Daniel O’Donnell

Daniel O’Donnell’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.

The Donegal-based singer, who is one of the most prolific and successful recording artists in the UK charts, is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 35-year span, and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna, to U2 and the Rolling Stones.

Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA & Canada back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special, “The Daniel O’Donnell Show.” That began a special relationship between Daniel and PBS that has now lasted some 20 years.  Since that first airing, Daniel has had fifteen more specials, with “Daniel O’Donnell & Special Guests” being his record breaking sixteenth, which was filmed at the Millennium Forum in Derry.

Daniel has always had very high viewership ratings in pledge drives across the USA for public service television, and as a result of this and his many other activities in America, his popularity there has grown substantially over the years. 

It is Daniel’s belief that fans, throughout his time on PBS, have brought him to where he is today, standing beside him making his career a success (as did fans in the UK & Ireland before that), and he will be forever grateful to each and every one of them.

He also continues to be recognized for both his achievements on stage and for his charitable work, most recent awards being:

New York in 2020, were he received the NY Donegal Person Of The Year Award.

Minot, N.Dakota in 2018, where he has been inducted into the Scandinavian-America Hall of Fame & received the Humanitarian award.

Chicago in 2017, where he won the prestigious IBAM award in Chicago.  These international awards are presented annually at the Irish-American Heritage Centre in Chicago in a celebration of IrishBooks, Arts and Music.

As he looks back on his legendary recording and touring career, Daniel can appreciate the pleasure he has brought millions of his adoring fans, his selfless philanthropy, and receiving his Honorary MBE for services to the music industry and charity.

There is no doubt 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. 

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