Sinad Marie Bernadette O'Connor (pronounced /ʃɪˈneɪd oʊˈkɒnər/, born 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra and achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a cover of the song "Nothing Compares 2 U".Since then, she has regularly courted controversy with her outspokenness, shorn head, and views on religion, women's rights, war and her own sexuality, while still maintaining a singing career.Her body of work includes a number of collaborations with other artists and appearances at charity fundraising concerts, in addition to her own solo albums.Sinad O'Connor was born in Glenageary in County Dublin and was named after Sinad de Valera, wife of Irish President amon de Valera and mother of the doctor presiding over the delivery, and Saint Bernadette of Lourdes.
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