Lady GaGa on Susan Boyle: 'I Would Love to Work With Somebody of that Talent'
According the UK's The Sun, Susan Boyle has found herself an unsuspecting supporter in another breakout star of 2009: Lady Gaga. Says the Just Dance singer "I love Susan Boyle. She is my woman of the year. She has achieved more in this year than most artists will in a lifetime...This time last year nobody even knew who she was and now she is knocking the world's most established artists off the album and singles charts.
On a potential SuBo/GaGa collaboration, the star says, "Our styles are different. I don't know if we could work together, but never say never. It would be great to work with somebody of that talent."
As previously reported, one real upcoming collaboration for the Scottish songbird is a duet with opera tenor Andrea Bocelli, who has sold a record 70 million albums. They two will team up to perform as part of a new British TV talent show called Pop Star to Opera Star, on which pop singers are trained to sing arias. Though there is no word yet on the song selection, it is expected that they will perform on of Grammy-winning Bocelli's most famous numbers -Time to Say Goodbye or The Prayer, which he last performed with Celine Dion.
Boyle's arrived in Japan on Tuesday, where she will perform on the country's top-rating TV show on New Year's Eve.
Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream has held the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for fourth consecutive weeks, nearly 3 million copies worldwide.
Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream, debuted at number 1 on the charts, remained at number 1 in it's second and third weeks and has also received RIAA-Triple Platinum Certification for shipping over three million units to retailers nationwide. ‘I Dreamed A Dream' continues to break records by becoming the biggest selling album released in 2009. Also as previously reported, "I Dreamed A Dream: The Susan Boyle Story," which premiered exclusively on TV Guide Network on Sunday, December 13 became its #1 rated television special in history. The television special, which delivered a 1.0 coverage rating (788,500 HH) for the 8:00 p.m. telecast, also over-delivered with the network's key demos. It achieved a triple digit increase (404 percent) with persons 25-54 over the prior year, and the combined 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. telecasts reached 4.1 million households and 4.8 million viewers (p18+).
YouTube additionally announced last week that Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream performance from
Britain's Got Talent is their most watched video of 2009.
After an audition for "Britain's Got Talent," in which Susan immediately impressed the judges, the audience and then anyone with access to YouTube's expectations by singing her way through a version of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables. A tornado of rumination and amazement grew around Susan Boyle feverishly, with over 300 Million YouTube hits and nearly two million Facebook friends to prove it.
'I Dreamed A Dream' was recorded during the summer of 2009. Susan first entered a recording studio in July in Edinburgh, picking songs that resonated with her. The final results shocked both her and veteran producer Steve Mac with its beauty and musical impact. "It was important that I could feel everything I was singing," she says. The 12 track collection features Susan Boyle performing signature songs such as "I Dreamed A Dream", "Cry Me A River," as well as her haunting
rendition of The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," Madonna's "You'll See," The Monkees' "Daydream Believer," and "Who I Was Born To Be," an original recording written especially for Susan.