Enya’s Dark Sky Island nominated for Grammy as Best New Age album

The Donegal-born star has collected four Grammys in the past. Could the fifth be on its way, for last year's iconic return to action?

Enya’s Dark Sky Island has been nominated for a Grammy, as Best New Age album,

The album, released in November 2015, was Enya’s eighth studio outing and confirmed that her beguiling talents are continuing to be embraced by fans all across the world. In the UK, Dark Sky Island became Enya’s highest charting studio album since 1991’s Shepherd Moons, debuting at #4 and achieving Gold status in just three weeks. Its success was replicated globally, with Top 10 chart positions in key territories including Germany, the USA, Australia and Ireland. Enya was featured on the cover of the Hot Press Annual last year, and the album was hailed as a triumph.

Now, a year on, Dark Sky Island has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album. The nomination is the latest reward for the Enya creative triumvirate, which is completed by producer Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan, and could see them earn their fifth Grammy Award having previously triumphed with the Best New Age Album accolade for Shepherd Moons (1992), The Memory of Trees (1996), A Day Without Rain (2001) and Amarantine (2006).

“I’m delighted with the Grammy nomination,” says Enya. “Dark Sky Island is very special to Nicky, Roma and myself. It is such an honour to get this superb recognition for our efforts – the Grammys are after all, the Oscars of the music business.”

Also competing for Best New Age album are: Orogenby John Burke; Inner Passion by Peter Kater & Tina Guo; Rosetta by Vangelis; and White Sun II by White Sun. The winner will be revealed at The 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12th.

Dark Sky Island heralded a new chapter in the career of a hugely successful artist who has already sold over 75 million albums and has earned four Grammy Awards, six WorldMusic Awards and an Ivor Novello, as well as an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe nomination.

 

Related Articles

Exclusive: Enya Returns With Brand New Album

The iconic Irish star and her team have been working quietly on a new record. Hot Press can confirm that it is finally ready to roll, with Warner Music handling the release... [updated with stream of first track 'Echoes in the Rain']

Read More

Song of the Decade: Enya, Only Time

She is one of the unsung heroes of Irish music.

Read More

Enya in new Japanese drama

A track from Enya's new album And Winter Came has been chosen to appear in a Japanese TV drama.

Read More

Enya takes charts by storm

Enya's album And Winter Came has taken the charts by storm all over the world, going Top 20 in no less than 21 countries, in its first three weeks on release.

Read More

And Winter Came

Despite the pressure of being a pop icon, Enya has developed a signature sound that comes through in this album but in a fresh way, sticking to her musical principles.

Read More

Ethereal Girl

To mark the release of her new album And Winter Came, Enya talks about quietly becoming a phenomenon and explains why it may at last be time to head out on the road.

Read More

Enya considers live shows

Enya could be set to perform in concert for the first time ever as she prepares to release her seventh studio album And Winter Came.

Read More

Enya pays tribute to Jimmy Faulkner on new album

Enya's new album And Winter Came will pay tribute to the late, great Irish guitarist Jimmy Faulkner in a track entitled 'My, My, Time Flies'.

Read More

Enya to star in Japanese Christmas TV special

Enya filmed an Irish-themed Christmas special for Japanese television network NTV in Dublin's Christchurch Cathedral today.

Read More

Enya awarded honorary doctorate

Enya has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland in Galway.

Read More

Enya flies Irish flag at Grammys

Snow Patrol and U2 may have gone home empty-handed, but there was much celebrating in the Enya camp last night as she picked up another ‘New Age Album’ Grammy for Amarantine.

Read More

Enya + U2 nominated for Grammys

Enya flies the Irish flag at the Grammys this year, as the world-renowned artiste is up for two awards.

Read More

Amarantine

Amarantine is Enya’s first full-length album in five years. Fans of the ethereal chanteuse will be thrilled with it – and, in this reviewer’s opinion, it’s her finest to date.

Read More

Enya confirms track-listing of her new album

Enya has confirmed the track-listing of her Amarantine album.

Read More

Enya back in action

Enya puts her recent stalker nightmare behind her with the November 18 release of Amarantine, her first album since 2000’s multi-platinum A Day Without Rain.

Read More

P.Diddy pays out for Enya sample

Enya's 1987 'Song of Boadicea' has received a new lease on life - and hefty renumeration - courtesy of it's sampling by P.Diddy protegee, Mario Winans

Read More

Put your money where your mouth is

2002's rock 'n' roll rich list revealed

Read More

Enya Best Of released

4 CD box set to hit the shelves for Christmas

Read More

A Day Without Rain

Five years since her last album and Enya produces a new one with all of thirty-seven minutes of fresh material. It isn’t exactly what you’d call an excess of productivity. The delicate instrumental title track that opens A Day Without Rain promises much in that it’s lead by a warm piano and features attractive widescreen strings.

Read More

Watermark

Watermark is reminiscent of lots of things - yet it's like nothing you've ever heard before. Traces of classical, traditional and rock are easy to spot but Enya and crew haven't been content to drink only from established sources - rather they've managed to come up with a potion all of their own.

Read More
 

Advertise With Us


For information including benefits, key facts, figures and rates for advertising with Hot Press, click below

Advertise

Find us elsewhere