Here’s everything we know about the 55-year-old musician.
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Sinead shot to fame in the 1990s, after record labels started to recognize her for the work she did with a band called Ton Ton Macoute.
She has gone on to release ten studio albums, and has won a multitude of awards.
On June 4, 2021, Sinead O’Connor announced her retirement from the music industry.
Her final studio album, No Veteran Dies Alone, is set to released in 2022 – but the musician has said she will not tour nor promote the work.
“This is to announce my retirement from touring and from working in the record business,” she announced on Twitter.
“I’ve gotten older and I’m tired. So it’s time for me to hang up my nipple tassels, having truly given my all. NVDA in 2022 will be my last release. And there’ll be no more touring or promo.”
Just days later, on June 7, Sinead retracted her statement, calling it a “knee-jerk reaction,” and announced she will be going on her scheduled tour post-album release.
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Who is Sinead O’Connor?
Born on December 8, 1966, Sinead O’Connor hails from Dublin county in Ireland.
Sinead has four siblings: Joseph, Eimear, John, and Eoin.
During her high school years, Sinead attended the Grianán Training Centre run by the Order of Our Lady of Charity, where she worked on writing and music.
Ton Ton Macoute was formed in the mid-1980s, after Sinead placed an ad in the local paper and caught the attention of Colm Farrelly.
While performing with the band, Sinead was noticed by higher-ups in the music industry, and eventually signed with Ensign Records.
Her debut album came in 1987, entitled The Lion and the Cobra.
The album reached gold status and earned Sinead a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
During a Saturday Night Live performance in 1992, Sinead tore a photo of Pope John Paul II to shreds during one of her songs.
She received backlash from many big names, including Madonna and Joe Pesci.
“Everyone wants a pop star, see? But I am a protest singer,” Sinead wrote in her 2021 book, Rememberings.
“I just had stuff to get off my chest. I had no desire for fame.”
Is Sinead O’Connor married?
Sinead has been married four times.
She married her first husband, music producer John Reynolds, in 1987. The two have one child together, Jake.
They divorced in 1991.
In 1995, Sinead gave birth to her second child, Roisin, whose father is Irish journalist John Waters.
She remarried in 2001, to British journalist Nick Sommerlad.
The two split in 2004, the same year Sinead welcomed her third child – Shane – with musician Donal Lunny.
In 2006, Sinead gave birth to her fourth child, Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio, whose father in Frank Bonadio.
Four years later, Sinead married her friend and collaborator, Steve Cooney, on July 22, 2010.
The two agreed to separate the following year, months before Sinead’s fourth wedding.
Sinead married Irish therapist Barry Herridge in December of 2011, but split just a week later.
On July 18, 2015, Sinead became a grandmother – her son Jake welcomed a child with his girlfriend at the time, Lia.