Quick Facts About Sinead O’Connor
|Celebrated Name||Sinead O’Connor|
|Nick Name||Magda Davitt and Shuhada’ Sadaqat|
|Birth Name||Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor|
Sinead O’Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who is well recognized for her debut album titled “The Lion and the Cobra” which was a commercial hit. She gained worldwide recognition when she released the cover song of Prince’s popular song, “Nothing Compares 2 U” in 1990. Known for her signature bold look, her powerful music, and her bold personality O’Connor has created history and has got involved in several controversies partly due to her statements and gestures.
Despite belonging to a Roman Catholic background, Sinead has her ordination as a priest and has expressed strong views on organized religion, women’s rights, war, and child abuse. She also came to the news when she changed her name to Magda Davit initially and later to Suhada’ Sadaqat after converting to Islam in 2018.
O’Connor currently in her 50s has openly admitted to being a lesbian despite her previous four marriages to men. Besides, she is active on social media sites with over 20k followers on Instagram: @oconnor.sinead and over 55k followers on Twitter: @SineadOConnor.
What is Sinead O’Connor Famous for?
Famous as an Irish singer-songwriter. Known for her cover song of “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
Where was Sinead O’Connor Born?
Sinead O’Connor was born on December 8, 1966, in Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland. Her birth name is Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor while her other changed names are Magda Davitt and Shuhada’ Sadaqat. Her nationality is Irish. Sinead belongs to the White ethnicity while Sagittarius is her zodiac sign.
Born as one of the five children to her parents: Sean O’Connor(father) and Marie O’Connor(mother), Sinead grew up alongside her four siblings Joseph, Eimear, John, and Eoin in their hometown until the time when her parents got divorced and Sinead began living with her father and his new wife.
One of her brothers, Joseph is a world-recognized Irish novelist whose novel, “Star of the Sea” was an international no. 1 bestseller. Her father was an engineer turned barrister who became the Chairperson of the Divorce Action Group in Ireland while her mother was a housewife.
Also following her parent’s divorce, Sinead faced child abuse by her mother from where her lifelong battle against child abuse began which she has been fighting and advocating against her whole life.
Interested in shoplifting, Sinead was sent to a reform institute called the Grianan Training Centre for 18 months when she was 15. During that time, she began developing an interest in writing and musician acumen and even met Paul Bryne, drummer of the Irish band, In Tua Nua.
After getting out of the Grianan, she was sent to Newtown School in Waterford, where she recorded a demo comprising four songs. While in school, she was recruited as a member of a band, “Ton Ton Macoute” in 1984.
Sinead O’Connor’s Career Highlights
Sinead O’Connor started her career when she was signed by Ensign Records embarking on her first major work providing the vocals for the song “Heroine”. It was used for the soundtrack to the film, “Captive”. It was used as the soundtrack for the film, “Captive”. On November 4, 1987, her debut album titled “The Lion and the Cobra” was a hit that even earned a Grammy nomination. She gained further recognition following the release of her second album titled “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” in 1990. It went on to earn her 4 Grammy nominations. The album contained her international breakthrough hit cover, “Nothing Compares 2 U”. In 1990, she also became a part of Roger Water’s “The Wall” performance in Berlin and Red Hot Organization’s “Red Hot+Blue” album. In 1991, she sang Elton John’s ‘Sacrifice’ in the tribute album, “Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin”. Her other major album titled “Am I Not Your Girl?” was released in 1992. During the time, she also worked on “Blood of Eden”, “You Made Me Thief of Your Heart”. Her fourth album titled “Universal Mother” was released in 1994 including the singles, “Fire on Babylon” and “Famine” which were even nominated for Grammy. In 1997, she appeared in Neil Jordan’s “The Butcher Boy” playing the role of Virgin Mary. Her fifth album titled “Faith and Courage” was released in 2000. On October 8, 2002, her sixth album titled “Sean-Nós Nua” was released which contained traditional Irish songs, including the Canadian folk song, “Peggy Gordon”. Following the release of her double album titled “She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Highest Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty” in 2003, Sinead announced her retirement. Just two years later in 2005, she released her other alum titled “Throw Down Your Arms” in 2005, followed by “Theology” in 2007.In 2012, she sang the soundtrack song, “Lay Your Head Down” of the film, “Albert Nobbs”. In March 2012, her ninth full-length album, “How About I Be Me (and You Be You)?” was released. In 2014, her tenth full-length album titled “I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss”. Also back in 1995, she made an appearance on the British late-night television program, “After Dark”. Her memoir, “Rememberings”, is due to be published in June 2021.
Sinead O’Connor’s Dating Relationship
Sinead O’Connor has been married four times to date. Her first marriage was with John Reynolds, a record producer with whom she got married in 1987 and even shares a son named Jake. After 8 years, she welcomed her daughter with Irish journalist John Waters named Roisin in 1995, however they fought over the custody which Waters won.
In 1991, she had her abortion after she had problems with her partner. Experiencing which she wrote the song, “My Special Child”.
Her second marriage was with Nick Sommerlad in 2001, their relationship also didn’t last long as, by the year of 2004, she had her third child, Shane Lunny, with Donal Lunny. In 2006 she had her fourth child, Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio, with Frank Bonadio. On July 22, 2010, she married for the third time longtime friend and collaborator musician, Steve Cooney.
This time as well her marriage didn’t go well as they got separated in 2011. The same year in December 2011, she got married to her fourth husband, Irish therapist Barry Herridge, but their relationship broke up just after 7 days of living together and divorced later.
Even so, Sinead never got settled in her life she has already become a grandmother welcoming her grandson in 2015. Currently, she has opened up about being a lesbian.
Besides, she has been involved in several controversies, including when she refused to perform if the US national anthem was played before her concerts in 1990. Also, she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder back then and even had attempted to commit suicide before.
Sinead O’Connor’s Net Worth
Sinead O’Connor has quite healthy earnings from her career as a musician. Having her career started in 1984 after being recruited to band, “Ton Ton Macoute” Sinead has managed to come a long way up becoming one of the popular Irish musicians in her 2-decade long career. Her source of income is surely her music deals, albums, songs. Including which she has an estimated net worth estimated to be around $6 million.
Sinead O’Connor’s Height
Sinead O’Connor is a gorgeous lady with a well-maintained body physique in her 50s. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 4inches. while her body weighs around 60kg(126 lbs). She has a fair complexion with bald hair and blue eyes.