Sinead O'Connor

Genres: Drama Movies Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Tags: female vocalists irish alternative singer-songwriter rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1966, Dublin, Eire. This Irish singer combined her highly distinctive vocal range with striking post-feminist imagery to great commercial effect on both sides of the Atlantic, establishing herself in the late 80s and early 90s as one of the most potent left-field forces in popular music.

O’Connor endured a turbulent youth and diagnoses of ‘behavioural problems’, which included shoplifting and being expelled from school. She signed her first recording contract with Ensign Records in 1985. Her previous experience was limited to sessions with Dublin pop band Ton Ton Macoute. Nigel Grainge, the label’s co-manager, allowed her a full year to develop her knowledge of music and the industry by helping around the office, before the sessions for her debut album began. Through connections on the Dublin music scene, O’Connor provided the vocals to U2 guitarist The Edge’s soundtrack for The Captive. The track...

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