Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of hit Irish rock band The Cranberries, passed away on Monday at the age of 46. The Cranberries are most-famous for songs such as “Linger”, “Zombie”, “Ridiculous Thoughts”, “Dreams” and more. Their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, was an international success, topping the charts in Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as reaching the number 18 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 list. O’Riordan released her first solo album Are You Listening? in May 2007, which number two on the Italian Album Chart.
In 1995, O’Riordan spoke with The Rolling Stone and told them that she had been singing since she was a little girl. “My mom always had a softer spot for boys, as a lot of Irish women do,” she said. “If you were a girl, you’d have to sing or wear a pretty dress. But boys could just sit there and be brilliant for sitting there and being boys. It makes you that little bit more forward. Pushy. I was singing, always.”
O’Riordan joined the band The Cranberries Saw Us in 1990 after responding to an ad. She was hired after auditioning a rough version of the song Linger. With O’Riordan at the helm, The Cranberries have achieved tremendous mainstream success, both critically and financially. But after 30 years amazing the world with her sound and songs, how much has she earned over the years…
Dolores O’Riordan Net Worth as of 2019: $25 Million
O’Riordan has an estimated net worth of $25 million. She has earned her money releasing albums and touring the world as the frontwoman of The Cranberries. The band was nominated for many awards during the height of their mainstream success. The band’s second album, No Need to Argue, won for Best Selling Album (foreign or domestic) at the 1996 Juno Awards. The album’s lead single “Zombie” earned the title of Best Song at the 1995 MTV Europe Awards. No Need to Argue is The Cranberries’ best selling album, selling roughly 17 million records worldwide.
Let’s take a look at Dolores O’Riordan’s road to riches…
1990 – Present
Dolores O’Riordan stood out from the pack as part of The Cranberries, with her lilting mezzo-soprano voice and strong Irish accent. The band has released hit after hit, selling over 40 million records worldwide. Their first album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? got the band noticed, but the second album No Need to Argue is what catapulted The Cranberries into rock ‘n’ roll superstardom. That album has gone multi-time platinum worldwide (including 7 times platinum in the U.S.), selling an estimated 17 million albums across the globe.
In total, The Cranberries have released seven studio albums. Their most recent album, Something Else, was released on April 28, 2017. The album was released to mostly positive reviews from critics. Something Else was rated 4 out of 5 stars by AllMusic and 3.5 stars by Knoxville News Sentinel. O’Riordan has also had a fairly successful solo career, releasing two studio albums Are You Listening? (2007) and No Baggage (2009).
On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Irish rock star unexpectedly died inside the Mayfair hotel London Hilton on Park Lane.
Cranberries release new Dolores O’Riordan song on the anniversary of her death.