Boyle in Grammy battle with Gaga and Perry
SuBo will take on Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in a bid to land a Grammy award.
The Scottish singing sensation was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for her debut I Dreamed A Dream.
The album, which has sold more than 10 million copies, is up against Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster and Katy Perry's Teenage Dream. Justin Bieber and John Mayer were also nominated.
The awards will be given out at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February.
There was more British success with folk-rockers Mumford & Sons and Florence and the Machine nominated for Best New Artist.
Veteran guitarist Jeff Beck picked up five nominations including nods for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Rock Album.
Electronic pop duo Goldfrapp picked up two nominations and actress Emma Thompson was nominated for the Best Spoken Word Album For Children with Nanny McPhee Returns, based on the film of the same name.
Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy, said: "This year's nominations are a true reflection of an exceptional and talented community of music makers that embody some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry in their respective fields."
It was also a good night for resurgent rapper Eminem who was nominated for 10 awards, including the biggest prizes: album, song and record of the year.
Bruno Mars was not far behind with seven nominations, and Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga had six each.
:: Record of the Year: Nothin' on You, B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars; Love the Way You Lie, Eminem featuring Rihanna; (Expletive) You, Cee Lo Green; Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum.
:: Album of the Year: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire; Recovery, Eminem; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum; The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga; Teenage Dream, Katy Perry.
:: Song of the Year: Beg Steal or Borrow, Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (performed by Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs); (Expletive) You, Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green); The House That Built Me, Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert); Love the Way You Lie, Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman and Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem featuring Rihanna); Need You Now, Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum).
:: New Artist: Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Esperanza Spalding.
:: Pop Vocal Album: My World 2.0, Justin Bieber; I Dreamed a Dream, Susan Boyle; The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga; Battle Studies, John Mayer; Teenage Dream, Katy Perry.
:: Rock Album: Emotion and Commotion, Jeff Beck; The Resistance, Muse; Backspacer, Pearl Jam; Mojo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Le Noise, Neil Young.
:: RandB Album: The Love and War Masterpeace, Raheem DeVaughn; Back To Me, Fantasia; Another Round, Jaheim; Wake Up! John Legend and The Roots; Still Standing, Monica.
:: Rap Album: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, B.o.B; Thank Me Later, Drake; Recovery, Eminem; The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z; How I Got Over, The Roots.
:: Country Album: Up On The Ridge, Dierks Bentley; You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band; The Guitar Song, Jamey Johnson; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum; Revolution, Miranda Lambert.
:: Latin Pop Album: Poquita Ropa, Ricardo Arjona; Alex Cuba, Alex Cuba; Boleto De Entrada, Kany Garcia; Paraiso Express, Alejandro Sanz; Otra Cosa, Julieta Venegas.
:: Contemporary Jazz Album: The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band; Never Can Say Goodbye, Joey DeFrancesco; Now Is The Time, Jeff Lorber Fusion; To The One, John McLaughlin; Backatown, Trombone Shorty.
:: Classical Album: Bruckner: Symphonies No. 3 and 4, Mariss Jansons, conductor (performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra); Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra); Steven Mackey: Dreamhouse, Gil Rose, conductor (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals); Sacrificium, Giovanni Antonini, conductor (Il Giardino Armonico); Verdi: Requiem, Riccardo Muti, conductor (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli and Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus).