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IT'S ALIVE: Sinéad O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"

It's Alive briefly devotes the airwaves to live music everyday at 1pm. Tune in today hear this performance and more live tracks!

Sinéad O'Connor was born on this day in 1966 in Dublin, Ireland. The singer, songwriter, and activist achieved critical and international success with the release of her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. She followed her remarkable introduction with her most successful release, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, featuring the unforgettable Prince composed "Nothing Compares 2 U". She continued a successful music career, using her influence to highlight various human rights issues throughout her life.

This video finds O'Connor at the height of her success, performing "Nothing Compares 2 U" with the audience in the palm of her hand.

Otis is the late morning host on WFPK. Email Otis at ojunior@lpm.org

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