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Date of Birth:
August 30, 1951
Dana Rosemary Scallon is better known as Dana, Irish singer and former politician. She was born Rosemary Brown on 30 August 1951 in London, England, and raised in Derry, Northern Ireland. Her career began when, as an A-level student, she won the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest with "All Kinds of Everything", a subsequent worldwide hit and million-seller. Thirty-plus singles and thirty-plus albums later, Dana's career continues, now also as a writer and performer of Contemporary Catholic music – like "The Rosary" album, another worldwide hit and million-seller.
She surprised many with her performance in the Irish presidential election of 1997. Standing as an Independent, she came in third, beating the Labour Party candidate in the process. She answered calls to continue in politics by becoming an MEP in 1999, the first woman elected to represent the constituency of Connaught-Ulster in the European Parliament.