AM

    Be nice if Susan and Rita MacNeil sang something together……….two beautiful, crystal clear voices.

  35. tributegirl • November 28, 2009 @ 12:10 PM

    Wow, she must be very overwhelmed, she was taunted before, now she’s loved the world over! Congrats Susan!

  36. Shirley • November 28, 2009 @ 12:19 PM

    Way to go Susan, what a beautiful voice, ditto to all
    the comments above, you bring joy to my heart everytime
    I hear you sing. Thank you for the gift you share with
    the world. I hope you come to Canada. I would love to
    see you sing. Take care.

  37. Nancy • November 28, 2009 @ 5:02 PM

    YOU GO GIRL!! Just goes to show, ‘Don’t judge a book by it’s cover’.

  38. Nessa • November 28, 2009 @ 11:21 PM

    She makes every ordinary girl out there who can actually sing make them want to persue it. She’s fantastic. Besides, music is all about the sound, not the look. Susan is awesome! Love her!

  39. doris buck • November 29, 2009 @ 12:43 AM

    On Nov. 28:
    You’re the greatest Susan. Was at the store early morning of Nov.23 and didn’t know if they would have it in Quebec. They did and we’ve been playing it non-stop ever since. What an angelic voice. We are very tearful but happy when listening. Good Luck and lots of love Susan. Hope you make it to Canada soon.

  40. Lorna • November 29, 2009 @ 2:06 AM

    Awesome CD, Susan! Well done you! I play it in the car, while taking a bath and while cooking. Just about all the time, really.

    I’m so glad YOUR “dream” is coming true. You deserve it. Your late Mother would be so proud.

    Meanwhile I, like thousands of others, am waiting for your next release.

    No pressure, ok? 🙂

  41. Hong • November 29, 2009 @ 1:36 PM

    Really love her. What a pure soul! She is an inspiration to us all. Wish her the very best in life and career!

  42. ernesto • November 29, 2009 @ 2:10 PM

    Imagine…A duet with her and Josh Grobin?

  43. tributegirl • November 29, 2009 @ 3:21 PM

    Or her and Adam Lambert? JUST KIDDING!!!

  44. Constance • November 30, 2009 @ 12:39 PM

    …just so refreshing to see such great talent come to the forefront…someone who doesn’t put on airs…Susan’s story is like a modern-day “fairy tale” come true! Way to go Susan!!! God bless you!

  45. sushispike • November 30, 2009 @ 2:16 PM

    Stay humble for that is what you truly are.
    Thank you for sharing your God given voice. May you love you as much as we do.
    Merry Christmas Susan.
    peace and prayers

  46. Bridgette • December 2, 2009 @ 6:20 AM

    Susan…your voice rockets me to heavens untold! God Bless you for the voice which has shattered me and brought me to my knees. I Bless God and the Universe for allowing me to experience you in this finite lifetime in which I have lived, breathed and experienced the voice which has reached in and beckoned my empty soul to once again, allow myself to feel.
    When you sing, I am brought, with loving memories, to the joys of my childhood, which solely belong to my Mother. As a very young child, I wept with tears of joy, gratitude and happiness over that which I did not comprehend nor understand.
    My Mother, penniless, always managed to perform the most amazing birthdays for me, creating lavish cakes after scraping together her pennies, pride and pop bottles in trade for a birthday cake for me.
    This “Guardian Guided By Angels” protected me and my siblings from the Drunkard whom was my father.
    Your voice forces my mind and emotions to recklessly ruminate and again experience the exquisite,tender heartfelt and angelic love of my Beloved Mother.
    Thank you from the deepest recesses of my Soul.

    As Always

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