Ryan Adams married the singer-actress Mandy Moore in 2009. When asked by UK newspaper The Guardian how much of Ashes & Fire is about his wife, he said it isn't all autobiographical, but coyly admitted this poignant ballad's beautiful line "When I met you the clouds inside me parted" is "not unrelatable."
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.