Enya discography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Enya discography
Lady with dark hair wearing a black top and a crucifix necklace.
Enya at the 2001 film premiere of Sweet November
Studio albums 9
Compilation albums 3
Singles 21

The discography of Enya, an Irish singer-songwriter, consists of nine studio albums, three compilation albums, twenty-one singles and a number of other appearances. Enya achieved a breakthrough in her career in 1988 with the album Watermark, containing the hit song "Orinoco Flow" which topped the charts in the United Kingdom and reached number 2 in Germany. Three years later, Shepherd Moons followed. In 1992, a re-mastered version of the 1987 Enya album was released as The Celts. Four years after Shepherd Moons, she released The Memory of Trees (1995), another top five success in both the UK and Germany, as well as her first top 10 album in the US. Singles released from the album were "Anywhere Is" and "On My Way Home". In 1997, Enya released her greatest hits collection, Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya, again a top five album in the UK and Germany, which featured two new songs: "Paint the Sky with Stars" and "Only If...". Following a five-year break, Enya released the album A Day Without Rain in 2000. The album is Enya's most successful to date, peaking at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. The first single, "Only Time", was used in the film Sweet November and peaked at No. 10 on the US Hot 100 and number 1 in Germany.

In 2001, Enya recorded "May It Be", which featured in the first instalment of the The Lord of the Rings film series, The Fellowship of the Ring, and was her second consecutive single to enter the German charts at number 1. In November 2005, a new album, entitled Amarantine, was released. It reached the Top 10 in both the UK and the US, and peaked at number 3 in Germany. In 2006, Enya released several Christmas-themed CDs with newly recorded material. On 10 October 2006, Sounds of the Season: The Enya Holiday Collection, containing six songs, was released only in the United States. In November 2008, And Winter Came... was released. The album is a Christmas- and Winter-themed album and was another sizable hit, reaching the top 10 in many countries, an unusual accomplishment for a seasonal album. Following the release of And Winter Came..., Enya released her second compilation, The Very Best of Enya in November 2009 and took an extended break from writing and recording. In 2012, she returned to the studio to record Dark Sky Island, and it was released in November 2015. The album received a mostly positive reception from critics and was a commercial success upon release, within the top ten in sixteen countries worldwide. She has sold over 26.5 million albums in the United States alone according to Nielsen Soundscan, making her one of the best-selling artists in the country.[1] She has won four Grammy Awards and placed five consecutive albums at top ten on the US Billboard 200.

Enya has achieved worldwide record sales of more than 80 million, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
IRE
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
US
[13]
Enya 8 26 15 69
  • World: 6,000,000[14]
  • US: 1,110,641
Watermark
  • Released: 19 September 1988
  • Label: WEA, Geffen (US)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 8 15 8 2 13 1 5 1 5 25
  • World: 11,000,000
  • US: 3,877,571
Shepherd Moons
  • Released: 4 November 1991
  • Label: WEA, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 8 31 7 21 7 3 5 13 1 17
  • World: 13,000,000[23]
  • US: 4,674,997
The Celts
  • Released: 6 November 1992
  • Label: WEA, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • Remastered version of Enya (1987)
1 7 70 28 7 39 10
  • World: 4,500,000
  • US: 1,070,973
The Memory of Trees
  • Released: 5 December 1995
  • Label: WEA, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 1 3 4 4 1 3 1 3 5 9
  • World: 10,000,000
  • US: 2,397,724
A Day Without Rain
  • Released: 21 November 2000
  • Label: WEA, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, MiniDisc
7 4 1 4 1 2 5 4 2 6 2
  • World: 16,000,000[32]
  • UK: 566,844[33]
  • US: 6,904,028
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[34]
  • AUT: Platinum[28]
  • CAN: 8× Platinum[35]
  • GER: 3× Platinum[18]
  • NLD: 3× Platinum[19]
  • NZ: Platinum[36]
  • SWE: Platinum[37]
  • SWI: 2× Platinum[21]
  • UK: 2× Platinum[38]
  • US: 7× Platinum[16]
Amarantine
  • Released: 22 November 2005
  • Label: WEA, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 13 4 4 3 5 10 4 3 8 6
  • World: 6,000,000
  • US: 1,344,593
And Winter Came…
  • Released: 10 November 2008
  • Label: Warner Music, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13 7 6 4 3 2 9 4 3 6 8
  • World: 3,000,000
  • US: 920,000[43]
Dark Sky Island
  • Released: 20 November 2015
  • Label: Warner Music, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
7 8 6 6 3 5 8 22 2 4 8
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with chart positions, sales and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
IRE
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
US
[13]
Paint the Sky with Stars
  • Released: 11 November 1997
  • Label: WEA, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, cassette
48 10 3 33 5 10 6 1 7 4 30
  • World: 12,000,000
  • US: 3,456,664
The Very Best of Enya
  • Release: 23 November 2009
  • Label: Warner Music, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
22 19 18 23 19 11 6 20 8 32 55
  • World: 1,500,000
  • US: 365,000

Box sets[edit]

List of albums with chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[62]
NLD
[8]
The Enya Collection
  • Released: 30 November 1996
  • Label: WEA
  • Formats: CD, cassette
A Box of Dreams
  • Released: 1 December 1997
  • Label: WEA
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Only Time: The Collection
  • Released: 11 November 2002
  • Label: WEA, Reprise (US)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
93 37

Other releases[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title EP details
6 Tracks
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: WEA
  • Formats: CD, cassette
3 Tracks
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: WEA
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Christmas EP
  • Released: 4 November 1994
  • Label: WEA
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Sounds of the Season
  • Released: 10 October 2006
  • Label: NBCUniversal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Christmas Secrets
  • Released: 28 November 2006
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
IRE
[63]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
FRA
[64]
GER
[62]
ITA
[65]
NLD
[66]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12][67]
US
[68]
1987 "I Want Tomorrow" 100 Enya / The Celts
1988 "Orinoco Flow" 1 6 7 15 2 20 1 1 1 1 24 Watermark
"Evening Falls..." 3 104 32 20
1989 "Storms in Africa (Part II)" 12 41
"Oíche Chiún (Silent Night)" 48 6 Tracks EP
1991 "Exile" Watermark
"Caribbean Blue" 8 74 50 37 25 30 13 79 Shepherd Moons
"How Can I Keep from Singing?" 19 47 26 32
1992 "Book of Days" 12 111 32 10
"The Celts" 97 29 The Celts
1994 "Marble Halls" Shepherd Moons
1995 "Anywhere Is" 8 34 7 44 19 31 7 The Memory of Trees
1996 "On My Way Home" 151 26
1997 "Only If..." 94 68 78 43 88 Paint the Sky with Stars
2000 "Only Time" 58 69 1 48 1 17 44 28 1 32 10 A Day Without Rain
2001 "Wild Child" 72
2002 "May It Be" 30 9 40 1 12 60 14 21 50 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2005 "Amarantine" 48 28 13 47 36 53 Amarantine
2006 "It's in the Rain" 7 195
2008 "Trains and Winter Rains" 45 15 And Winter Came...
2015 "Echoes in Rain" 189 Dark Sky Island
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
IRE
[63]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
FRA
[64]
GER
[62]
ITA
[65]
NLD
[66]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
US
[68]
2004 "I Don't Wanna Know" (Mario Winans featuring Enya and P. Diddy) 2 2 5 3 1 5 2 10 1 1 2 Hurt No More
"You Should Really Know" (The Pirates featuring Shola Ama, Naila Boss, Ishani and Enya) 25 38 45 8 Non-album singles
2016 "Dive" (Salvatore featuring Enya and Alex Aris)

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album
1995 "China Roses" The Memory of Trees
2006 "Someone Said Goodbye" Amarantine
"If I Could Be Where You Are"
"The Magic of the Night" Christmas Secrets
2008 "White Is in the Winter Night" And Winter Came...
2009 "My! My! Time Flies!"
"Dreams Are More Precious"
2015 "So I Could Find My Way" Dark Sky Island
"The Humming..."
"Even in the Shadows"

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
SWI
[11]
US
[68]
2008 "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" 123 And Winter Came...
"And Winter Came..." 51

Video albums[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Aldebaran" (1987, directed by David Richardson)
  • "I Want Tomorrow" (1987)
  • "Orinoco Flow" (1988, directed by Michael Geoghegan)
  • "Evening Falls..." (1988, directed by Michael Geoghegan)
  • "Storms in Africa II" (1989, directed by Michael Geoghegan)
  • "Exile" (1991, directed by Michael Geoghegan)
  • "Caribbean Blue" (1991, directed by Michael Geoghegan)
  • "How Can I Keep from Singing?" (1991, directed by Entertainment Productions)
  • "Book of Days" (1992, directed by Michael Geoghegan)
  • "The Celts" (1992, directed by Michael Geoghegan)
  • "Anywhere Is" (1995, directed by David Scheinman)
  • "On My Way Home" (1996, directed by Rob Dickins)
  • "Only If..." (1997, directed by Dan Nathan)
  • "Only Time" (2000, directed by Graham Fink)
  • "Wild Child" (2001, directed by Graham Fink)
  • "May It Be" (2002, directed by Peter Nydrle)
  • "Amarantine" (2005, directed by Tim Royes)
  • "It's in the Rain" (2006, directed by Tim Royes)
  • "Trains and Winter Rains" (2008, directed by Rob O'Connor)
  • "So I Could Find My Way" (2015)
  • "Echoes in Rain" (2015)

Lyric videos[edit]

  • "Echoes in Rain" (2015)
  • "So I Could Find My Way" (2015)
  • "The Humming..." (2015)
  • "Even in the Shadows" (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIAA: Top Selling Artists". RIAA. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  2. ^ English, Eoin (23 November 2016). "Hark! The herald Enya sings in historic Cork chapel". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Irish Charts > Enya albums". irish-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Australian (ARIA) peak positions:
  5. ^ a b c d "Austrian Charts > Enya" (in German). austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Enya – Chart history: Billboard Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "German Charts > Enya" (in German). charts.de Media Control Charts. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Dutch Album Charts > Enya" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "New Zealand Charts > Enya". charts.org.nz Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Swedish Charts > Enya". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "Swiss Charts > Enya". swisscharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  12. ^ a b c d "UK Charts > Enya". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Enya > Album & Song Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Young, David (11 July 2007). "UU Honours Musician Enya". University of Ulster. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c d e Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "RIAA Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Enya". Music Canada. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "GOLD-/PLATIN-DATENBANK". BVMI. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g "NVPI Goud/Platina" (in Dutch). NVPI. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "RIANZ Top 50 Albums > 8 October 1989". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g "IFPI Switzerland > Edelmetall" (in German). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2009. 
  23. ^ Cizmar, Martin (10 November 2009). "Enya's Greatest Hits Coming Soon... Wait, Enya Had Hits?". Phoenix New Times Village Voice Media. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "IRMA 2013 Certification Awards > Platinum". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  25. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Enya". Music Canada. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  26. ^ "RIANZ Top 50 Albums > 28 June 1992". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  27. ^ "RIANZ Top 50 Albums > 18 June 1995". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  28. ^ a b c d "IFPI Austria > Goud & Platin" (in German). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  29. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Enya". Music Canada. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  30. ^ "RIANZ Top 50 Albums > 21 April 1996". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  31. ^ "Sweden > Goud & Platin" (PDF). Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  32. ^ "Enya en la música". Esmas Música. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  33. ^ "The official UK albums chart: Will Young makes a valiant attempt to knock Madonna and her confessions from the number one spot by landing at two with his new single Keep On.". Music Week High Beam Business. 3 December 2005. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  34. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  35. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Enya". Music Canada. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  36. ^ "RIANZ Top 50 Albums > 20 May 2001". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  37. ^ "Sweden > Goud & Platin" (PDF). Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  38. ^ "BPI". bpi.uk. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  39. ^ "IRMA 2006 Certification Awards > Platinum". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  40. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  41. ^ "RIANZ Top 40 Albums > 30 January 2006". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  42. ^ "Sweden > Goud & Platin" (PDF). Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  43. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on 29 October 2015. 
  44. ^ "IRMA 2008 Certification Awards > Platinum". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  45. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2008 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  46. ^ "RIANZ Top 40 Albums > 5 January 2009". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  47. ^ "Sweden > Goud & Platin" (PDF). Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  48. ^ "WW sales: @official_enya, Dark Sky Island 6,000 (929,000 total).". Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  49. ^ "US Top Album Sales: #62 @official_enya, Dark Sky Island 3,842 (160,000 total).". Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  50. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  51. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Enya". Music Canada. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  52. ^ "RIANZ Top 40 Albums > 18 April 2016". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  53. ^ "Sweden > Goud & Platin" (PDF). Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  54. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2000 Albums". ARIA. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  55. ^ "Enya - Paint The Sky With Stars - The Best of Enya". ifpi.at. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 2016-12-23. 
  56. ^ "RIANZ Top 50 Albums > 8 February 1998". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  57. ^ "Sweden > Goud & Platin" (PDF). Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  58. ^ "Search for: Enya Paint the Sky with Stars". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  59. ^ "IRMA 2009 Certification Awards > Gold". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  60. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2010 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  61. ^ "RIANZ Top 40 Albums > 4 January 2010". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  62. ^ a b c "German Charts > Enya" (in German). charts.de Media Control. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  63. ^ a b "Irish Charts > Enya singles". IRMA. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  64. ^ a b "French Charts > Enya". lescharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  65. ^ a b "Italian Charts > Enya". italiancharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  66. ^ a b "Media Markt Top 40: Enya" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  67. ^ UK chart peak for "It's In the Rain": "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > E-40 – E-Z Rollers". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  68. ^ a b c "Billboard Charts & Awards > Enya". AllMusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  69. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2004 Singles". ARIA. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

External links[edit]