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Sinead O'Connor

(1966-), Singer and songwriter

Sinead O'Connor (Shuhada' Sadaqat (née Sinead Marie Bernadette O'Connor, formerly Magda Davitt))

Sitter in 2 portraits
Dublin-born O'Connor's controversial and forthright style was made evident in her debut WB Yeats-inspired album Troy (1987). Her single Nothing Compares 2 U (1990) catapulted her to international fame and was followed by the 6 million selling album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990). O'Connor has remained in demand singing with punk, country and rap acts. She released Universal Mother (1994) and co-headlined the 1998 US Lilith festival. In October 2018 she renounced Catholicism to embrace Islam, taking the Muslim name 'Shuhada' meaning 'declaration of faith'. About her decision to convert she has stated 'This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey'.

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Sinead O'Connor, by Andrew Catlin - NPG x35992

Sinead O'Connor

by Andrew Catlin
toned bromide print, May 1988
NPG x35992

Sinead O'Connor, by Andrew Catlin - NPG x35993

Sinead O'Connor

by Andrew Catlin
toned bromide print, May 1988
NPG x35993



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