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Background information
Birth name Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin
Born May 17, 1961 (1961-05-17) (age 58)
Gweedore, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Genres Instrumental
New Age
Occupations Singer, instrumentalist, composer
Years active 1982 - present
Labels Warner Music, Reprise Records
Associated acts Clannad, Moya Brennan, Brídín Brennan
Website www.enya.com

Enya (born Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin on 17 May 1961 in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland) is an Irish singer. She is famous for hits such as Orinoco Flow (1988) and Anywhere Is (1995). She has also won four Grammy Awards and has become one of the world's most successful female singers. Her vocal range is mezzo-soprano.

She grew up speaking the Irish language, and did not speak English until 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).


Enya has recorded the following albums:

  • 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:

  • 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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