CSPC: Enya Popularity Analysis


Records & Achievements

  • At 86,457,000 equivalent album sales, Enya is the most successful New Age artist of all-time.
  • Shepherd Moons spent 238 weeks inside the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.
  • Watermark spent 141 weeks inside the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Catalog Album Chart.
  • From 1989 to 1995, Watermark reached the Australian Top 25 Album Chart in 5 distinct years.
  • At 86,457,000 equivalent album sales, Enya is the most successful non-North American female artist of all-time.
  • Enya is one of the rare international artists with 3 million selling albums in Japan, one of which is past 2 million.
  • Enya owns albums with sales over half a million units in various markets difficult to break like Brazil, Italy and Spain.
  • At 12 years (1988-2000), Enya has the longest period among all female artists of consecutive major albums selling over 10 million units. Among all artists only Michael Jackson did better at 16 years (1979-1995).
  • At 19,336,000 equivalent album sales, Watermark is among the three most successful albums from 1988.
  • At 9,340,000 equivalent album sales, Orinoco Flow is among the three most successful songs from 1988.
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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!