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Enya

1961 - Today

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Enya Patricia Brennan (Irish: Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin ; born 17 May 1961), known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish-speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic folk band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals. She left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Enya has received more than 5,954,266 page views. Her biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Enya is the 113th most popular singer (up from 139th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 32nd in 2019) and the most popular Irish Singer.

Enya is a singer and songwriter from Ireland. She is most famous for her music, which is often classified as new age, Celtic, or ambient.

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  • 6.0M

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  • 72.54

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  • 109

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Enya ranks 113 out of 3,541Before her are Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Klaus Meine, Gloria Gaynor, Georges Moustaki, and Teresa Teng. After her are Paul Anka, Anna Netrebko, Carmen Miranda, Eros Ramazzotti, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Marie Fredriksson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1961, Enya ranks 11Before her are Lothar Matthäus, Stephen Hillenburg, Bill de Blasio, Eddie Murphy, Ilham Aliyev, and Nadia Comăneci. After her are Peter Jackson, Dennis Rodman, Carl Lewis, Woody Harrelson, Robert Carlyle, and Erna Solberg.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Enya ranks 26 out of 460Before her are William Rowan Hamilton (1805), Laurence Sterne (1713), Ernest Shackleton (1874), Columbanus (540), Katie McGrath (1983), and Michael Collins (1890). After her are Francis Beaufort (1774), Iris Murdoch (1919), Lola Montez (1821), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Bono (1960), and Joseph Murphy (1898).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

Among singers born in Ireland, Enya ranks 1After her are Bob Geldof (1951), Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Damien Rice (1973), Barney McKenna (1939), Luke Kelly (1940), Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964), Niall Horan (1993), Andrea Corr (1974), Nicky Byrne (1978), Róisín Murphy (1973), and Christy Moore (1945).

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