Sinead O'Connor

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
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Profession: Singer-Songwriter


Biography: Sinead O'Connor rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album “The Lion and the Cobra” and achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince's song "Nothing Compares 2 U".

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.

Born: December 8, 1966
Birthplace: Glenageary, Ireland
Age: 55 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 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

Historical Events

  • 1990-05-12 Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew Dice Clay's hosting which was perceived as sexist; the show uses a time delay for the third time in its history
  • 1990-06-09 Red Hot Organization releases music album "Red Hot + Blue" featuring contemporary pop stars (including U2; Annie Lennox; Thompson Twins; Sinéad O'Connor; Tom Waits) performing songs of Cole Porter to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV
  • 1990-06-22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo headline; other performers include Sinead O'Connor, Neville Brothers, Ry Cooder, Del Amitri, Flaco Jiminez, Hothouse flowers, and World Party
  • 1990-07-21 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood; charity concert led by Roger Waters, with guests Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell, The Scorpions,; Sinéad O'Connor, Bryan Adams, The Band, Van Morrison, The Hooters, and others
  • 1990-09-06 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins
  • 1992-10-03 Irish pop singer Sinéad O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"
  • 1995-06-23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley
  • 2008-06-27 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, and The Verve headline; other performers include Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, The Ting-Tings, Sinéad O'Connor, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Joan Baez, Jimmy Cliff, Suzanne Vega, and Crowded House
  • 2018-10-26 Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announces she has converted to Islam

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