The Cranberries get first Grammy nomination for final album

Dolores O’Riordan’s mother says the singer would have been thrilled at the news

 Dolores O’Riordan performs on stage in Cognac, France, in July  2016. File photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images

Dolores O’Riordan performs on stage in Cognac, France, in July 2016. File photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images

 

The Cranberries have gotten their first Grammy nomination for their final album.

The group’s In The End is up for best rock album at the 2020 awards.

The album was released earlier this year, and features vocals recorded by lead singer Dolores O’Riordan before her death in January 2018.

O’Riordan’s mother Eileen said the singer would have been thrilled to hear the band’s final album has been nominated for their first Grammy.

Eileen O’Riordan said: “Dolores would be so happy with this, she put her heart and soul into her songs and music.

“For us as her family it’s kind of bittersweet, we’re immensely proud yet saddened that she isn’t here to witness and enjoy this, although I feel that she is in spirit.”

The Cranberries have said the album is a tribute to O’Riordan, who drowned in the bathtub of her London hotel room aged 46.

Guitarist Noel Hogan said: “We wanted to finish this album for our dear friend and band-mate Dolores.

“It’s a tribute to her, the band and our fans for the past 30 years.

“Being honoured with this Grammy nomination has made this whole process even more special.”

Drummer Fergal Lawler added: “We are extremely surprised and honoured to receive this Grammy nomination. We’re sure Dolores would be delighted.”

The album was released in April by BMG.

After its release, The Cranberries said they planned to take a “step back” before deciding whether they had a future together without O’Riordan. – PA