Susan Boyle will follow last year's record-setting debut "I Dreamed a Dream" with "The Gift," her second full-length. Set for release Nov. 9 on SYCO/Columbia Records, the 10-track album will feature the "Britain's Got Talent" superstar offering a "seasonal collection" of holiday songs and inspirational pop covers.
Boyle's "Gift" will also include performances of Christmas classics like "The First Noel," "O Holy Night" and "Away In A Manger," as well as re-workings of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over." Boyle will duet with Amber Stassi, the winner of her Susan's Search online talent contest, on "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
"I wanted there to be a mix of songs that would flow with all our moods this holiday season," says Boyle of "The Gift" in a statement. "As much as the season is a time for reflection, it is also a time for fun and enjoyment with those closest to us."
Upon its November 2009 release, "I Dreamed a Dream" became the only debut album by a female artist to debut at No. 1 and top the Billboard 200 for six weeks. The set has since sold 3.8 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.