Saturday 21 October 2017

Could this be her fifth Grammy? Irish superstar Enya nominated for prestigious award

Enya
Enya
Enya has sold 80 million albums worldwide - more than 26 million in the US alone - during a long career: AMMOS

Sasha Brady

Irish singing legend Enya has been nominated for a Grammy award.

The Donegal singer has enjoyed 75m sales and earned four Grammys, six World Music Awards, an Ivor Novello, an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe nomination in the course of a career spanning almost three decades.

And now she could possible add a fifth Grammy to her trophy cabinet as it's just been announced that Enya has been nominated in the cartegory of Best New Age Album for her eight studio album, Dark Sky Island.

Released in November 2015, it became Enya’s highest charting studio album since 1991’s Shepherd Moons as it debuted at #4 and reached Gold status in just three weeks.

Its success was replicated globally with Top 10 chart positions in key territories including Germany, the USA, Australia and of course Ireland.

“I’m delighted with the Grammy nomination,” says Enya. “’Dark Sky Island’ is very special to Nicky, Roma and myself. It is such an honour to get this superb recognition for our efforts – the Grammys are after all, the Oscars of the music business.”

Also competing for Best New Age album are: Orogen’ by John Burke; Inner Passion by Peter Kater & Tina Guo; Rosetta’by Vangelis; and White Sun II by White Sun. The winner will be revealed at The 59 Annual Grammy Awards which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12.

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