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Susan Magdalane Boyle was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland on April 1, 1961, the youngest of 10 children. She grew up believing that she ha been deprived of oxygen when she was born, resulting in a learning disability. It turns out, however, that she had been misdiagnosed and actually has Aspergers Syndrome and has an above average IQ. Because she was perceived as handicapped while she was in school, she was teased and called "Suzy Simple." She was a cook trainee at the local college, but that did not last long. Her only other job was singing here and there locally. In 2008, she appeared on the series "Britain's Got Talent," where she was scoffed at on the show by the audience and judges when she said she wanted to be a professional singer like Elaine Paige." It is believed she was scoffed at because she "didn't look like anything special." When she began to sing "I Dreamed a Dream," the audience went dead silent and the judges' jaws dropped. She got a standing ovation after the first few words of the song. More than 10 million people tuned in to see her, and countless YouTube viewers also watched. She launched a career on that night and as of 2013, she had sold more than 19 million albums, made more than £22, and won two Grammy nominations.

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