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Dolores O’Riordan

Biography

As business lead vocalist from the Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan was one of the most visible females in early-’90s substitute rock. Delivered the youngest of seven kids on Sept 6, 1971, the Limerick indigenous grew up acquiring solace in music, performing from an early on age in addition to playing traditional piano and harmonium in cathedral. In 1990, she auditioned to get a Limerick-based band called Cranberry Noticed Us and received the positioning of lead vocalist, having impressed her potential bandmates with her lilting vocals. The group shortly transformed its name to the Cranberries and started releasing demo materials, which sparked the eye of several main labels. Because of management problems, nevertheless, the Cranberries’ debut work Everybody Else DOES It, WHY Can’t We didn’t turn out until 1993. The next year saw the discharge of You don’t need to Argue, an recording whose lead-off solitary, “Zombie,” brought the group to popularity in a number of countries and threw O’Riordan in to the general public eye. Towards the Faithful Departed was released in 1996, and 3 years later on Bury the Hatchet strike shelves. Because the ’90s advanced, the Cranberries’ industrial success continuously waned. non-etheless, they released AWAKEN and Smell the Espresso in 2001 as well as the greatest-hits compilation Celebrities: THE VERY BEST of 1992-2002 in 2002. Soon thereafter, nevertheless, the bandmembers announced that they might be divorce, giving O’Riordan period not only to spotlight her family members and wellness (she experienced battled anorexia and stress throughout her amount of time in the limelight) but additionally on her single career. She added a track, “Pure Like,” to Italian superstar Zucchero’s recording of duets, Zucchero & Co., and in-may 2007 her single full-length debut, ARE YOU CURRENTLY Listening, premiered world-wide. Her sophomore arranged, No Baggage, adopted two years later on, its launch coinciding with O’Riordan’s performing debut within the David Grieco film Secrets of Like. This year 2010, the Cranberries finished their hiatus having a reunion tour and a fresh recording, Roses, that was released in 2012. In the next years, O’Riordan continued to be fairly silent. It wasn’t until an opportunity meeting with previous Smiths bassist Andy Rourke in 2015 that she explored fresh territory as an associate of very trio, D.A.R.K. Alongside Rourke and NY maker/songwriter Ole Koretsky, she organized and created D.A.R.K.’s New Wave-inspired debut, Technology Agrees (Cooking food Vinyl), that was released in 2016.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dolores O'Riordan
Height 1.58 m
Profession Guitarist, Singer-songwriter
Nationality Irish
Spouse Don Burton
Children Taylor Baxter Burton, Dakota Rain Burton, Molly Leigh Burton
Parents Eileen O'Riordan, Terence O'Riordan
Music Groups The Cranberries, D.A.R.K.
Music Songs Zombie, Linger, Ode To My Family, Dreams, Animal Instinct, Ordinary Day, Just My Imagination, When You're Gone, Promises, Can’t Be With You, Ridiculous Thoughts, Salvation, Human Spirit, Analyse, Free to Decide, Apple of My Eye, Time Is Ticking Out, This Is the Day, You and Me, Daffodil Lament, Stars, Angel Fire, Accept Things, Switch Off the Moment, Tomorrow, Dreaming My Dreams, When We Were Young, Dying in the Sun, Why, The Icicle Melts, I'm Still Remembering, Everything I Said
Albums Are You Listening?, No Baggage, No Need to Argue, Roses, To the Faithful Departed, Bury the Hatchet, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Stars: The Best of 1992–2002, Gold
Nominations David di Donatello for Best Original Song
Movies Click, Evilenko, Prêt-à-Porter, The Cranberries: Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris (Version 2)
TV Shows The Voice After Party


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#Fact
1 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 29, a daughter named Molly Leigh Burton on January 27, 2001. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Don Burton.
2 Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 33, a daughter named Dakota Rain Burton on April 10, 2005. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Don Burton.
3 Separated from her husband of 20 years Don Burton. [November 2014]
4 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a son named Taylor Baxter Burton on November 23, 1997. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Don Burton.
5 Living in Canada with her Husband and family. Recovering from an exhausting world tour and working on her autobiography which has 8 chapters completed. [September 2003]
6 On 27 Feb 2012, The Cranberries released their 6th studio album "Roses", followed by a tour of the USA, Asia and Europe. [February 2012]
7 The Cranberries returned to the stage. They started a world tour ("Reunion Tour") and plan a new album for 2011. [2009]
8 Currrently working on solo project [2006]
9 Solo album "Are You Listening?" released in June of 2007.
10 She's the richest woman in Ireland.
11 She is said to be one of Pope John Paul II's favourite singers. She has performed live for him at the Vatican twice.
12 Was asked to both act in and compose music for Titanic (1997), but refused both offers due to the birth of her son.
13 In total, The Cranberries have sold over 36,200,000 albums.
14 Collaborated with Michael Kamen who performs on three tracks released on The Cranberries, "To The Faithful Departed", album.
15 Has gone by the name Dolores Burton since her marriage to Don Burton in 1994.
16 Don Burton was Duran Duran's Stage manager. He and Dolores met when The Cranberries and Duran Duran were touring together. They married in 1994. They had a horse-drawn carriage at their wedding.
17 The Cranberries were originally called Cranberry-Saw-Us (a pun on the thanksgiving food) after the alleged last lyrics of the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields.
18 She is a good Irish-step-dancer. On occasion, she'll perform live during a concert, usually to the song Liar, which isn't on an album, but is included in the Empire Records Sdtk.
19 Swore to never get a tatoo, but did for her husband for their anniversary. It's on her arm, and has his name.
20 The family has a dog named Geena.
21 Stepson, Donny.
22 Married at Holy Cross Abbey, Tipperary, Ireland.
23 Siblings: 1 sister, 5 brothers (Dolores is the youngest).
24 Parents: Eileen & Terence O'Riordan.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Casual 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alastair Tembylton 2015 Short writer: "Zombie"
The Next Steps 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back in Time for Dinner 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine 2015 Documentary writer: "Dreams" - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Comeback TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inside Amy Schumer 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The To Do List 2013 writer: "Dreams"
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Copper 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bank Roll 2012 writer: "When You're Gone"
Not Waving But Drowning 2012 writer: "Dreams"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Generació D 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Just My Imagination"
Prom 2011 writer: "Dreams" - as Dolores Mary O'Riordan
Love & Slaps 2010 writer: "Dreams"
Broken Hearts 2010 writer: "Dreams"
X Factor 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Being Erica 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Community 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Birdemic: Shock and Terror 2010 performer: "Ordinary Day" - uncredited / writer: "Ordinary Day" - uncredited
20 to 1 2008 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Atrapats pel cap d'any 2007 TV Movie writer: "Zombie"
Cemento armato 2007 performer: "Senza fiato" / writer: "Senza fiato"
The Office 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Click 2006 performer: "Linger" 1993 / writer: "Linger" 1993 - as Dolores Mary O'Riordan
Beach Girls 2005 TV Mini-Series writer: "Dreams"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Evilenko 2004 lyrics: "Angels Go to Heaven", "No Way Out" / performer: "Angels Go to Heaven", "No Way Out"
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
When Snooker Ruled the World 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "Linger" - uncredited
Clockstoppers 2002 "Time Is Ticking Out"
Smallville 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
When Strangers Appear 2001 writer: "Dreams"
Charmed 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
You've Got Mail 1998 writer: "Dreams"
Shot Through the Heart 1998 TV Movie "Dreams"
Stars in Their Eyes 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blackrock 1997 writer: "No Need To Argue"
The Devil's Own 1997 performer: "God Be With You" / producer: "God Be With You" / writer: "God Be With You"
Party of Five 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friends 'Til the End 1997 TV Movie writer: "When You're Gone"
Lying Eyes 1996 TV Movie "Dreams", uncredited
Mission: Impossible 1996 "Dreams"
Top of the Pops 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malibu Shores 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bukow and König 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back of Beyond 1995 writer: "Dreams"
Empire Records 1995 writer: "How", "Liar"
Clueless 1995 "AWAY"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Butterfly Kiss 1995 writer: "Ridiculous Thoughts", "Away", "I Don't Need", "No Need To Argue"
Boys on the Side 1995 writer: "Dreams" - as Delores O'Rieardon
Ready to Wear 1994 writer: "Pretty Remix"
Milk Money 1994 "Dreams"
Camp Nowhere 1994 writer: "LINGER"
The Next Karate Kid 1994 writer: "Dreams"
Chungking Express 1994 writer: "Dream Person"
Aprender a volar 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio Inside 1994 writer: "Dreams"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leo Moracchioli: Zombie 2015 Short
The Cranberries: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee 2002 Video documentary short

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Click 2006 Singer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Dakota 2013

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Dakota 2013 composer: theme music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bachelorette 2015 TV Series Herself - The Cranberries
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2012 TV Series Herself
Music of Ireland: Welcome to America 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Best Hit USA 2007 TV Series Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2007 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1999-2007 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Cranberries
The Heaven and Earth Show 2007 TV Series Herself
Quelli che... il calcio 2002-2007 TV Series Herself - Performer
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The Making of Zu & Co. 2004 Video documentary short Herself
Zu & Co Live at Royal Albert Hall 2004 Video Herself
Festival di Sanremo 2004 TV Series Herself - Performer
Top of the Pops 1994-2003 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Cranberries
Live at Vicar St. 2003 Video documentary Herself - Vocals
V Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Herself
The Cranberries: The Best Videos 1992-2002 2002 Video Herself
Hyper show 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The Cranberries: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee 2002 Video documentary short Herself (as Dolores O'Riordan Burton)
The Cranberries: Beneath the Skin - Live in Paris 2001 Video Herself - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard (as Dolores O'Riordan Burton)
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 2000 Video documentary Herself (as The Cranberries)
CNN World Beat 2000 TV Series Herself
Charmed 1999 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 1999 TV Series Herself
Hard Rock Live 1999 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-1999 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Herself (as The Cranberries)
The Cranberries: When You're Gone 1996 TV Movie Herself
Pavarotti & Friends Together for the Children of Bosnia 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself - Guest Performer
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Herself (as The Cranberries)
Unplugged 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Cranberries: Ridiculous Thoughts 1995 TV Movie Herself
MTV's Most Wanted 1994 TV Series documentary Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 1994 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Cranberries: Live 1994 Video Herself
Everybody Else Is Watching This, So Why Can't We? 1994 Video documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series Herself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Capri Music Award Capri, Hollywood The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 David David di Donatello Awards Best Song (Migliore Canzone) Cemento armato (2007) · Paolo Buonvino
· Giuliano Sangiorgi


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#Quote
1 You get older and come to the conclusion that it's a great gig making music. Even if you turn into an old gnarly fart, no one cares what you look like if you write good songs. The only gig is to sing well and perform.
2 It's fun and games for a while, but then you're burned out and it's 'Can we turn it off?' But you can't and when you want to go back to normalcy, that's impossible. In 1997 we took time off and that's when Oasis broke and Princess Diana died and I was home with my baby, hating the music industry. People asked me what I thought about the Spice Girls and I was so happy to tell them I couldn't be bothered to care.
3 (on Adele) She's a voice and she's classic. Like the fact that she doesn't peel them off, 'cause all the other broads are like 'here's me bum' and whatever. I find it kind of aggravating 'cause I always think 'Just 'cause we're women, why do have to have our boobs and butt hanging out?'
4 You don't always have to have long blonde hair and big huge knockers to be nice!

#Trademark
1 Keening (Traditional Irish singing style)
2 Yodeling voice (singing)


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