As we posted late last weekend, Susan Boyle spent this past weekend in New York City — and as some readers pointed out in the comments of some of our previous stories on the subject, there was also a meet-and-greet. However, even something as simple as this did not go down without some controversy.
Following the event on Monday, Susan’s manager Andy Stephens posted the following message on her official site — and it sheds some light on why the singer was in New York along with what went down when it came to meet-and-greet invitations:
“As many of you will know , Susan and I made a flying visit to New York on Friday for a photo shoot and to meet executives of her record label where we played them tracks from her upcoming album.
“The TV crew that has been following Susan for the last few months asked me that they might film her meeting a few of her U.S. fans prior to our departure back to London (on Saturday afternoon) and this was hastily arranged with the help of some fan club forum members to whom I’m most grateful.
“I recognise that left some fans upset and disappointed, I accept full responsibility, and can only apologise sincerely to those who were not invited along – only about 20 people could be accommodated in the chosen venue both in terms of space and time – and will try to make it up to those disappointed at some future date. With Susan’s new album due in November that hopefully won’t be too far away.”
In moving away from the meet-and-greet itself, we now know a few more definitive details about the album. It is for sure coming to stores in November (as expected by many), and the TV crew suggests that there is either some sort of documentary being filmed about her life now. Over two years after Susan first broke on the scene courtesy of “Britain’s Got Talent,” interest is still high in Susan’s life both when it comes to performing and away from the world of music.
Are you excited that this new album is presumably less than three months away?
Photo: Deborah Wilbanks