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Genre: modern enka

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Modern enka is a popular music genre in Japan that originated in the early 20th century. It is characterized by its melancholic and sentimental lyrics, accompanied by traditional Japanese instruments such as the shamisen and the accordion. Enka has evolved over the years, incorporating elements of pop and rock music, while still maintaining its traditional roots. Today, enka is performed by both male and female artists, and is enjoyed by a wide audience.

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Modern Enka genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1970s 7
1977 2
1978 3
1979 2
1980s 55
1981 4
1982 2
1983 2
1984 14
1985 4
1986 24
1987 1
1988 1
1989 3
1990s 41
1990 1
1991 2
1992 5
1993 7
1994 5
1995 2
1996 5
1997 4
1998 8
1999 2
2000s 125
2000 5
2001 6
2002 9
2003 2
2004 19
2005 14
2006 6
2007 10
2008 20
2009 34
2010s 525
2010 25
2011 14
2012 25
2013 19
2014 48
2015 75
2016 31
2017 111
2018 71
2019 106
2020s 611
2020 95
2021 123
2022 210
2023 173
2024 10
1364 releases

Popular modern enka Songs


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Most popular modern enka albums

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日野美歌全曲集 いのりうた
2017
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名唱コレクション 石川さゆり 時代の粋を唄う
2008
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カバーコレクション・シリーズ 八代亜紀~日本のポップスを唄う~
2014
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LOVE SONGS IV~逢いたくて 逢いたくて~
2013
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恋慕川
1994
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スーパーベスト・コレクション
2015
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マツケン・サンバ II
2004
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雪陽炎
2022
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唄女Ⅲ~昭和歌謡コレクション&阿久悠作品集 (通常盤)
2018
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演歌師セレクション
2014
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The BEST 24singles
2023
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五十周年記念アルバム
2012
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漁火街道~追憶編~
2019
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響 ~南部蝉しぐれ~
2013
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歌謡クラシックスII ~セルフカバーヒストリー~
2015
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三山ひろし 全曲集 ~お岩木山・人恋酒場~
2015

modern enka music by decade

Explore modern enka history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of modern enka artists

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

#namepopularityfollowers
1 41 103205
2 40 44529
3 39 63990
4 32 32529
5 33 15190
6 32 30920
7 32 13807
8 32 10123
9 31 15739
10 31 21139
11 29 12379
12 29 5998
13 29 6554
14 28 3437
15 26 12592
16 26 1864
17 25 4894
18 25 2248
19 24 21460
20 24 3268
21 24 9682
22 22 9752
23 19 6917
24 19 2693
25 16 1986
26 15 1536
27 15 1506
28 15 1471
29 15 3477
30 13 1385
31 10 2184
32 40 24693
33 34 26398
34 33 4226
35 29 6054
36 28 12733
37 27 8004
38 27 3515
39 27 4040
40 26 4372
41 22 1178
42 21 3230
43 20 2804
44 20 2499
45 20 1033
46 17 922
47 17 1645
48 16 1165
49 15 1540
50 15 1764
51 15 1478
52 13 459
53 13 1737
54 13 1228
55 13 941
56 13 1870
57 13 1682
58 12 843
59 12 659
60 12 401
61 12 832
62 12 1716
63 11 456
64 11 484
65 11 241
66 11 594
67 10 492
68 9 351
69 9 509
70 8 887
71 8 472
72 8 519
73 8 879
74 8 980
75 7 575
76 7 968
77 7 372
78 7 404
79 7 579
80 7 403
81 7 298
82 6 578
83 6 376
84 5 286
85 5 62
86 5 294
87 5 698
88 4 306
89 4 271
90 4 148
91 4 234
92 4 133
93 4 382
94 4 153
95 3 422
96 3 409
97 3 362
98 3 322
99 3 455
100 2 453

modern enka playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular modern enka music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.