Warner Bros. Records (2018) EU
From humble beginnings, albeit firmly infused with the talent to make a dream a reality, Enya's career has swept from ripples to tidal waves of acclaim. Just look at the facts: 75 million sales; four Grammy Awards; six World Music Awards; an Ivor Novello, an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe nomination, plus all seven of her studio albums (and the Paint The Sky With Stars compilation) have hit the upper echelons of charts all over the world.
It is like nothing so much as a cathedral of sound, an all-enveloping choral tide that sweeps over the listener, taking us to faraway places. It is music so unique that only the name of its creator suffices to describe it: Enya. With her 1988 debut album, Watermark, the music of Enya was discovered by a worldwide audience. The LP has sold a phenomenal 11 million copies internationally, while its stunning single, "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)," went to No. 1 in virtually every country with a popular music chart.
The album's extraordinary success catapulted Enya into the ranks of world class artists virtually overnight. Music from Watermark was eventually heard in the hit films L.A. Story and Green Card. Suddenly, it seemed, Enya was everyone's favorite new artist. “We and the record company were completely taken aback by the reaction to Watermark,” admits Enya. “How could you tell? There wasn’t any music like that out there in the late-Eighties.”