CSPC: Enya Popularity Analysis


Original Album Sales – Comments

1987 Enya (The Celts) – 6,190,000
1988 Watermark – 13,130,000
1991 Shepherd Moons – 13,270,000
1995 The Memory of Trees – 10,030,000
2000 A Day Without Rain – 14,430,000
2005 Amarantine – 4,760,000
2008 And Winter Came… – 2,710,000
2015 Dark Sky Island – 960,000

Over 65 million pure albums sold with only 8 proper studio releases is a fantastic amount, even more so when we consider all the elements mentioned in the intro. An average of 8 million per title speaks volumes for her appeal and is more than enough to explain her popularity.

Enya has 4 studio albums above the 10 million mark, with A Day Without Rain topping that pack at 14,4 million, closely followed by Sheperd Moons with 13,2 million and Watermark with 13,1 million, plus The Memory Of Trees at 10 million.

Her debut album also amassed a great total with almost 6,2 million, whilst some of her most recent efforts, reasonably big considering the market’s size, although much less than in the past even adjusting for that factor, showed a smaller sales power. Yet Amarantine at 4,8 million along with And Winter Came… at 2,7 million registered excellent tallies.

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Jorge Neto

Hi MJD, can we get a breakdown for The Very Best of Enya? It’s the only major release that is missing :))


pleased to know her sales in Ireland!



I was just looking over all the estimates and found a calculation error in the album sales total concerning her Asian sales.

Adding all her studio album plus PTSWS compilation, the total for Japan adds for a little over 6m, while sales outside Japan in Asia is over 5m. But in the page where the total album sales listed, her Japanese sales total a 7,26m, leaving just over 4m for the rest of Asia! I hope you’ll correct this soon!


Did you include the frog prince (French Lesson) soundtrack from 1984?
I looked it up and it was Enyas first project. She wrote 9 instrumentals for the soundtrack.
I would think that should be included


Not a fan of Carribean Blue. Orinoco Flow should outsell it someday, soon

Nuclear dolphin

Damned she’s sexy too!


Never in a million years, would I have thought she would’ve had a higher album sales than Britney Spears. But unsurprisingly she have lower CSPC than Britney.


I knew she had great sales, but I didn’t expect her to be this global! She’s one of the few females who truly made it big everywhere – North America, Europe, Oceania, South America and Asia, with the last two being quite hard to crack for most artists!