CSPC: Enya Popularity Analysis



The list of most successful songs is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each of them. It includes the song’s own physical singles sales with a 0,3 weighting, its download and streaming sales, and with appropriate weighting too, plus its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1. 1991 – Caribbean Blue [Shepherd Moons]10,590,000
2. 1988 – Orinoco Flow [Watermark]9,340,000
3. 2000 – Only Time [A Day Without Rain]8,800,000
4. 1988 – Watermark [Watermark]5,420,000
5. 1995 – Anywhere Is [The Memory of Trees]4,240,000
6. 1987 – Boadicea [Enya (The Celts)]3,280,000
7. 1991 – Book of Days [Shepherd Moons]2,590,000
8. 2000 – Wild Child [A Day Without Rain]2,160,000
9. 1987 – The Celts [Enya (The Celts)]1,800,000
10. 1988 – Storms in Africa [Watermark]1,730,000
11. 1995 – Athair Ar Neamh [The Memory of Trees]1,630,000
12. 1995 – The Memory of Trees [The Memory of Trees]1,390,000
13. 1995 – China Roses [The Memory of Trees]1,310,000
14. 1995 – Pax Deorum [The Memory of Trees]1,260,000
15. 2000 – A Day Without Rain [A Day Without Rain]1,100,000

If you feel inspired by this list, we just created this CSPC Enya playlist on Spotify!

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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!