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Sinéad O'Connor Wears Black Wig, Looks Unrecognizable on New Album Cover

06/03/2014 at 05:49 PM ET

Sinéad O’Connor has come a long way from wearing the ripped jeans and combat boots she was known for in the ’80s and ’90s. The singer, 47, is getting ready to release her 10th studio album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss, and judging by the cover art, she’s been taking style notes straight out of the Britney book.

Sinead O'Connor album coverDonal Moloney

Clad in a black second-skin leather dress (which completely covers her large Jesus torso tattoo), O’Connor wears a banged wig and dramatic smoky eye as she clutches a guitar in the photo. Maybe this album marks an alter-ego of sorts for the outspoken Irish star, whose past covers have been very raw and emotional.

Sinead O'Connor Eric Charbonneau/WireImage

The singer turned to her website to share the inspiration behind the name of her latest record. “Just a note to explain the title of my forthcoming album IS taken from Sheryl Sandberg’s Ban Bossy campaign,” she wrote. “Originally I had a different title, The Vishnu Room, but a few months back when I saw the phrase ‘I’m not bossy, I’m the boss’ and became aware of the Ban Bossy campaign, I wished I could re-name the album, since indeed it can be tricky being a female boss and I think Sheryl’s campaign is a terribly important one.”


I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss will be released Aug. 12. Are you excited for her new music? What do you think of her new look?


–Brittany Talarico

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Larna on

Wow. Good for her. She’s always had a beautiful face.

Cynthia Leon on

I think she looks awesome.

Lynn Sweet on

WOW. The lady looks great and has been working!!

Lynn Sweet on

Your English grammar is just horrific people. Go back to High School…..

Sandra Brown on

Sinead has always been beautiful, crazy, but beautiful none the less.

Mamagirl31 on

She looks better than she did in the 90’s!! Good for you Sinead!!!

suzy diamond on

Yeah, right! It involves a wig and a WHOLE lot of airbrushing and makeup! Gimme a break! This is nothing more than a “glamor shot” from the old days where any one of us could have looked just as good!

Tweety on

WHOA

Megan on

Wow, this is a MAJOR photoshop transformation !!!

DI on

What an improvement!

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