Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor

Rock Singer

Sinead O'Connor is a celebrated Irish rock singer-songwriter and musician, who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. She is renowned for her raw, emotive voice and powerful lyrics, which often incorporate political and social issues.

Full Name
Dec 8, 1966
Net Worth


Sinead Marie Bernadette O'Connor was born on December 8, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland. She has five siblings and is the fourth of them. Her parents were a school teacher and a postman. She attended Catholic school from the age of four until she dropped out at 15 to pursue her singing career.

O'Connor started writing songs when she was 12 years old and by the age of 19 had already released her debut album The Lion And The Cobra in 1987. It spawned the hit single "Mandinka" which helped bring attention to her unique sound.

O'Connor quickly rose to fame with her follow up album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990) which reached number one in various countries around the world including the UK, USA, and Ireland. The title track "Nothing Compares 2 U" became an international hit, topping Billboard's Hot 100 chart for four weeks.

In 1992 she released her third album Am I Not Your Girl? which saw her take on classic jazz standards as well as original songs. This was followed by Universal Mother (1994), Faith and Courage (2000), Throw Down Your Arms (2005), How About I Be Me (and you be you)? (2012) and I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss (2014).

Throughout her career O'Connor has been outspoken about social issues such as poverty, racism and women's rights which has earned her both admiration and criticism. In October 2018, she announced that she was retiring from music due to ill health but committed to continue being an activist for causes close to her heart.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1966</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Sinead O'Connor is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Born on December 8, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Released her debut album The Lion and the Cobra.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Performs at the Grammys</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Performed Bob Marley's "War" at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Controversial SNL Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shocked viewers when she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II during her performance on Saturday Night Live.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires From Music</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Announces her retirement from music, citing exhaustion from years of touring and media scrutiny.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Gospel Albums </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases an album of gospel songs entitled "Throw Down Your Arms". </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives the Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award for her contribution to music.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Sinead O'Connor has never been afraid to speak her mind and stand up for what she believes in. She has always remained true to herself and her beliefs, no matter the consequences. Her courage and strength of character are truly inspiring.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Sinead O'Connor is a talented musician and songwriter. She has released a number of critically acclaimed albums, including her debut album The Lion and the Cobra, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her music is unique and powerful.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Stands for Equality</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Sinead O'Connor is a fierce advocate for equality and human rights. She is an outspoken critic of sexism and racism, and has used her platform to raise awareness about important issues such as gender inequality and police brutality.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Sinead O'Connor is a Grammy Award winning artist who has won awards for Best Alternative Music Performance and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Controversial Incident at the Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1990, Sinead O'Connor caused controversy when she ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II on live television during her acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Female Artist to Appear on MTV Unplugged</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Sinead O'Connor was the first female artist to appear on MTV Unplugged in 1992. She performed an acoustic version of her hit single "Nothing Compares 2 U".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founding Member of the Band "The Golden Horde"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Sinead O'Connor was a founding member of the all-female punk band "The Golden Horde" in Dublin, Ireland in 1984.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Converted to Islam in 2018</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, Sinead O'Connor announced that she had converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt.</p></div>


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