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Sinead O’Connor changes her mind, announces retirement again

The saga of Sinead O'Connor's retirement and unretirement takes a new and supposed final turn, as the singer now says that she has, in fact, called it quits from the music business. In a tweet today, she announced her retirement again, writing in the intro, "My last album, No Veteran Dies Alone will be released in April 2022. There will be no promo. Thanks for all the fun and love ❤️."
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Sinead O’Connor Says She’s Quitting Music Again to Become a Writer

Earlier this month, Sinead O’Connor announced that she would be retiring from recording, touring, and promoting her music effective immediately, only to take it back days later. But on Thursday, O’Connor did a U-turn to her U-turn and now said that she’s done with music. In a statement posted on Twitter, O’Connor said that she has had “two minds” about this decision but that it is time to say goodbye to music and will embark on a new career as a writer. Her acclaimed new memoir, Rememberings, is out now.
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Why Sinead O’Connor Gets Emotional Over ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

In 1990, Irish singer Sinead O’Connor scored the biggest hit of her career with a rendition of the Prince penned track “Nothing Compares 2 U.”. The song was originally released in 1985 on the self-titled debut album by the Family. The group was one of many acts nurtured by Prince at the time, signed to the Purple One’s Paisley Park Records. That version was nothing more than a deep album cut, but in O’Connor’s hands the tune earned worldwide attention.
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How Tall Is Sinéad O’Connor?

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor is one of the most iconic artists of the late 20th century. Even now, the official music video for her 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” still boasts over 200 million views. She stirred up controversies in her prime, from her infamous Saturday Night Live appearance,...
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Rememberings by Sinéad O’Connor review – a tremendous catalogue of misbehaviour

As a young woman starting out in music, Sinéad O’Connor rarely did what she was told. When Nigel Grainge, an executive at her label, asked her to stop wearing her hair short and dress more like a girl, she went straight out and got her head shaved. While recording her first album, she discovered she was pregnant, prompting Grainge to phone her doctor and tell him to warn her against having a baby. The doctor duly told her that women shouldn’t take babies on tour but neither should they go on tour without them. O’Connor ignored them both and had her son anyway.
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Sinéad O’Connor, Author, “Rememberings”

Acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor joins Washington Post reporter Geoff Edgers for a rare, in-depth interview around the release of her new memoir, “Rememberings,” chronicling her childhood growing up in Dublin, musical triumphs, and fearless and controversial activism. O’Connor will share her perspective on some of her most memorable pop culture moments — from soaring to global stardom with her cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” to her infamous 1992 appearance on Saturday Night Live.
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‘Nothing Compares 2 U’: Sinéad O’Connor Said It’s 1 Person She ‘Was Always and Am Always’ Thinking About When She Sings the Hit

The Prince-composed hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” is unquestionably Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor’s biggest song. To think of O’Connor is to remember the tear-streaked close-up of her face in the 1990 music video for the track. In her recent memoir Rememberings, O’Connor reflected on the ballad, the fame it brought...

Sinead O'Connor eyes The Voice Ireland gig after music retirement

Sinead O'Connor has volunteered to serve as a judge on the Irish version of The Voice after announcing her retirement as a musician. The singer stunned fans on Friday as she took to Twitter to reveal her planned 2022 album, No Veteran Dies Alone, would be her last. She has decided to quit her recording career and cancel all tour commitments.

Sinéad O’Connor retracts retirement announcement

Sinéad O’Connor has backed down on her intention to retire, just days after her initial announcement. Over the weekend, the singer announced her retirement from music and touring in a series of tweets, confirming that her forthcoming album ‘No Veteran Dies Alone’, will be her last release. “This is not...
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Sinead O’Connor retracts retirement announcement as she attacks BBC over ‘hurtful’ interview

Sinead O’Connor has backtracked on her announcement that she is retiring from music, at the same time as condemning BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and branding its presenter Emma Barnett “a female misogynist”.On Tuesday (1 June), the Irish singer-songwriter appeared on Woman’s Hour to promote her new memoir, Rememberings. During the interview, Barnett enquired about O’Connor having four children from four different men, and referenced a newspaper article in which a journalist described O’Connor as “the crazy woman in pop’s attic”.In the days after the interview, O’Connor announced that she had pulled all further press for her book, and...

Sinead O’Connor isn’t retiring after all

Over the weekend, Sinead O'Connor said she was retiring from touring and working in the record business, saying, "Apologies if any upset caused to booking agents or promoters or managers due to my tweeting about my retirement. I guess the book made me realise I'm my own boss. I didn't wanna wait for permission from the men, as to when I could announce it. Also, I'd had a few whiskeys " She's now retracted that announcement in a lengthy new statement. "Good news," she writes. "Fuck retiring. I retract. Am not retiring. I was temporarily allowing pigs in lipstick to fuck my head up... here's my statement..... in the form of these three photos. It's 'colourful' but that's me : ) #LetOConnorBeOConnor"

Sinead O’Connor Reverses Course and Isn’t Retiring

Sinead O’Connor isn’t retiring after all. A few days after saying that she was giving up touring and recording, the singer-songwriter (and now author), O’Connor had a change of heart. In a tweet, she explained her decision. “Good news. Fuck retiring. I retract. Am not retiring. I was temporarily allowing...
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Rememberings by Sinéad O’Connor review – the sound and the fury

The singer’s jaw‑dropping account of her troubled childhood and rocky fame is patchy but no less truthful for it. Celebrity memoirs often come with a ghost writer. There isn’t one here – there are only ghosts, the ones the young Sinéad O’Connor hears in the piano at her grandmother’s house and the others with which she has wrestled for a lifetime. No matter how public her business, or how much people think they know about the Irish singer’s triumphs and travails, this is an artist who never ceases to surprise.

Sinead O'Connor announces retirement from music and touring

Sinead O'connor has announced her retirement from music and touring. The 54-year-old singer revealed in a series of Twitter posts that she is walking away from the music industry because she is "tired" and that her upcoming album 'No Veteran Dies Alone' will be her last. Sinead wrote on the...