Enigma: MCMXC a.D.
about this album:
MCMXC a.D. (1990 in Roman numerals followed by a seemingly incorrect abbreviation of “Anno Domini”) is a concept album created by the musical project Enigma, spearheaded by Michael Cretu.
It was Enigma’s debut album and one of the most influential albums ever produced in the New Age genre. The project’s popularity soon soared beyond Cretu’s expectations after the album’s launch, as it reached number 1 position in charts of 41 countries.
Four singles were excerpted from this album: “Sadeness (Part I)”, “Principles of Lust”, “Mea Culpa (Part II)” and “The Rivers of Belief”. “Sadeness” and MCMXC a.D. itself hit No. 1 on the UK singles and albums charts respectively on its UK debut in January 1991. On the U.S. market
“Sadeness (Part I)” reached fifth place on the Billboard Hot 100 and MCMXC a.D. made sixth place on the Billboard 200 and remained in the charts for a total of 282 weeks.