Why Famous: Rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. Achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince's song "Nothing Compares 2 U".
Biography: Sinead O'Connor (1966-) is an Irish singer-songerwriter whose 1990 cover of Nothing Compares 2 U was a worldwide hit.
Despite several albums and various other musical projects since, her success with this song has not been repeated.However she has managed to stay in the public eye by making controversial statements about religion and politics.
In a 1992 appearance on Saturday Night Live she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II while chanting the word “evil”, ostensibly as a protest against child abuse in the Catholic church. Controversy followed. (OnThisDay.com)
- 2011-12-09 "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
- 1990-05-12 Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting
- 1990-09-06 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins
- 1992-10-03 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"