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Enya

Enya in 2001.
Background information
Birth name Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin
Also known as 'The Invisible Star' [1][2]
'The Silver Lady'[3]
Born May 17, 1961 (1961-05-17) (age 46) Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
Genre(s) Instrumental
New Age
'Enya'
Occupation(s) Singer, instrumentalist, composer, producer
Years active 1982 - present
Label(s) Warner Music
Associated acts Clannad, Moya Brennan, Brídín Brennan
Website www.enya.com

Enya (born Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin[4] on 17 May 1961, Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland), sometimes presented in the media as Enya Brennan, is an Irish singer and songwriter. She is Ireland's best-selling solo artist and is officially the country's second biggest musical export (second only to U2).[5] Her works have earned her four Grammy Awards and an Academy Award nomination and is also famous for performing in 10 different languages during her lengthy career. Enya is an approximate transcription of how Eithne is pronounced in her native Irish, in the Donegal dialect.[6] Ñ and ñ in Arial and Times New Roman, with an example word from Panare Ñ is a letter of the modern Roman alphabet formed by an N with a diacritical tilde. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference B847228 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal South West Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   1,388  1,253 Website: http://www. ... Statistics Province: Ulster Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ... New Age music is a style of music originally associated with some New Age beliefs. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Warner Music Group is one of the Big Four record labels. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ... Máire Ní Bhraonáin, pronounced better known as Máire Brennan or Moya Brennan (born August 4, 1952, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland), is a Grammy Award-nominated[2] Celtic folk singer and the first lady of Celtic music. ... Brídín Brennan (born Brídín Ní Bhraonáin) is an Irish pop singer from Gweedore, County Donegal. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 55. ... Statistics Province: Ulster Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Transcription is the conversion into written, typewritten or printed form, of a spoken language source, such as the proceedings of a court hearing. ... Ulster Irish is the dialect of the Irish language spoken in the province of Ulster. ...

Contents

Biography

Musical upbringing and Clannad

Enya was born in Gweedore / Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland in 1961 to a musical family, the sixth of nine children. [7] Her grandparents were in a band that played throughout Ireland, her father was the leader of the Slieve Foy Band before opening a pub, and her mother played in a dance band and later taught music at the Gweedore Comprehensive School. Enya has four brothers and four sisters, several of whom formed the band An Clann As Dobhar in 1968. They renamed the band Clannad in the 1970s. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 55. ... Statistics Province: Ulster Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair (or Gweedore Community School) is an all Irish-speaking secondary school in Gweedore, Co Donegal. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ...

Enya (front row, right) on the cover of Clannad's 1981 album "Fuaim".

In 1980, Enya worked with Clannad, the band composed of her siblings Máire (Moya), Pól, and Ciarán and twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan. Enya played the keyboard and provided backing vocals on their album Crann Úll (1980), although she was not officially a member of the group until the 1981 release Fuaim, when she appeared on the cover. In 1982, shortly before Clannad became famous for "Theme From Harry's Game," producer and manager Nicky Ryan left the group and Enya joined him to start her own solo career. Enya then formed her own recording studio, named "Aigle", which is French for "Eagle". Image File history File links Download high resolution version (671x800, 68 KB) Summary This is an album cover for Clannads 1980 album Fuaim, it comes from Clannad. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (671x800, 68 KB) Summary This is an album cover for Clannads 1980 album Fuaim, it comes from Clannad. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ... Máire Ní Bhraonáin, better known as Máire Brennan (born August 4, 1952, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland), is a Celtic folk singer, best known for her work with the band Clannad. ... Pól Brennan. ... Ciarán Brennan (1956-)(born Ciarán Ó Bhraonáin) is an Irish singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist from Gweedore, Co Donegal. ... Noel and Pádraig Duggan. ... Noel and Pádraig Duggan. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Crann Úll is the fifth album by Irish folk group Clannad released in 1980. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Fuaim is the sixth album by Irish folk group Clannad. ... Theme from Harrys Game or just Harrys Game is a hit song by Irish group Clannad, written by members Ciarán and Pól Brennan. ...


Solo career

Enya recorded two solo instrumental songs called "An Ghaoth Ón Ghrian" ("The Solar Wind") and "Miss Clare Remembers" that were released on the 1983 album Touch Travel. She was first credited as Enya (as opposed to Eithne) for writing some of the music for the 1984 movie The Frog Prince, which was released on a soundtrack album of the same title. Another early appearance on record followed in 1987, where Enya provided spoken (not sung) vocals on Sinéad O'Connor's debut album, The Lion and the Cobra. The title of the album is a partial English translation of Enya's Gaelic reading of Psalms 91:11-13 on the song "Never Get Old". The Frog Prince is a British motion picture directed by Brian Gilbert, released in 1984. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (IPA: [1]) (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... The Lion and the Cobra is the 1987 debut album by Irish singer Sinéad OConnor. ... Psalms (from the Greek: Psalmoi) (originally meaning songs sung to a harp, from psallein play on a stringed instrument, Ψαλμοί; Hebrew: Tehilim, תהילים, or praises) is a book of the Hebrew Bible, Tanakh or Old Testament. ...


Enya was contracted to provide music for the soundtrack of the 1986 BBC television documentary The Celts. The music she produced was featured on her first solo album, Enya (1987), but it attracted little attention at the time. The B-Side single "Eclipse" is actually a reversed and modified version of Enya's song "Deireadh An Tuath", from this 1987 album Enya.[8] The song "Boadicea", also from this album, would later be sampled by The Fugees on their single "Ready or Not" (1996), causing a brief stir because the group neither sought permission from Enya nor gave her credit initially, and by Mario Winans, who did give her credit (the Winans track, "I Don't Wanna Know" which features a rap by P. Diddy and is officially credited to all three artists, became Enya's highest charting single in the US, when it peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 in 2004).[7] For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A television documentary is a documentary or a series of documentaries that are meant to be broadcasted on television. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Enya (later re-released as The Celts) is the first album by Irish singer Enya, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... Mario Winans is an R&B and gospel music producer, writer, and singer. ... Rap redirects here. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


International breakthrough

Enya achieved a breakthrough in her career in 1988 with the album Watermark, which featured the hit song "Orinoco Flow" (sometimes known as "Sail Away"). "Orinoco Flow", featuring Jay Tyree, reported to be named after Orinoco Studios (now Miloco Studios), where it was conceived, topped the charts in the United Kingdom, and the album sold eight million copies.[7] Watermark is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... This article is about the Enya single. ... Miloco Studios are a leading independent group of recording studios based in London, England. ...


Three years later, she followed with another hit album, Shepherd Moons, which sold ten million copies and earned Enya her first Grammy Award. The songs "On Your Shore" and "Exile" (from Watermark) and "Epona" (from Enya) were featured in the 1991 film L.A. Story. "Ebudae" was also featured on the soundtrack to the Robin Williams film Toys, while the 1990 film Green Card had "River", "Watermark", and "Storms In Africa".[9] "Book Of Days" was featured prominently in the movie Far and Away, with an English-lyric version created for the film then replacing the old Gaelic-language version on all pressings of the Shepherd Moons album from 1993 onwards. Shepherd Moons is an album by Irish musician Enya, 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... L.A. Story is a 1991 movie directed by Mick Jackson and written by Steve Martin. ... This article is about the American actor and comedian; for other people named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Toys is a 1992 surreal black comedy film directed by Barry Levinson. ... Green Card is a 1990 romantic comedy directed by Peter Weir. ... A illuminated page from the Très Riches Heures showing the day for exchanging gifts from the month of January A Book of Hours is the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated manuscript. ... DVD cover Far and Away is a 1992 drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. ...


In 1992, a re-mastered version of the Enya album was released as The Celts including a longer, modified version of "Portrait", which was re-named as "Portrait (Out of the Blue)". Four years after Shepherd Moons, she released the Grammy-winning The Memory of Trees (1995). Singles released from the album were "Anywhere Is" and "On My Way Home". The Celts is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... The Memory of Trees is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ...

Enya in the video for the hit song, The Celts from 1992.

In 1997, Enya released her greatest hits collection, Paint The Sky With Stars: The Best of Enya, which featured two new songs: "Paint the Sky With Stars" and "Only If..."; "Only If..." later became a single. ("Only If You Want To", is an early version of "Only If...". It appears on a promotional Japanese CD called, The Best of Enya, and does not include the French lyrics.[10]) She was offered the chance to compose the score for James Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, but declined. The eventual choice of Norwegian vocalist Sissel Kyrkjebø, whose style is similar to Enya's, resulted in work that some sources erroneously credited to Enya, although in interviews, the songs were officially credited as the sound of Clannad. A 1989 recording of Enya singing an Irish Language version of "Silent Night" ("Oíche Chiúin") has been reissued many times over the years, including The Christmas EP (which otherwise contained several non-holiday related previously issued recordings by Enya) and the 1997 edition of the charity album A Very Special Christmas. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Paint The Sky With Stars is a music album by Irish musician Enya. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Titanic is a 1997 American romance film directed, written, produced and edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ... A Very Special Christmas is a series of compilation albums of Christmas music. ...


Return and 'A Day Without Rain'

Following a five-year break, she released the Grammy winning A Day Without Rain in 2000 featuring 37 minutes of new material (34 minutes on the US version). The album is Enya's most successful to date, peaking at #2 on the US Billboard Album charts. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, her song "Only Time" (from A Day Without Rain) was used as a backdrop in many radio and TV reports about the attacks. She initially frowned upon this use, especially when many bootlegged versions of "Only Time" mixed with sound effects from the attack began to appear. A Day Without Rain is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


Enya eventually agreed to release a special edition of the song with funds going to the families of victims. Many Enya fans, however, are resentful that her music has been linked with the attacks; an example of this occurred on a 2002 appearance on CNN's Larry King Live when images of battle in Afghanistan were shown on screen as she performed "May It Be," a song with little war connection. The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ... May It Be is the title of a song by Irish singer Enya. ...


Enya is self-admittedly a slow worker when it comes to composing music.[11] As a result, fans have had to wait as long as five years between albums. A new song called "Sumiregusa" ("Wild Violet") was set to words from a Japanese poem Roma Ryan had written. In September 2004, the song was unveiled in Japan as part of an advertising campaign for Panasonic. In announcing the new recording, Warner Music Japan stated that Enya's next album was scheduled for release (in Japan at least) in mid-November. Enya issued a press release on her official Web site on 19 September stating that this was a mistake and no new album was immediately forthcoming. Panasonic is an international brand name for Japanese electric products manufacturer Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... Warner Bros. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recent activity

In November of 2005, a new album, entitled Amarantine, was released. It won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album for 2007, Enya's fourth. Amarantine is an album by Irish musician Enya. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ...


In 2006, Enya released several Christmas-themed CDs with newly recorded material. On October 10, 2006, Sounds of the Season was released containing six songs: the previously released "Oíche Chiúin" (a.k.a. "Silent Night") and "Amid the Falling Snow", new recordings of the standards "Adeste Fideles" (a.k.a. "Oh Come All Ye Faithful") and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" as well as two original songs, "Christmas Secrets" and "The Magic of the Night". This CD was released only in the United States in an exclusive partnership with the NBC television network and the Target department store chain. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Sounds of the Season is a Christmas Extended Play by Irish musician Enya. ... Autograph of the carol by Gruber Silent Night (Stille Nacht) is a traditional and popular Christmas carol. ... Sex and the City episode, see Oh Come All Ye Faithful (SATC episode). ... We Wish You a Merry Christmas is a popular secular 16th century English carol from West Country of England. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ...

Enya in the Anywhere Is video from 1995.

Enya was awarded the World's Best-Selling Irish Act award at the World Music Awards in London on 19 November 2006. The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In late November, two new editions of Amarantine were released. In North America, it was reissued as Amarantine - Special Christmas Edition with a second disc containing the four new Christmas songs previously issued on Sounds of the Season (the original album already had "Amid the Falling Snow" while "Oíche Chiúin" is a recording dating back to 1988, which had already been featured on numerous collections). The UK received a deluxe version of this release (Amarantine - The UK Special Edition) which also included three postcards and a copy of Roma Ryan's book Water Shows the Hidden Heart which is referenced on the original album. Canadian fans could choose from the Special Christmas Edition of Amarantine, or an EP entitled Christmas Secrets, which only contained the four new songs.


Coinciding with these releases was the re-launch of Enya's official website on November 2, 2006. On November 16, 2006, Enya mentioned on ITV1's that she was working on a new album. A month later, in a Japanese interview Enya said that the album would be a complete Christmas album and would be released in 2007[citation needed] which led to widespread fan speculation, such as on the official enya.com forum; ultimately, no release occurred at that time.


By mid-2007, Enya claimed to have sold 70 million albums. An American businessperson has coined the phrase "enyanomics" to explain Enya's ability to sell millions of records without giving any live performances. [12]


On June 29, 2007, Enya received an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway. The ceremony for six total recipients (Enya as one recipient) was held at noon. [13] Shortly after, on July 10, 2007, (date also stated at Enya's official website under News) Enya received a second honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster. [14] [15] An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway) (Irish Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh or OÉ, Gaillimh) can trace its existence to 1845 as Queens College, Galway and was known until recently as University College, Galway (UCG) (Irish: Coláiste na hOllscoile, Gaillimh or COG). ... The University of Ulster (UU) is a multi-centre university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest single university on the island of Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland. ...


Musical style and other projects

Much of her music shows influence of some Irish music and classical music.


As a musical group, Enya represents a partnership between three people: Enya herself, who composes and performs the music; Nicky Ryan, who produces the albums, and Roma Ryan, who writes the lyrics in various languages.[7] Enya performs all percussion, instruments, and vocals in her pieces unless specified.[7] Although there are certain pieces where acoustic instruments are featured, almost all sounds of her pieces are created by a synthesizer, specifically the Roland D-50.[citation needed] Her trademark sound is achieved by layering her voice as much as eighty times.[16] She has stated in an interview that she has once dubbed her voice to about five hundred times. The vocals are each performed individually, and is layered together to form a virtual choir, although all the voices are Enya herself. (In Cursum Perficio of the album Watermark, Enya reaches a C an octave below middle C. Later in the piece, she sings a high A-flat above the treble clef. She can be classified as a mezzo-soprano.) Nicky Ryan (born in Dublin, Ireland) is a music producer and manager for the musician Enya. ... Roma Ryan is a writer, poetess and lyricist, currently living in a home in Artane, north Dublin, Ireland, which she and her husband Nicky share with the musician Enya. ... Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Roland D50 is a polyphonic 61-key synthesizer by Roland. ... For other uses, see Octave (disambiguation). ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that...


On her latest album, Amarantine, Enya sings in Japanese and Loxian, a language invented by Roma Ryan.[7] While most of her songs are sung in English, a number of Enya's songs are sung entirely in Irish or Latin. Enya has also sung songs written entirely or partially in Welsh, Spanish, French, and even languages created by J. R. R. Tolkien. Enya has performed songs relating to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, including 1991's "Lothlórien" (instrumental), 2001's "May It Be" (sung in English and Quenya), and "Aníron" (in Sindarin)—the last two which she composed appearing on the soundtrack of Peter Jackson's movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Loxian is an artistic language and alphabet created by writer and lyricist Roma Ryan for Enyas 2005 album Amarantine. ... Roma Ryan is a writer, poetess and lyricist, currently living in a home in Artane, north Dublin, Ireland, which she and her husband Nicky share with the musician Enya. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The languages of Middle-earth are artificial languages invented by J. R. R. Tolkien and used in his books about Middle-earth, including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... This article is about the novel. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, two places are known as Lórien, both exceptionally beautiful. ... May It Be is the title of a song by Irish singer Enya. ... Quenya is one of the fictional languages spoken by the Elves (the Quendi) the ones who speak. The first-found children of Ilúvatar, in the fantasy works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... For other persons named Peter Jackson, see Peter Jackson (disambiguation). ...

A screenshot of Enya in her "Only Time" music video.

Enya has given several live performances on various television shows, events and ceremonies (her most recent appearance was in Gaoth Dobhair in the summer of 2005, which coincided with a tribute event to the Brennan family that took place in Letterkenny), but she has yet to do a concert. She has said, though, that she would love to do it someday, and would consider it a great challenge. Only Time is a song by Irish singer Enya, it was first released in 2000, the release of this single coincided with the release of the album A Day Without Rain. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 55. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ...


Although her Grammys were for "Best New Age Album", Enya does not personally classify her music as belonging to the New Age genre. When asked what genre she would classify her music as belonging to, she would reply, "Enya".[7] New Age music is a style of music originally associated with some New Age beliefs. ... A genre [], (French: kind or sort from Greek: γένος (genos)) is a loose set of criteria for a category of literary composition; the term is also used for any other form of art or utterance. ...


Selected discography

For a full listing of albums, singles and chart positions see Enya discography.

Since launching her solo career in the mid-1980s, Enya has recorded some of the most popular albums ever released by an Irish singer. ...

Albums

Title + US Chart Positions

  1. Enya (1987) 1m sales
  2. Watermark US#25 (1988) 10m sales[17]
  3. Shepherd Moons US#17 (1991) 11m sales[17]
  4. The Celts (1992) 6.7m sales[17]
  5. The Memory of Trees US#9 (1995) 9.8m sales[17]
  6. Paint the Sky with Stars US#30 (1997) 10m sales [18]
  7. A Day Without Rain US#2 (2000) 15m sales[17]
  8. Amarantine US#6 (2005; expanded edition released 2006) 6.2m sales[17]

Enya (later re-released as The Celts) is the first album by Irish singer Enya, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Watermark is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Shepherd Moons is an album by Irish musician Enya, 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... The Celts is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... The Memory of Trees is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Paint The Sky With Stars is a music album by Irish musician Enya. ... A Day Without Rain is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Amarantine is an album by Irish musician Enya. ...

DVD releases

In 2000, Warner Music released Enya: The Video Collection on DVD in Europe, South Africa and Asia, collecting all her videos from "Orinoco Flow" up to and including "Wild Child", except for the video from "Book of Days", which was replaced by a live TV performance due to licensing complications relating to the video's use of footage from the film Far and Away. This release was a successor to an earlier collection of videos entitled Moonshadows, which was released on VHS and laserdisc in 1992. The DVD release also included interviews and features on the making of two videos. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... DVD cover Far and Away is a 1992 drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ...


A North American (Region 1) release of the Video Collection DVD was announced on several occasions during 2000-2001, but it did not occur; the reason for which has never been officially stated. At one point it was announced that the release had been delayed in order to allow the inclusion of the video for "May it Be", while the (now defunct) Enya.org fan site reported that a dispute over the sound quality of the release led to it being withdrawn. The following is an excerpt of the article entitled DVD. For the sake of convenience, the terms Region 0, Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 and Region 8 redirect to this page. ...


As of 2005, The Collection was still considered to be "coming soon" by some North American online retailers although bootleg copies from Asia have circulated at the retail level in some parts of Region 1 since 2000. Despite the release of a new CD by Enya in November 2005, the Region 1 edition of the DVD collection remains in limbo and there has been no announcement of an updated DVD release in other parts of the world. The Cathach of St. ...


As of 2007, the only official release of an Enya video on DVD in North America has been "May it Be" .


Personal life

Enya is a very private person (and virtual recluse when not promoting her albums) who tries to keep her personal life apart from her musical career, even spending an estimated €250,000 on security measures for her home, Manderley Castle in Killiney, County Dublin (named after Maxim de Winter's house in her favourite book and black and white movie, Rebecca).[19] Despite this, around mid-August 2005, there were two separate security breaches at Enya's home, and she was present on both occasions (her security system includes a panic room).[20] View of Manderley Castle. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dublin Code: D Area: 921 km² Population (2006) 1,186,821 County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath), or more correctly today the Dublin Region[1] (Réigiúin Átha Cliath), is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city... Rebecca is an Academy Award–winning 1940 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his first American project. ... Panic Room (2002) is a movie written by David Koepp, directed by David Fincher, and starring Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakam, and Kristen Stewart. ...


In 1996, an Italian man, who had been seen in Dublin wearing her photograph around his neck, stabbed himself after being ejected from her parents' pub in Gweedore, County Donegal.[12][7] For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference B847228 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal South West Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   1,388  1,253 Website: http://www. ... Statistics Province: Ulster Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ...


In 2006, Enya made it to the number three spot in the ranks of wealthy UK and Irish entertainers with an estimated fortune of €109 million (i.e., £75 million or US$136 million). This was enough to take her to number 95 in the Sunday Times Rich List 2006 of the 250 Wealthiest Irish People.[21] She was also Ireland's richest woman at one stage.[22] The Sunday Times Rich List is a list of the 1,000 most wealthy people or families in the United Kingdom, updated annually in April and published as a magazine supplement by British national Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times since 1989. ...


Enya joins her mother's choir every Christmas in Gaoth Dobhair. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 55. ...


Hobbies

Enya loves cats. In an interview published in 1988, when asked about pets, she replied: "I've got a cat. I love cats; at one stage I had 12. It was just bliss. They'd all lie around in the sun and then come up and climb around my neck."[23] Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ...


Enya's favourite classical composer is Sergei Rachmaninoff. Her hobbies include watching romantic black and white films, collecting artwork, reading, and painting.[10] Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (Russian: , Sergej Vasilevič Rakhmaninov, 1 April 1873 (N.S.) or 20 March 1873 (O.S.) – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor, one of the last great champions of the Romantic style of European classical music. ...


Enya defines herself as a Roman Catholic Church member, having played for the Christmas events in Rome, at the presence of the passed away Pope John Paul II.[citation needed]


Notable awards

Enya has won four Grammy Awards for Best New Age Album to date: The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ...

  1. Grammy Awards of 1993, Best New Age Album for Shepherd Moons
  2. Grammy Awards of 1997, Best New Age Album for The Memory of Trees
  3. Grammy Awards of 2002, Best New Age Album for A Day Without Rain
  4. Grammy Awards of 2007, Best New Age Album for Amarantine

Also, "May It Be" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song at the 2002 ceremonies, but it lost to Randy Newman's "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc.' The 35th Grammy Awards were held in 1993. ... The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ... Shepherd Moons is an album by Irish musician Enya, 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... The 39th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997. ... The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ... The Memory of Trees is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... The 44th Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002. ... The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ... A Day Without Rain is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... The 49th Annual Grammy Awards honored the best in music for the 2006 recording year. ... The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ... Amarantine is an album by Irish musician Enya. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... Monsters, Inc. ...


Media

Image File history File links Enyalaetha. ... This article is about the modern Goidelic language. ... Watermark is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Image File history File links Enyaonlyif. ... Paint The Sky With Stars is a music album by Irish musician Enya. ...

References

  1. ^ The invisible star - Times Online
  2. ^ http://www.vaveeva.com/articles.aspx?cat=7
  3. ^ Enya on IMDB
  4. ^ pronounced [ˈɛnʲə pəˈtrɪʃə nʲiː ˈvˠɾˠiːn̪ˠaːnʲ]
  5. ^ Enya Music (Used, New, Hard-to-Find) - Alibris
  6. ^ Enya Fan Studio > Enya > Personal > Enya's Name
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Enya FAQ at enya.com
  8. ^ 'Eclipse' reversal referenced on official Enya site
  9. ^ Soundtracks for Green Card (1990). IMDb. Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  10. ^ a b Enya FAQ at fansites.hollywood.com
  11. ^ Enya ecard was brought to you by the Joy Luck Club
  12. ^ a b Article at news.independent.co.uk
  13. ^ Enya received honorary doctorate from NUI
  14. ^ Enya receives second doctorate
  15. ^ UU Honours Musician Enya
  16. ^ Enya on IMDB
  17. ^ a b c d e f Billboard Album Rankings - Enya
  18. ^ Paint The Sky With Stars 10 million
  19. ^ Enya.com - The Official Enya Website. Retrieved on 2007-05-19.
  20. ^ Enya's castle invaded by stalker. BBC News Online (2005-10-03). Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  21. ^ [1] Times Online article - not found on 14 February 2007
  22. ^ http://www.showbizireland.com/news/november00/23-enya02.shtml
  23. ^ Number One magazine, 2 November 1988.

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Since launching her solo career in the mid-1980s, Enya has recorded some of the most popular albums ever released by an Irish singer. ... Enya (later re-released as The Celts) is the first album by Irish singer Enya, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Watermark is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Shepherd Moons is an album by Irish musician Enya, 1991 (see 1991 in music). ... The Celts is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... The Memory of Trees is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Paint The Sky With Stars is a music album by Irish musician Enya. ... A Day Without Rain is an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Amarantine is an album by Irish musician Enya. ... Since launching her solo career in the mid-1980s, Enya has recorded some of the most popular albums ever released by an Irish singer. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... This article is about the Enya single. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Only Time is a song by Irish singer Enya, it was first released in 2000, the release of this single coincided with the release of the album A Day Without Rain. ... Wild Child is a 2001 single by Irish singer Enya. ... May It Be is the title of a song by Irish singer Enya. ... This article is about the song by Mario Winans featuring P. Diddy and Enya. ... Amarantine is a single by Irish musician Enya, taken from the album of the same name. ... Its in the Rain is the second single released by Enya from her 2005 album Amarantine. ... The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... New Age music is a style of music originally associated with some New Age beliefs. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ... View of Manderley Castle. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference B847228 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal South West Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   1,388  1,253 Website: http://www. ... This is an asteroid that was named after the Irish musician, Enya. ...

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