|Net Worth||$150 Million|
|Height||5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)|
|Profession||Singer, Composer, Record producer, Musician, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter|
|Date of Birth||May 17, 1961 (61 years old)|
|Nationality||Republic of Ireland|
What is Enya’s Net Worth?
Enya is an Irish singer, musician, and songwriter with a $150 million net worth. Enya has built up her net worth by writing and performing a lot of songs and by appearing on TV and making music for movies and TV shows. Enya is the best-selling Irish solo artist and one of the richest women in the music business. She has sold more than 80 million records. She got her start in music in 1980 when she joined the family band Clannad. Two years later, she left to start a solo career. With the BBC documentary series “The Celts,” her music became more well-known (1987).
Enya’s first album, “Enya,” came out in 1987. Her second album, “Watermark,” with the hit song “Orinoco Flow” (“Sail Away”), made her famous all over the world. Enya’s unique sound has always been a big part of the world music scene. She has made eight studio albums. “A Day Without Rain,” which came out in 2000, was the fifth best-selling album in the U.S. in 2001 and the best-selling New Age album ever after the single “Only Time” was used in news reports about the September 11 attacks. Enya put out a maxi single with the original version of “Only Time” and a remix of the song in November 2001. She gave the money from the sale to the International Association of Firefighters.
Enya was born on May 17, 1961, in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. Her full name is Eithne Pádraign N Bhraonáin. She grew up with her mother Máire, father Leo, and eight siblings in a Roman Catholic home. Enya’s father ran Leo’s Tavern and had an Irish showband called the Slieve Foy Band. Her mother played in the band and taught music. Enya first sang in a competition at the Feis Ceoil music festival when she was three years old. She also sang in her mother’s church choir. At age 4, Enya started taking piano lessons, and when she was 11, her grandfather paid for her to go to a Milford convent boarding school. Enya quit school when she was 17 and went to college for a year, where she studied classical music.
Enya dropped out of college in 1980 to join her family’s Celtic band, Clannad. The band was managed by Nicky Ryan, who was also the producer and sound engineer for the band. She went on tour with the band through Europe and played on the albums “Crann ll” (1980) and “Fuaim” (1983). (1981). By 1982, Clannad had run into some problems, which led to Ryan and his wife, Roma, leaving the group (who had been helping with administrative duties and tour management). Enya left the band, and Nicky and Roma Ryan helped her start a solo career. Nicky was her arranger and producer, and Roma wrote the lyrics for her songs. Enya’s first show by herself was in September 1983 at Dublin’s National Stadium. It was shown on the show “Festival Folk.”
Enya was hired to write the music for the 1984 movie “The Frog Prince” after a demo tape was sent to several movie producers. In 1985, she was asked to write a song for the six-part documentary series “The Celts.” Her song, “The March of the Celts,” was chosen, and the director liked it so much that he asked her to write the music for the whole series. Enya’s first solo album came out in 1987 and was called “Enya.” It was 40 minutes of music from “The Celts,” and it reached #8 on the Irish Albums Chart. Soon after, Enya signed a £75,000 record deal with Warner Music UK. In September 1988, she put out the album “Watermark.” The album was number one on the charts in Ireland, Switzerland, and New Zealand, and the single “Orinoco Flow” was number one in many countries. Enya followed up the success of “Watermark” with “Shepherd Moons” in 1991. It went 3x Platinum in Australia, 4x Platinum in the U.K., and 5x Platinum in the U.S. The next year, her first album was re-released as “The Celts.” In 1995, she released “The Memory of Trees,” which was followed by “A Day Without Rain,” “Amarantine,” “And Winter Came…,” and “Dark Sky Island” in 2015.
Enya wrote and sang “May It Be” and “Anron (Theme for Aragorn and Arwen)” for “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” soundtrack in 2001. She won several awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for “May It Be.” She also sang the song at the 2002 Academy Awards. Enya’s “Sounds of the Season: The Enya Collection” EP came out in 2006. It had six Christmas songs and was only sold at Target. Enya sang on “I Don’t Wanna Know” by Mario Winans (2004), “You Should Really Know” by The Pirates (2004), and “Dive” by Salvatore (2016). She has also put out three video albums: “Moonshadows” (1991), “Enya: The Video Collection” (2001), and “The Very Best of Enya” (2009).
Since the 1980s, Enya has had more than one stalker. In 1996, a man who was kicked out of a pub owned by Enya’s parents while wearing a picture of the singer around his neck stabbed himself. In 2005, she made her home, a castle, safer by adding wooden entrance gates, raising the stone wall around it, and putting railings on some parts of the wall. Even so, the castle was broken into twice. In October 2005, the thieves beat and tied up a housekeeper, stole a few things, and then spent two hours looking for Enya, who was hiding in a panic room. Enya is very private, and in a 1991 interview she said, “I’m afraid of marriage because I’m afraid someone will want me because of who I am instead of because they love me.” In the late 1990s, a small planet called 6433 was named after Enya, and in 2017, a fish called Leporinus enyae was named after her.
Getting Awards and Nominated
Enya has been nominated for nine Grammys. “Shepherd Moons,” “The Memory of Trees,” “A Day Without Rain,” and “Amarantine” all won Best New Age Album. She has won seven World Music Awards. In 2001, 2002, and 2006, she was named World’s Best Selling Irish Artist. In 2001 and 2002, she was named World’s Best Selling New Age Artist. In 2002, she was named World’s Best Female Artist and World’s Best Irish Female Artist (2003). Enya won a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, a Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award, and a Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for her song “May It Be,” which was on the soundtrack for “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” She also got nominations from the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the GoldSpirit Awards, and the Online Film & Television Association. She has also won awards from the BMI Awards, the IRMA Awards, the Ivor Novello Awards, and the ECHO Awards. Enya has been given honorary doctorates by the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the University of Ulster.
Enya bought her own castle for €3.8 million in 1997, where she lives with her cats. Manderley Castle was built in 1840 near Dublin. It used to be called Victoria Castle and Ayesha Castle. Enya named the castle Manderley because she likes the book “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. The castle has six bedrooms, and Bono of U2 lives next door. The property has 3.5 acres of gardens and a famous neighbor.