Dolores O'Riordan would be 'immensely proud' of Grammy nomination

The Cranberries have said late lead singer Dolores O'Riordan would have been "immensely proud" of being Grammy nominated.

Dolores O'Riordan would be 'immensely proud' of Grammy nomination

The Cranberries have said late lead singer Dolores O'Riordan would have been "immensely proud" of being Grammy nominated.

The band's album, In The End, was nominated in the Best Rock Album category yesterday.

The album is the eight and final album from the Limerick band and the first to be released after O'Riordan's death.

The iconic singer - who passed away in 2018 - had vocals feature on the album posthumously.

Reacting to the Grammy nomination, the band said on social media that they were honoured.

"We are humbly honoured with the news that our final album 'In the End' has been nominated for a 2020 Grammy in the category of Best Rock Album.

"It’s a fitting tribute to Dolores and her truly amazing talents. She would be immensely proud."

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“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.”

Guitarist Noel Hogan added: "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 thirty years. Being honoured with this Grammy nomination has made this whole process even more special."

The Cranberries will be up against Bring Me The Horizon, Cage The Elephant, I Prevail and Rival Sons in their category.

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