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Genre: enka

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Enka is a traditional Japanese music genre that originated in the early 20th century. It is characterized by its melancholic and sentimental lyrics, which often revolve around themes of love, loss, and nostalgia. Enka music is typically accompanied by a slow, melodic instrumental arrangement, featuring instruments such as the shamisen, accordion, and piano. The genre has remained popular in Japan, with many artists achieving commercial success and becoming cultural icons.


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List of enka artists

Here is a list of enka artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the enka genre. You can find out what enka genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 40 38422
2 39 98642
3 29 30353
4 33 55174
5 32 8109
6 32 13661
7 30 11504
8 29 29599
9 29 14077
10 29 17837
11 27 5865
12 27 10477
13 25 11192
14 25 3066
15 24 1512
16 23 8592
17 23 2379
18 23 1671
19 22 4489
20 22 5624
21 21 20119
22 21 9171
23 21 5926
24 35 8732
25 16 1228
26 18 2110
27 18 2750
28 39 118250
29 37 37312
30 28 24150
31 37 27655
32 35 48944
33 35 32844
34 24 5370
35 24 3736
36 33 33789
37 33 23671
38 32 22779
39 23 27663
40 32 25774
41 32 19415
42 31 17446
43 31 22553
44 27 16002
45 30 22636
46 29 7356
47 20 5532
48 28 6962
49 29 7486
50 25 12549
51 25 6224
52 25 25201
53 29 7070
54 28 10077
55 28 13847
56 28 10528
57 27 8148
58 27 15401
59 27 5598
60 27 11988
61 17 1133
62 23 9690
63 26 5052
64 23 5465
65 26 7624
66 16 2150
67 25 9218
68 24 7721
69 24 2030
70 24 3323
71 24 14072
72 23 1226
73 19 8344
74 23 5511
75 22 2056
76 22 7649
77 22 2558
78 22 1631
79 22 5632
80 22 3240
81 21 3602
82 21 4733
83 21 4295
84 21 732
85 21 4081
86 21 3775
87 21 2004
88 20 3402
89 17 1972
90 20 2222
91 20 6652
92 19 182
93 19 3608
94 18 2365
95 18 59
96 17 651
97 17 240
98 17 936
99 16 1255
100 16 424

enka playlist created by Chosic

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