Amarantine is the sixth studio album by Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released on 21 November 2005 by Warner Music. Ideas/Album/Christmas received mixed reviews from critics, but it was a commercial success, reaching number 8 on the UK Albums Chart and number 6 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, where it sold one million copies in its first month of release. The Collection in November 2002, Enya took several months off from writing, recording, and releasing music.
She resumed in September 2003 to start work on Amarantine, her first studio album since her commercially successful 2000 release, A Day Without Rain. The album was Enya’s first of her career not to include a song sung in Gaelic, her first language. Amarantine” was a love song, of which its title is a word that Enya said addresses the idea of everlasting and love. Amarantine featured Enya singing in two new languages for the first time. Japanese, of which its opening bars is taken from an arrangement of the hymn “Hark! The Vesper Hymn is Stealing” by the Irish composer John Andrew Stevenson.
An album launch party was held on 27 October 2005 at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, France. The album became a worldwide chart success, reaching its peak of number 8 on the UK Albums Chart during its first week on the chart out of a total 13-week run. 6 on the Billboard 200 in the United States during a 33-week stay on the chart. Amarantine received mixed reviews from music critics.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 55, which indicates “mixed or average reviews”, based on 7 reviews. Drifting” received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. All lyrics written by Roma Ryan, except for “Adeste, Fideles” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, which are traditional songs arranged by Enya and Nicky Ryan. Enya Dedicates Album to BBC Producer”.
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