Sinéad O'Connor is widely regarded as one of the most influential female performers of the ‘90s, not only for her sensational performances and raw vocal emotion but also for her outspoken confidence to express herself publicly. Sinéad was born in Dublin in 1966, and was discovered by Paul Byrne, drummer of U2 protégés In Tua Nua, while singing wedding covers in the city. After co-writing the first In Tua Nua single, she left school to focus on music, studying voice and piano at the Dublin College of Music before relocating to London in 1985.
The follow-up album to the hugely successful I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got album, Am I Not Your Girl? was released in September 1992 and features Sinéad performing a collection of songs that she had grown up listening to and which had inspired her to become a singer. It was during the promotional campaign for the album when Sinéad made a controversial appearance on Saturday Night Live.
Am I Not Your Girl? features Sinéad’s unmistakable voice accompanied by an orchestra, performing big-band arrangements of tracks such as the single ‘Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home’ (a Top 20 hit), ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, and ‘Why Don’t You Do Right?’