Enya is an Irish singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Enya began her musical career
in 1980, when she briefly joined her family band Clannad before leaving to perform
solo. She gained wider recognition for her music in the 1986 BBC series The Celts.
Shortly afterwards, her 1988 album Watermark propelled her to further international
fame and she became known for her distinctive sound, characterised by
voice-layering, folk melodies, synthesised backdrops and ethereal reverberations.
Enya continued to enjoy steady success during the 1990s and 2000s; her 2000 album
A Day Without Rain sold 15 million copies, and became the top selling new age album
of the 2000s in the US.