Sinead O'Connor - MANDINKA Sinead O'Connor in an interview in The Tech April 12, 1988: "Mandinkas are an African tribe. They're mentioned in a book called Roots by Alex Haley, which is what the song is about. In order to understand it you must read the book."
"I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got", the second album by Sinéad O'Connor, contains her most famous single, "Nothing Compares 2 U", and was one of the best selling songs in the world in 1990, topping the charts in many countries. The album won the Grammy award for Best Alternative Music Performance, O'Connor refused to accept it. The album sold 7 million copies worldwide and has been certified 2x platinum. (Vinyl LP)