Sinead OConnor Information
Irish singer/songwriter Sinead Oâ€™Connor got her start in 1986. Her sound is rock, a mixture of pop, alternative, and folk. She plays a number of instruments that include the guitar, piano, keyboard, percussion, and low whistle. Oâ€™Connor has nine studio albums, one live album, and five compilation albums. Her success sparked in the 1990â€™s and in addition to her musical talents, she has had a few controversial moments due to her social beliefs.
Her debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, was released in 1987. Her second album, I Do Not Want What I Havenâ€™t Got, came in 1990 and gave her international success. The album reached #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, as well as #1 on the charts around the world, including Ireland and the UK. She performed with Roger Waters singing The Wall in Berlin. In 1992, she performed a controversial set on Saturday Night Live.
She announced her retirement in 2003, but it didnâ€™t last long and she released a new album, Throw Down Your Arms, in 2005. None of the rest of her albums found as much success as her sophomore release, but she has kept a steady following. Oâ€™Connor performed the song, â€œLay Your Head Down,â€ for Glenn Closeâ€™s film Albert Nobbs. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
Oâ€™Connorâ€™s latest album, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?, was released in February 2012. She has shows scheduled in Europe, the US, and Canada in promotion of the new album.