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.
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.