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Susan Boyle received an honorary degree from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday. Boyle, 51, received the honorary doctorate in order to recognize her contributions to the music industry.
According to Daily Record, the degree was presented by the founding chancellor, Sir Tom Farmer. The degree recognizes people for their contributions to society.
E!Online reported that even though Boyle didn’t perform at the ceremony, “she was all smiles as the university's founding chancellor, Sir Tom Farmer, presented her with the degree.”
Boyle previously studied at Queen Margaret University for caring.
Boyle’s claim to fame was her performance of the Les Miserables hit, “I Dreamed A Dream” on the show Britain’s Got Talent. Since then, she has sold 18 million albums and has 120 platinum and gold albums in 38 countries. She has performed on shows in Japan, Ireland, the US, and the UK.
Boyle grew up in Blackburn, West Lothian, where she continues to live today.
Way to go, Susan!