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Susan Boyle, who rose to fame with her rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009, has revealed she has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Boyle, 52, told the Observer newspaper in an interview published on Dec. 8 that she was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome -- a form of autism that makes aspects related to social interaction and nonverbal communication difficult -- after visiting a specialist about a year ago, who told the singer she had an above-average IQ.
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Susan Boyle's second album, the holiday-themed "The Gift", has returned to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
The record has sold more than 270,000 copies in the past week, Columbia Records said in a statement. Boyle, a 49-year-old Scottish church volunteer, was No. 3 on the list last week. She rose to fame after she became a YouTube sensation due to her "Britain's Got Talent" audition in 2009 and is now estimated to be worth millions.
Cohosts Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd quickly rushed to the stage and began interviewing the 49-year-old, who became a YouTube sensation due to her "Britain's Got Talent" audition in 2009. Check out a video of Susan Boyle's performance on "The View".
Jackie Evancho is a 10-year-old who can compete with some big talent. The young singer, who blew away judges with her powerful Operatic voice during the fifth season of "America's Got Talent", recently set a Billboard record with the release of her album "O Holy Night."
Susan Boyle, who became a YouTube sensation due to her "Britain's Got Talent" audition in 2009, has topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart with her second album, "The Gift".
The record contains Christmas carols such as "O Holy Night" and covers of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over", Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and Lou Reed's "Perfect Day".
Rock singer Lou Reed recently helped "Britain's Got Talent" winner and YouTube sensation Susan Boyle film a music video for her rendition of his 1972 hit "Perfect Day" after she was initially denied permission to cover the song.
Boyle, 49, had requested to sing the track on "America's Got Talent" in September.