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Susan Boyle apepars on the Today Show on Dec. 3, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Peter Kramer / NBC
12/08/2013

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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04/01/2011
Susan Boyle performs on ABC talk show The View on Nov. 30, 2010. - Provided courtesy of ABC

Susan Boyle turns 50 on Friday, April 1, and had said she is looking forward to her birthday.

The Scottish church volunteer rose to fame after a YouTube video of her audition for "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009 went viral. She sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Miserables.

12/08/2010
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Susan Boyle performs on ABC talk show The View on Nov. 30, 2010. - Provided courtesy of ABC

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.

12/01/2010
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Susan Boyle performs on ABC talk show The View on Nov. 30, 2010. - Provided courtesy of ABC Susan Boyle recently performed the Christmas song "O Holy Night" on the ABC daytime talk show "The View" but was unable to hit the high notes and cited a "frog" in her throat.

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".

11/27/2010
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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."

11/08/2010
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Susan Boyle is seen on the cover of her second album, The Gift. - Provided courtesy of Columbia Records

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".

11/08/2010
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Susan Boyle appears in a video for Perfect Day. - Provided courtesy of RCA

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.

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