Enya, 44, who has sold tens of millions of albums of her songs worldwide, never goes on concert tours and makes only rare public appearances.
She lives a quiet life in the opulent village of Killiney, just south of Dublin, working on her intricately crafted CDs with a husband-and-wife team who provide lyrics and recording expertise.
She boasts a 9 million fortune and has sold more than 75 million albums, beating out the chart-topping boy band One Direction, the UK Sun reports.
But nobody — including neighbors, relatives and paparazzi — knows much about the oddball artist, who’s been seen leaving her Dublin home only twice in the past decade, the British tabloid reports. You wouldn’t go for a few pints with her,” a friend told The Sun, adding she comes off “serious and precious.” Her uncle Noel Duggan added, “We don’t see much of her. She is a recluse.” Cats are her closest companions, in part because men find her “dark and difficult,” she once said, according to The Sun.
Few artist can claim such a monumental catalog of songs that are honestly beloved the world around.
Most artist who can claim this are generally Rock, Pop, or Country music stars.
A week earlier there had been another break-in, after which Irish police arrested a man, said to be English.
To keep her creative juices pure, she refuses to listen to music made by any other artists.
She won’t go on tour or respond to fan letters and spends nearly every waking moment with an elderly married couple with whom she makes her music, The Sun reports.
The entertainer locked herself in a "panic room" and activated a panic button after discovering that a man had made his way through the castle's defences.
The intruder, who tied up a maid during the two-hour incident, made his escape before police arrived.
Enya spends months on every detail of her songs, some of which are overdubbed with vocals more than 500 times.