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Susan Boyle gets honorary degree from university

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a Scottish university.

music Updated: Jul 09, 2012 18:35 IST
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Susan Boyle

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a Scottish university.

Boyle, who shot to fame on a TV talent show, wore blue-and-white academic robes as she accepted the degree Friday from Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University in recognition of her "contribution to the creative industries."

The singer once studied for a higher education certificate at the university.

A 40-something church volunteer from a small Scottish village, Boyle became a global sensation in 2009 after she performed the song I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables on the television program Britain's Got Talent.

She has since sold 18 million records around the world and performed for audiences from the U.S. to China.