Enya Patricia Brennan, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish-speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic folk band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals. She left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Enya developed her sound over the following four years with multitracked vocals and keyboards with elements of new age, Celtic, classical, church, and folk music. She has sung in ten languages. Enya's first projects as a solo artist included soundtrack work for The Frog Prince and the 1987 BBC documentary series The Celts, which was released as her debut album, Enya. She signed with Warner Music UK, which granted her artistic freedom and minimal interference from the label.
|Birth name||Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin|
|Born||May 17, 1961, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland|
|Genres||Celtic, pop, world, new-age|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion|
|Labels||BBC, Atlantic, Warner Music, Geffen, Reprise, Warner Bros.|
|Associated acts||Clannad, Ragairne, Moya Brennan, Brídín Brennan|
|Website||Enya's Official site|
Irish new age singer who has won four Grammy Awards, including for her albums Shepherd Moons and A Day Without Rain, as well as an Academy Award nomination.
She played the piano and sang back up in two bands before breaking out as a solo artist. One of her first composing gigs was for The Frog Prince in 1984.
She was awarded the World's Best-Selling Irish Act award at the 2006 World Music Awards.
She was born into a musical family and raised with eight siblings.
She recorded "May it Be" for Peter Jackson's film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
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- Latin-language singers
- Irish pianists
- Celtic fusion musicians
- Musicians from County Donegal
- Clannad members
- Irish mezzo-sopranos
- Irish female composers
- Irish pop singers
- Irish-language singers
- New-age musicians
- Irish folk singers
- Irish singer-songwriters
- World Music Awards winners
- Warner Music Group artists
- Irish female singers
- 21st-century composers
- Ivor Novello Award winners
- Women in electronic music
Latest information about Enya updated on May 05, 2021.