DANIEL O’DONNELL OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY
Daniel’s remarkable career has moved on to a new level with his success as a TV presenter, just another facet to his ever-expanding list of entertainment achievements.
He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 32-year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones.
Daniel’s latest album, “Halfway to Paradise“released in the UK & Ireland this Oct just gone, entered the UK charts at #8. This is a 3CD/60 track set plus a 16 track Vinyl LP which recaptures the popularity and fun of Daniel’s rock ‘n’ roll recordings. HALFWAY TO PARADISE also includes a ‘live in concert’ section featuring several tracks previously unreleased on CD. In August, a 10 CD box set, titled ‘Reflections’ was released. This collection has pulled together Daniel’s first 10 albums, which allows Daniel’s newest fans to obtain his early recordings at an affordable price.
And the one before that was “The Gold Collection“ released in the UK & Ireland in March. It entered the UK charts at #9, further cementing his unbroken record of chart hits. This sixty track three-CD compilation features some of Daniel’s most well-known recordings from across his entire recording career, including some duets Mary Duff, Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride.
In total, Daniel has,so far, reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with almost 40 albums and has amassed THIRTY-SEVEN Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel has also achieved eight number one hits in the UK music video/DVD charts over that period.
He makes regular appearances in the Billboard World Music Chart, received an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth, appeared on Top of the Pops, had his life celebrated on This Is Your Life, received multiple Entertainer of the Year/Person of the Year Awards in Ireland and the UK, was been inducted into the Scandinavian-America Hall of Fame for the Humanitarian Award in Minot, N.Dakota only last year and won the prestigious IBAM Award in Chicago in 2017 - to mention but a few of his many accolades.
On-screen, Daniel enjoyed recording the reality TV series called ‘Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip’ for the third successive year in Ireland and for the first time took a unique 1000 mile road trip deep through the Mid-West of America in an RV which again has been recorded for TV.
Other TV programmes were ‘Room to Improve’, Daniel’s “Opry Le Daniel” TV series of 14 programmes, the ‘Irish Country TV Awards’ live, the ‘Late, Late Country Special (on which the cream of Irish Country paid tribute to the late great Big Tom), and countless other TV shows in Ireland and the UK. He also appeared on ‘Keep It Country’ on Sky TV and made his acting debut on the Irish TV soap ‘Rosna Run’.
All this current TV success has seen Daniel’s career on the small screen blossom since he took on the daunting task of being a contestant in the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing, one of the BBC’s top-rated shows and one of Daniel’s all-time favourite TV shows.
Daniel’s concerts around the world sell out on a regular basis and after more than 30 years in the spotlight, as an engaging entertainer, he is still in love with performing and with audiences the world over.
His ‘White Christmas’ spectacular show, staged in the iconic and luxurious Dublin Convention Centre, Dublin in December 2016, sold out in 20 minutes and a third show added sold out in less than two days. Daniel took this spectacular show to Branson, USA just last November, where he performed20 shows at The Welk Theatre.
2018, and 2019 (thus far), has seen Daniel doing more globe-trotting than ever, with tours in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka and Alaska, as well as countless concert and TV appearances in his homeland.
There is no doubt but that Daniel intends to continue touring around the globe with his unique, life affirming shows of music, song and laughter, for a long time to come. You can catch him in the UK this October at one of the following venues.