Limerick band The Cranberries have been shortlisted for Best Rock Album at the Grammy Awards 2020. It is their first Grammy nomination.

The Cranberries released their final album In the End earlier this year as a tribute to their late singer and friend Dolores O'Riordan. 

In the End has been nominated for a Best Rock Album Grammy alongside albums by Bring Me The Horizon, Cage The Elephant, I Prevail and Rival Sons. Should they take home the award it would be their first Grammy win.

During the making of In the End the surviving members of The Cranberries - guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, drummer Fergal Lawler - used vocal demos recorded by Dolores O'Riordan before her death in January 2018. 

The Cranberries restarted work on the album just months after her death and they released the first single from the record on the anniversary of Dolores O'Riordan's passing.  

"We wanted to finish this album for our dear friend and bandmate Dolores," said Noel Hogan.

"It's a tribute to her, the band and our fans for the past 30 years. Being honoured with this Grammy nomination has made this whole process even more special."

Dolores O'Riordan's mother Eileen O'Riordan said: "Dolores would be so happy with this; she put her heart and soul into her songs and music. 

"For us as her family it's kind of bittersweet. We're immensely proud yet saddened that she isn't here to witness and enjoy this, although I feel that she is in spirit."

Lizzo has received the most Grammy nominations for the upcoming awards with eight, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Truth Hurts, Album of the Year for Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) and Best New Artist. 

The awards take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020.

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