“Annie Lennox Ends Powerful Sinéad O’Connor Grammys Tribute with Call for a Ceasefire”.

Throughout her life, Sinéad O’Connor became known for her activism and speaking out on political and social issues she was passionate about as well as her successful music career.

So many Grammy viewers felt it was fitting that Annie Lennox ended her tribute to the Nothing Compares 2 U singer at this year’s ceremony with a call for ceasefire in the Middle East.

As part of the In Memoriam portion of this year’s Grammys, Annie performed an emotional cover of Sinéad’s signature hit, complete with eye makeup that paid homage to the song’s iconic music video.

Sinéad O'Connor performs in 2020Sinéad O’Connor performs in 2020

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After his performance, the former Eurythmics vocalist stated: “Artists who support the ceasefire. Peace in the world.”

While many viewers felt that Sinéad would be proud of Annie for speaking out, others pointed out that the No More I Love Yous star was the first to address the ongoing conflict during this year’s awards season:

Annie Lennox ends “Nothing Compares 2 U” with “Artists for a ceasefire! Peace!” is the most Sinead tribute possible

— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 5, 2024

Annie Lennox makes Sinead proud in every way.

— samantha roomba (@samcorb) February 5, 2024

Annie channeled Sinead there – Sinead would never let you pretend this evening was allowed to exist without politics. The call for “artists for a ceasefire” is right at the end

— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) February 5, 2024

damn yes annie lennox calls ceasefire after singing in honor of sinead. the perfect way to honor his memory.

— character actress georgie rae (@georgie_rae_) February 5, 2024

Annie Lennox was the first person in awards season to call a truce on TV

— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObvously) February 5, 2024

I believe Annie Lennox was the first person to say something about Israel/Palestine at an awards show this season. Am I right? #Grammys

— Feeling Away (@annkpowers) February 5, 2024

This year’s Grammys “In Memoriam” tribute also included performances from Stevie Wonder, Jon Batiste and Fantasia Barrino, paying tribute to Tony Bennett, Clarence Avant and Tina Turner, who all died in the last 12 months.

Sinéad O’Connor died in July 2023 at the age of 56, after being found unconscious at her home in London.

Last month, a spokesperson for Southwark Coroner’s Court confirmed that the Irish artist had died of natural causes.

Sinéad is a seven-time Grammy nominee, including a win in 1991 for her breakthrough album I Don’t Want What I Haven’t Got.

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