Watermark Album is by Enya. The album was released internationally on the 19th of September 1988 by Warner Music, with the United States release on the 10th of January 1989 under the Geffen Records label. The second of her albums, the first being the 1987 debut Enya, was co-written by Enya and Roma Ryan, the Northern Irish writer, poet and lyricist. Three of the tracks are instrumentals, composed solely by Enya. Watermark was liked by critics, receiving positive reviews.
The lead single ” Orinoco Flow ” was released on the 15th of October 1988 in the United Kingdom and on the 10th of January 1989 in the United States. The song reached a peak of number twenty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and topped the UK Singles Chart, staying there for three weeks.
At the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, ” Orinoco Flow ” received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Music Video and Best New Age Performance.
The Watermark Album reached a peak of number five on the UK Albums Chart in the United Kingdom and number twenty-five on the Billboard 200 Chart in the United States. It was also a success in New Zealand and Switzerland, where it reached Number One.
The album has been certified 4x Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ) for shipments of 1.2 million in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) also certified Watermark 4x Platinum with sales of over four million copies.
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Enya ( Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin ) is a 4x Grammy Award-winning Irish singer, songwriter, musician and producer.
Enya’s career began when in 1980 she joined her family’s Celtic band, Clannad. She played keyboards and provided backing vocals. She left Clannad in 1982 to pursue a solo career.
To date, Enya’s album releases are nine studio and three compilations. She has released twenty-one singles and made some other appearances on various tracks for other artists.
According to Nielsen Soundscan, the US and Canada sales tracking system, Enya has sold over 26.5 million albums in the United States alone, which makes her one of the best-selling artists in the country.
She has had five consecutive albums in the Top Ten on the Billboard 200 Chart. With worldwide record sales of over 80 million units, Enya is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Watermark Track Listing:
2: Cursum Perficio
3:On Your Shore
4:Storms in Africa
6:Miss Clare Remembers
10: The Longships
11: Na Laetha Geal M’óige