Signed to Rex Records in 1967. They asked her to record under a shorter name, so she chose Dana, her teenage nickname.
In February 1969, Dana came second in the Irish National Song Contest, and the following year came first, thus becoming Ireland's representative at the Eurovision finals in Amsterdam.
In March 1970, the eighteen-year-old schoolgirl won the Eurovision Song Contest with All Kinds of Everything, a million-seller that launched an award-winning music career.
As well as pop music, she also recorded several Catholic music and prayer albums (The Rosary CD has sold a million). She's worked in the USA for the Eternal World Television Network, and performed at several World Youth Day events attended by Pope John Paul II.
From 1999 until 2004 Dana Rosemary Scallon was an MEP for Connacht-Ulster in Ireland.
In 2006 she started her own label, DS Music Productions.
Married Damien Scallon in 1978. They have four children.