- Sep 17, 2017
It may surprise or even not surprise people to learn that Enya has sold 75 million records worldwide, 26 million of them in America. She's the 2nd highest selling Irish artist after U2. She's never even done a concert tour. I tried to get into her music lately but listening to the 'Very Best of Enya' I just don't see what millions upon millions of people see in her music. It's not commercial and at times the lyrics aren't audible. Another Irish group My Bloody Valentine didn't sell many records with inaudible lyrics. Is it the ''Celtic mysticism''? As my avatar once said in Intermission or has she tapped into the large international classical crowd with her atmospheric music? Or perhaps Irish America took after her which is funny in that they ignored The Corrs, a catchy pop-rock group with 3 very good looking women.