Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. It's the second career No. Additionally, as Enigma often straddles the line between ambient electronic and new age music, Rebel starts at No. That set, driven by unlikely crossover smash "Sadeness Part 1," hit No.
For many people, Enigma are something of an enigma. Yet the man behind Enigma, Romanian-born Michael Cretu, had released a number of albums under his own name, although none had really had any impact. Studios in Ibiza, Spain, where he both wrote and produced the album.
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Enigma is a German musical project founded in by Romanian-German musician and producer Michael Cretu. The album remains Enigma's biggest, helped by the international hit single, " Sadeness Part I ", which sold 12 million units alone. Enigma's fourth album The Screen Behind the Mirror started a slight departure from the previous world music themes towards a heavier electronic atmosphere. This evolution culminated with Voyageur , its fifth and more pop-based album, and A Posteriori , a work inspired by the future collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies , with distinct operatic tones and an electronic spectrum closer to Voyageur than the earlier releases. Enigma has sold over 8. The project has also received three Grammy Award nominations. By the late s, Romanian -born German musician and producer Michael Cretu had collaborated with several musicians, produced albums recorded by his then-wife, German pop singer Sandra , and released solo albums under his name for Polydor and Virgin Records , to varying levels of commercial success across Europe.