There is no doubt that Irish crooner, Sinead O’Connor has one of the most distinctive voices in history. While she may be considered one of the most controversial singers of our time, she is also one of the most influential. O’Connor has always been outspoken and her appearance only emphasizes the importance she puts on challenging popular culture’s notions of sexuality and femininity.
A singer from the golden age of Irish pop, Sinead O’Connor was an international superstar with the release of the smash hit Nothing Compares 2 U in 1990. With her signature shaved hairstyle and voice that gained her the Artist of the Year award in 1991, She quickly became an icon of her time.
While her shaved head was initially an assertion against traditional views of women, years later, O’Connor said she had begun to grow her hair back, but that after being asked if she was Enya, O’Connor shaved it off again. “I don’t feel like me unless I have my hair shaved. So even when I’m an old lady, I’m going to have it.”