The new album â€˜And Winter Cameâ€™ Enters the US Charts at No 8 . Released on November 7th Enyaâ€™s seventh studio album And Winter Came has gone straight into the top ten in the US at No. 8 cementing Enya as the biggest selling female artist in the world.Two years in the making, â€˜And Winter Cameâ€™ was recorded at Aigle Studios near Dublin. Once again the result of Enyaâ€™s longstanding creative triumvirate alongside producer Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan, â€˜And Winter Cameâ€™ was originally envisioned as a Christmas themed album.
As recording progressed, it became apparent that a broader seasonal theme had emerged; beguiling songs such â€˜Trains and Winter Rainsâ€™ sit comfortably alongside the festive â€˜Journey of the Angelsâ€™. A single, title still to be confirmed, will be released on CD and digital download formats on the same day as the album.
â€˜And Winter Cameâ€™ is the latest release in a catalogue of work that has seen Enya sell 70 million albums. Each album since â€˜Watermarkâ€™ has been a multi-million selling release: â€˜Shepherd Moonsâ€™, â€˜The Memory of Treesâ€™, â€˜A Day Without Rainâ€™, â€˜Amarantineâ€™ and the compilation â€˜Paint The Sky With Starsâ€™ have all ensured that Enya is one of the worldâ€™s biggest selling female solo artists. â€˜A Day Without Rainâ€™ earned multi-Platinum status in ten countries and made Enya the worldâ€™s biggest selling artist in 2001.
Enyaâ€™s musical creativity has also yielded continued recognition from a number of the worldâ€™s most authoritative awards organisations. She has collected four Grammy Awards, winning Best New Age Album for â€˜Shepherd Moonsâ€™, â€˜The Memory of Treesâ€™, â€˜A Day Without Rainâ€™ and â€˜Amarantineâ€™, as well as three World Music Awards in 2002 for Best Selling Female Artist, Best Selling Irish Artist and Best Selling New Age Artist.
Enya has also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, both in conjunction with her musical partners Nicky and Roma Ryan for the song â€˜May It Beâ€™, which was written and recorded for â€˜Lord Of The Rings â€“ The Fellowship Of The Ringâ€™ at the personal request of director Peter Jackson. â€˜May It Beâ€™ also won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award for Best Song and was also nominated for a Hollywood Golden Globe Award.