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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
AP

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.

First Published: Jul 09, 2012 13:55 IST