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Birth nameEithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin
Born (1961-05-17) 17 May 1961 (age 63)
Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
  • Singer
  • Composer
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • percussion
Years active1980–present

Enya (born Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin on 17 May 1961 in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland) is an Irish singer and composer. She became most well-known following the release of her song Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) on her breakthrough album Watermark (1988).

She has also won numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards and seven World Music Awards . Her vocal range across her career spans around four octaves; her vocal type is considered a light mezzo-soprano.

She grew up speaking the Irish language, and began to learn English once she attended primary school.

Her first works were soundtracks for The Frog Prince movie by David Puttman and The Celts documentary by BBC.

Enya is very popular and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her best selling album is A Day Without Rain (2000).[3]

Albums[change | change source]

Enya has recorded the following albums:[4]

  • Enya (1987)
  • Watermark (1988)
  • Shepherd Moons (1991)
  • The Celts (1992)
  • The Memory of Trees (1995)
  • Paint the Sky With Stars (1997)
  • A Day Without Rain (2000)
  • Amarantine (2005)
  • And Winter Came (2008)
  • Dark Sky Island (2015)

She has also recorded music for the following movie soundtracks:[4]

  • The Frog Prince (1985)
  • The Celts (1987)
  • Far And Away (1992)
  • Toys (1992)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tobin, Lee. "About Enya". Enya.com. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  2. Thomas, Stephen (17 May 1961). "Enya". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  3. "Enya Career Facts". enya.sk. Retrieved 7 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Enya.com Discography". discography.enya.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2010.