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"It's a fitting tribute" - The Cranberries respond to Grammy nomination

By Sarah Finnan

November 21, 2019 at 10:05am

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Irish band amongst the Grammy nominees this year.

Beloved Limerick band The Cranberries have been nominated for their first-ever Grammy Award.

Competing in the category for Best Rock Album, the band’s In the End album is in the running for the prestigious award.

Nominees were announced on Wednesday, but the winners won’t be announced until the annual awards show on January 26th, 2020.

Their final album, it was released earlier this year in memory of the late great Dolores O’Riordan.

Reacting to the news The Cranberries took to Twitter to say: “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.”

Other nominees in the category include Bring Me The Horizon, Cage The Elephant, I Prevail and Rival Sons.

Also, on course to become the first Irish band to reach a billion views on YouTube, their song Zombie has over 970 million views. Uploaded to the website in 2009, it’s hoped that the video will surpass the one billion mark before Christmas of this year.

Tributes have poured in for the singer since her passing, amongst them a street mural in her hometown of Limerick.

Immortalised in “stylish graffiti”, the multicoloured portrait is beautiful and poignant in equal measures.

(Header image: The Cranberries Instagram page)

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