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"The Cranberries" is an Irish rock band formed in Limerick, Ireland, in 1989. initially took shape as The Cranberry Saw Us, featuring Niall Quinn as lead singer, alongside guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler. However, the band's trajectory shifted dramatically when Dolores O'Riordan assumed the role of lead vocalist in 1990, prompting a name change to The Cranberries. Embracing a diverse range of influences, from alternative and indie rock to dream pop and folk, they crafted a distinctive sound that resonated with audiences worldwide.

Upon signing with Island Records in 1991, The Cranberries soared to prominence with their debut album, "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" (1993), which achieved commercial success. Their sophomore release, "No Need to Argue" (1994), catapulted them to international fame, buoyed by the anthemic single "Zombie," which remains an enduring emblem of their musical legacy. Subsequent albums like "To the Faithful Departed" (1996) and "Bury the Hatchet" (1999) further solidified their position in the alternative rock pantheon.

However, the band faced challenges with their label, MCA Records, following the release of "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (2001), leading to a hiatus from 2003 to 2009. Despite this hiatus, they regrouped for a triumphant return with a North American tour, followed by performances across Latin America and Europe. "Roses" (2012) marked their sixth studio album, showcasing an evolution in their musical style, while "Something Else" (2017) offered a captivating acoustic reinterpretation of their classic hits.

Tragically, the band experienced a profound loss with the untimely passing of Dolores O'Riordan in 2018. Noel Hogan confirmed the band's decision to disband, marking the end of an era. Nevertheless, their legacy endures, with the release of their acclaimed final album, "In the End" (2019), serving as a poignant tribute to O'Riordan's indelible contribution to music.

The Cranberries' impact transcends mere commercial success, as evidenced by their numerous accolades, including an Ivor Novello Award, a Juno Award, and a MTV Europe Music Award. Moreover, their music video for "Zombie" stands as a testament to their cultural significance, propelling them to the milestone of being the first Irish band to amass one billion views on YouTube, solidifying their place in music history. Browse A to Z all The Cranberries Lyrics, songs, and albums below.