CSPC: Enya Popularity Analysis

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Enya CAREER CSPC RESULTS

So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Enya achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from Watermark released in digital format sold the equivalent of 225,000 album albums – 3,375,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)

So, apart from selling more than 65 million studio albums we have seen how Enya added further sales through other releases and formats. All the totals slightly increase, although the final order doesn’t alter the initial picture very much.

If A Day Without Rain was the biggest in terms of pure albums, we can now find both Watermark and Shepherd Moons coming on top of that one largely thanks to their respective biggest tracks, Orinoco Flow and Caribbean Blue. This is how Watermark gets almost 20 million CSPC’s sales and Shepherd Moons follows it just behind at 18,8 million CSPC’s sales. A Day Without Rain gained far less additional sales but it also gets up to 16 million from its original 14,4 million “pure” albums sales.

The Memory Of Trees equally achieved major benefits from other releases jumping from 10 million to 12,7 million CSPC’s sales. At the same time her self-titled debut album adds almost 2 million, and this enables it to pass from almost 6,2 million to 8,1 million CSPC’s sales.

As usual in cases like this her most recent albums don’t gain many extra sales, partially due to their lack of representation in compilations and box sets. At least these additional sales help Dark Sky Island reach 1 million CSPC’s sales, up from its 960,000 pure albums sales.

Overall, Enya has accumulated 86,5 million equivalent albums sales, an enormous total, although it seems it will take quite some time before she hits 100 million. Whatever the case, a very big figure from all possible points of view.

The following pages list her most successful songs as well as her records and achievements. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge her position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.

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Raffi

Hi MJD!

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!

Nathan

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

RLAAMJR.

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

Nuclear dolphin

Damned she’s sexy too!

Michael

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.

Stephen

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!

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