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Enya Patricia Brennan was born on 17 May 1961, in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland, and is a singer, producer, musician, and songwriter, but best known for her very successful solo singing career in the music industry. She’s released numerous albums, and is Ireland’s biggest selling solo artist. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Enya? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $140 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. She has sold over 26.5 million albums in the US alone, and she has also won numerous awards throughout her career. As she continues being involved in the music industry, her net worth is expected to increase.
Enya Net Worth $140 million
Enya was born into a family of musicians, and so grew up learning music. At the age of three she participated in her first singing competition, and would start learning to play the piano a year later. Eventually, she would be put into a boarding school in Milford, which would develop her taste in classical music. She would stay there for six years before studying classical music in college for a year.
In the 1970s, Enya’s family started a Celtic band, and she would later join them after her year in college, becoming a backing vocalist and the keyboardist of the band while touring around Europe. She was officially credited in the album “Fuaim”. Eventually, she would drift away from the band as she wanted to pursue a solo career, and would record a few songs and improve her craft, releasing singles here and there. In 1983 she produced a tape and sent it to various film producers, which led to her composing for “The Frog Prince”, with the album credited to her under the name “Enya”.
In 1985, Enya was given her first major solo project as part of the documentary series “The Celts”, and an album was created with artistic freedom unlike “The Frog Prince”. This led to the creation of her first, self-titled studio album, which reached eighth spot on the Irish album chart. Her net worth would start to increase at this point, especially when she was given a contract by Warner Music in 1987, on the promise that there would be minimal interference, and so artistic freedom. In the same year she released “Watermark”, and it reached the 25th spot on the Billboard 200. The song “Orinoco Flow” would become an international top 10 hit, and “Watermark” would become a multi-platinum album, increasing Enya’s net worth considerably.
Enya then worked on her next album – “Shepherd Moons” – which featured a change in musical direction. The album would even have greater success than “Watermark”, and would again become a multi-platinum album. In 1993 she won her first Grammy Award, and then re-released “The Celts” which would become a platinum album too. She then toured around the world to promote “Shepherd Moons”, before working on “The Memory of Trees” which sold over three million copies. In 1997, she released the compilation album “Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya” which featured two new tracks.
She released three more albums in the next decade, with the first being “A Day Without Rain” in 1998. This album became her biggest seller with over seven million copies sold. Her songs were used for the soundtrack of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, and it led Enya to record two more songs for the franchise. Her sixth album “Amarantine” was released in 2005, while 2006 saw the release of the Christmas themed “And Winter Came…”. All added steadily to her rising net worth.
After the release and tour of “And Winter Came…”, Enya took a break from music, and returned three years later, in 2012, to record “Dark Sky Island”, although the album wasn’t released until 2015, with a deluxe edition that featured three additional songs.
For her personal life, it is known that Enya has never married and does not have children, though she has had relationships in the past, but also suffered stalkers. She owns and lives in the re-named Manderley Castle near Dublin, which she bought in 1997.