Sinéad O’Connor was born December 8, 1966, in Dublin, Ireland. The singer-songwriter is best known for her debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, and its hit single, a cover of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The album won her a Grammy nomination and hit big on college radio stations. Her song “I Want Your (Hands on Me)” was later remixed into a hip-hop track by MC Lyte. Sinéad has been married three times, and in 2000, she came out as a lesbian. She has four children with her previous husbands. She appears on television talk shows to voice her opinions on the Catholic sex abuse scandal, especially as they pertain to Northern Ireland. In 2010, the Washington Post published an opinion piece she’d written on the topic. ic.
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