Born in Dublin, Sinead suffered a tumultuous childhood before beginning to focus on music and studying voice and piano at the Dublin College Of Music. She released her debut album The Lion And The Cobra in 1997 and began to garner something of a cult status. Her second album, driven by her cover of the Prince song Nothing Compares 2 U drove her to being a major star and was an album that was intensely personal and highly emotional.

Whilst often taking rather controversial stands on a range of topics, O’Connor continued to release strong repertoire, including music that often tackled subjects of hope, sexuality, religion and despair.

In 2003 O’Connor also teamed up with Massive Attack and delivered 3 songs for their 100th Window album, especially the standout track What Your Soul Sings.