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Sinead O'Connor

Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor ( /ʃɪˈneɪd oʊˈkɒnər/; born 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O'Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a cover of the song "Nothing Compares 2 U". Since then, while maintaining her singing career, she has occasionally encountered controversy, partly due to her statements and gestures such as her ordination as a priest despite being female with a Roman Catholic background, and her expressed strong views on organized religion, women's rights, war, and child abuse. In addition to her nine solo albums her work includes many singles, songs for films, collaborations with many other artists, and appearances at charity fundraising concerts. Sinéad O'Connor was born in Glenageary in County Dublin and was named after Sinéad de Valera, wife of Irish President Éamon de Valera and mother of the doctor presiding over the delivery, and Saint Bernadette of Lourdes. She is the third of five children, sister to Joseph, Eimear, John, and Eoin. Joseph O'Connor is a novelist. Her parents are Sean O'Connor, a structural engineer later turned barrister, and Marie O'Connor.

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Sinead O'Connor -- AMA Producers DID Want the Pope ... And I Got Proof!

Sinead O'Connor
AMA Producers DID Want the Pope And I Got Proof!

Sinead O'Connor says she's got proof AMA producers wanted her to stand alongside Pope Francis during their upcoming show ... and claims anyone saying otherwise is full of crap! We broke the… READ MORE >

Sinead O'Connor -- Lied About Pope Duet Plans

Sinead O'Connor
Lied About Pope Duet Plans

American Music Awards sources are saying they never wanted Sinead O'Connor to stand alongside Pope Francis on their show ... they say she was the one pushing for the appearance.Sources… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Gavin DeGraw -- Sinead O'Connor Can Tell Fans to F**k Themselves ... I'm a 1st Amendment Guy

Gavin DeGraw
Sinead Can Tell Fans to F Themselves I'm a 1st Amendment Guy!

Gavin DeGraw thinks everyone -- including Sinead O'Connor -- has a right to tell anyone to go f**k themselves ... because this is America dammit!We ask Gavin about the crap Sinead is both taking… READ MORE >

- 359 days ago
Sinead O'Connor to Simon Cowell -- You're A MURDERER!

Sinead to Simon
YOU'RE A MURDERER!

Simon Cowell is a cold-blooded killer ... of music, at least according to Sinead O'Connor.O'Connor appeared on The Late Late Show in Ireland, and went off on the "X Factor" judge, as well as Louis… READ MORE >

- 449 days ago
Cynthia Nixon vs. Sinead: Who'd You Rather?

Cynthia Nixon vs. Sinead O'Connor
Who'd You Rather?

Here's "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon with her newly shaved head for her role in the Broadway play "Wit" in NYC on Tuesday (left) -- and embattled bald icon singer Sinead O'Connor in L.A. a… READ MORE >

- 1063 days ago
Sinead O'Connor -- Nothing Compares 2 Her 4th Wedding

Sinead O'Connor
Nothing Compares 2 Her 4th Wedding

Although she once claimed to be a lesbian, controversial singer Sinead O'Connor celebrated her 45th birthday by marrying a man for the fourth time at a drive-thru wedding in Las Vegas… READ MORE >

- 1114 days ago
Sinead & Debbie Harry Out 'Do Each Other

Sinead & Debbie Harry
Out 'Do Each Other

It was an '80s rock goddess reunion as a once again shaved head Sinead O'Connor, 44, and a wigged out Debbie Harry, 66, from Blondie joined forces at an amfAR event in L.A. last night.Nothing… READ MORE >

- 1156 days ago
Susan Sarandon vs. Sinead O'Connor -- Who'd You Rather?

Susan Sarandon vs. Sinead
Who'd You Rather?

Susan Sarandon referred to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi this weekend (left), while Sinead O'Connor infamously ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a performance on "SNL" back in 1992… READ MORE >

- 1167 days ago
Sinead O'Connor -- Nothing Compares 2 Her New Look

Sinead O'Connor -- Nothing Compares 2 Her New Look

Doing her best Susan Boyle impersonation, former shaved head singer Sinead O'Connor showed off a softer, more matronly side at a concert in England this weekend.This could be a huge comeback for… READ MORE >

- 1270 days ago
Sinead O'Connor -- Third Marriage Is the Charm

Sinead O'Connor -- Third Marriage Is the Charm

Looking like the owners of an herbal shop in Berkeley, California, former lesbian Sinead O'Connor and her new third husband Steve Cooney were spotted in Dublin this weekend.While the 43-year-old… READ MORE >

- 1601 days ago

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