Sinead O Connor - Updated Feb 2024

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Sinead O Connor

Sinead O Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter. Sinead O Connor rose to fame with her debut album ‘The Lion and The Cobra‘. Likewise, she gained international recognition in 1990 with a cover of Prince’s song ‘Nothing compares 2U’.

Early Life

Sinead O Connor was born in the year 1996 on December 8. She was born in Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland. Similarly, she is 57 years old as of now. The singer belongs of Irish nationality and was born under the star sign Sagittarius.

Moving on to her parents, she was born to Sean O’Connor who was a structural engineer and later turned into a Barrister and her mother was Marie O’Connor. Likewise, she was the middle child of five children with their parents. The names of her siblings are Joseph, Eimear, John, and Eoin. The singer grew up with her siblings in Dublin. However, her childhood was not pleasant. Her parents divorced and her mother was frequently abusive.


Due to her rough childhood, she did not have a chance for proper education. She was caught shoplifting and was sent to the Grianan Training center. During her time at the center, she learned to play Irish instruments. Similarly, she then attended Newtown School at Waterford. Her teacher at the school inspired her to pursue her career in music.

Career and Professional life

Sinead O Connor is an established Irish singer and songwriter. She started her music career after a drummer noticed her voice. However, she was still too young to be in a band at that time and later she joined the band Ton Ton Makoute. After singing a couple of songs, she signed in with Ensign record.

Sinead O Connor

Caption: Sinead during her show(source: Celebswiki)

Sinead released her first album titled ‘The Lion and the Cobra’. The album was released in the year 1987 and it became an instant success. Despite being her first album, listeners loved the album and it did not take time to become a sensation. Her song Mandinka from the same album was a hit among college students. Listeners found her song relatable and extremely addicting.

Furthermore, her second album ‘I do not want what I Have not got’. The album was released in the year 1990 Likewise, Her second album gathered massive success as well. She has since then done covers of many popular singers. Similarly, her cover for the song Nothing Compares 2 U has garnered massive international recognition.

Sinead has since done several tours and has made a brand out of herself and keeps a bald head. She is actively performing stage acts and concerts over recent years.


Sinead O Connor is a successful musician and has received several awards over these years. She has been nominated almost more than a hundred times. Some awards she has received are as follows.

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Caption: Sinead singing at a show(source: Imagecelebs)

1989 Billboard Music Awards for Rock Female Artists,  1990 Billboard Music Awards for No 1 World Single, 1991 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance, 1990 MTV video music award for Video of the year, 1990 MTV video music award for best female singer, 1995 Golden Europa Awards for the Best International singer.

Similarly, she has earned a decent amount of money through her singing career. She has a net worth of USD 400k.

Relationship status

Sinead O Connor has quite a bit of marriage history. She has been married four times and has four children. Likewise, the popular singer is currently single and is leading a peaceful single life. She first married John Reynolds in the year 1987 and has a son named Jake Reynolds with him. Later on, she had a daughter named Rosin with John Waters. Likewise, she married Nick Sommerlad in the year 2001 and separated in the year 2004. She had her third child named Shane with Donal Lunney. Moreover, she had her fourth child Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio with Frank Bonadio.

Furthermore, She was married a third time to Steve Cooney in the year 2010 and separated after a year. She then married Barry Herridge in the year 2011 but the marriage ended after only one week.


Sinead O Connor has been involved in numerous scandals over the years. During a Saturday night live performance, she tore up the picture of Pope while ‘Fighting the devil’ was playing in the background. Her naive behaviors stirred up a huge controversy all over the people of the US and she received massive backlash for it.

Furthermore, she has tangled herself in controversies with Miley Cyrus and Madonna too.

Sinead O Connor – Body measurements

Sinead O Connor stands tall at 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 60 kg. Likewise, she keeps a bald head and dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Sinead posing for a picture at an event(source:

Sinead O Connor – Social media

She is only active on Twitter and has 52k followers on her main account. Her Instagram account has currently amassed 18.8k followers with the username @oconnor.sinead.