Sinéad O'Connor

Born Dec 8, 1966

Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor 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 Prince's song "Nothing Compares 2 U".

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1966 Birth Born on December 8, 1966.


1979 12 Years Old In 1979 O'Connor left her mother and went to live with her father and his new wife. … Read More
1983 16 Years Old In 1983 her father sent her to Newtown School, an exclusive Quaker boarding school in Waterford, an institution with a much more permissive atmosphere than Grianan. … Read More
1984 17 Years Old Through an ad she placed in Hot Press in mid-1984, she met Colm Farrelly. … Read More
1985 18 Years Old On 10 February 1985 O'Connor's mother was killed in a car accident which, despite their strained relationship, devastated her. … Read More


1987 - 1989 3 More Events
…  Also in 1990, O'Connor starred in a small independent Irish movie Hush-a-Bye Baby directed in Derry by Margo Harkin.
1992 25 Years Old After spending nine years dividing her time between London and Los Angeles, O'Connor returned to her home town of Dublin in late 1992 to live near her sister and focus on raising her son Jake, then six years old. … Read More
1993 26 Years Old In an interview with The Guardian published 3 May 1993 she reported that her singing lessons with Merriman were the only therapy she was receiving, describing Merriman as "the most amazing teacher in the universe." … Read More
1994 27 Years Old In 1994, she appeared in A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who, also known as Daltrey Sings Townshend. … Read More


1997 - 2003 4 More Events
2004 37 Years Old …  It was based on the Rastafarian culture and lifestyle, O'Connor having spent time in Jamaica in 2004. … Read More
2005 38 Years Old Collaborations, a compilation album of guest appearances, was released in 2005—featuring tracks recorded with Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, Jah Wobble, Terry Hall, Moby, Bomb The Bass, The Edge, U2, and The The.
2006 39 Years Old On 8 November 2006, O'Connor performed seven songs from her upcoming album Theology at The Sugar Club in Dublin. … Read More


2008 41 Years Old The performance was released in 2008 as Live at the Sugar Club deluxe CD/DVD package sold exclusively on her website. … Read More
In January 2010, O'Connor performed a duet with R&B singer Mary J. Blige produced by former A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad of O'Connor's song "This Is To Mother You" (first recorded by O'Connor on her 1997 Gospel Oak EP). … Read More
2011 44 Years Old They wed on 9 December 2011 in Las Vegas, but 17 days later she announced on her website that their marriage had ended, noting that they "lived together for 7 days only". … Read More
In 2012 the song "Lay Your Head Down", written by Brian Byrne and Glenn Close for the soundtrack of the film Albert Nobbs and performed by O'Connor, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
2013 46 Years Old O'Connor resumed touring in 2013, announcing The Crazy Baldhead Tour. … Read More
In February 2014, it was revealed that O'Connor had been recording a new album of original material, titled The Vishnu Room, consisting of romantic love songs.
In March 2015 she revealed that she was going to be a grandmother for the first time.
2016 49 Years Old She is currently writing a memoir due out in March 2016. … Read More
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