Daniel O'Donnell

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Daniel Francis Noel O'Donnell (born 12 December 1961) is an Irish singer, television presenter and philanthropist. After rising to public attention in 1983 he has since become a household name in Ireland and Britain; he has also had considerable success in the US and Australia. In 2012, he became the first artist to have a different album in the British charts every year for 25 consecutive years.

Known for his close relationship with his fanbase, and his charismatic and engaging stage presence, O'Donnell's music has been described as a mix of country and Irish folk, and he has sold over ten million records to date. He is widely considered a "cultural icon" in Ireland, and is often parodied in the media. Affectionately known as "Wee Daniel", O'Donnell is a prominent ambassador for his home county of Donegal.

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  12. ^ "Jim McGuinness and Daniel O'Donnell singalong". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. Donegal's greatest ambassador Daniel O'Donnell made a special trip home for the event and played a number of songs for the fans. 
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  15. ^ Keys, Colm (28 August 2012). "Donegal stand united in rise from the ashes: McGuinness evolution based around brains as well as brawn". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 28 August 2012. If the sea cliffs of Bunglass, just a few solid belts of an O'Neills size five away from where McHugh grew up in Kilcar, were transformed into the county's Mount Rushmore, Daniel's image would surely take pride of place. 
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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Christmas With Daniel Daniel O'Donnell 1
1998 Love, Hope and Faith Daniel O'Donnell 1
2002 Faith & Inspiration Daniel O'Donnell 1
2002 Yesterday's Memories Daniel O'Donnell 1
2003 At the End of the Day Daniel O'Donnell 1
2006 The Christmas Album Daniel O'Donnell 1
2006 Until The Next Time Daniel O'Donnell 1
2006 From Daniel With Love Daniel O'Donnell 1
2007 Together Again Daniel O'Donnell & Mary Duff 1
2008 Country Boy Daniel O'Donnell 1
2009 Hope and Praise Daniel O'Donnell 1
2009 Peace in the Valley Daniel O'Donnell 1
2011 The Ultimate Collection Daniel O'Donnell 1
Dreaming Daniel O'Donnell 1
Favourites Daniel O'Donnell 1
Follow Your Dream Daniel O'Donnell 1
Heartbreakers Daniel O'Donnell 1
I Believe Daniel O'Donnell 1
Irish Collection Daniel O'Donnell 1
Live, Laugh, Love Daniel O'Donnell 1
Songs of Inspiration Daniel O'Donnell 1
The Jukebox Years Daniel O'Donnell 1
Timeless Daniel O'Donnell & Mary Duff 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 From the Heart Daniel O'Donnell 1
2003 Greatest Hits Daniel O'Donnell 1
2003 Daniel in Blue Jeans Daniel O'Donnell 1
2004 Welcome to My World: 23 Classics From the Jim Reeves Songbook Daniel O'Donnell 1
2005 Teenage Dreams Daniel O'Donnell 1
Love Songs Daniel O'Donnell 1
The Very Best of Daniel O'Donnell Daniel O'Donnell 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Secret Love Daniel O'Donnell & Mary Duff 1
1999 The Way Dreams Are Daniel O'Donnell 1
1999 A Christmas Kiss Daniel O'Donnell 1

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