On April 28, 1990, 'I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got' hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Nothing Compares 2 U" continued atop the Hot 100.
Sinéad O'Connor had made inroads with her debut 1988 LP The Lion and the Cobra, which reached No. 36 on the Billboard 200. Two years later, however, second album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got propelled the Irish singer-songwriter, then 23, to pop culture ubiquity. It also offered a clearer picture of a personality unwilling to compromise on political and societal beliefs with which she disagreed.
Led by her sophomore set's first single, the ethereal Prince-written "Nothing Compares 2 U," the album topped the Billboard 200 dated April 28 for the first of six weeks and would go on to win a Grammy Award for best alternative music performance in 1991. The track had begun a four-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 a week earlier. (In 2015, O'Connor announced that she would stop performing "Nothing" in concert, explaining on Facebook that she could no longer "bring some emotion to it.")