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Enka artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good enka bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top enka bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Enka groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all enka bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest enka bands of all time, since the most famous enka artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best enka music.

You can click on the enka band names to see more information about that particular notable enka group. If they're near the top of the best enka artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top enka bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the enka band names themselves.

Examples include Marty Friedman and Miyuki Nakajima. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top. Not a fan of Ringo Sheena or Yuko Nakazawa? Them vote them down!

All important, significant and iconic names in enka music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new enka bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of enka, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into enka music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good enka bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent enka bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best enka bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest enka musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular enka bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Hibari Misora is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Hibari Misora Kayōkyoku, Enka, Jazz

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Sayuri Ishikawa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Fuyumi Sakamoto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Fuyumi Sakamoto Rock music, Enka

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Hiroshi Itsuki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Hiroshi Itsuki Pop music, Enka

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Takashi Hosokawa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Aki Yashiro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Aki Yashiro Kayōkyoku, Enka, Jazz

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Miyuki Nakajima is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Miyuki Nakajima Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Rimi Natsukawa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Rimi Natsukawa Folk music, J-pop, Enka

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Jero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Jero Enka

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Chiemi Eri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Chiemi Eri Pop music, Kayōkyoku, Enka

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Shinichi Mori is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Shinichi Mori Pop music, Folk music, Kayōkyoku

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Michiya Mihashi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Saburō Kitajima is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Naomi Chiaki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Naomi Chiaki Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Keiko Fuji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Keiko Fuji Pop music, Enka

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Hachiro Kasuga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Hideo Murata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Hideo Murata Rōkyoku, Enka

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Mina Aoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Mina Aoe Enka, Jazz

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Kiyoshi Hikawa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Kiyoshi Hikawa Pop music, Kayōkyoku, Enka

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Chiyoko Shimakura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Ringo Sheena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Ringo Sheena Hip hop music, Rock music, Kayōkyoku

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Shingo Murakami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Shingo Murakami Pop music, Enka

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Yuko Nakazawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Yuko Nakazawa J-pop, Enka

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Sarbjit Singh Chadha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Subaru Shibutani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Subaru Shibutani Pop music, J-pop, Enka

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Naoko Ken is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Naoko Ken Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Enka

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Shiro Miya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Shiro Miya Enka

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Yoshio Tabata is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Yoshio Tabata Ryūkōka, Enka

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Yū Aku is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Yū Aku Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Kaori Iida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Kaori Iida J-pop, Enka

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Masao Koga is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Masao Koga Ryūkōka, Enka

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Maya Sakura is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Kanjani Eight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Kanjani Eight Pop music, Rock music, Enka

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You Yokoyama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Enka Artists
You Yokoyama Pop music, Enka

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Kiyoshi Maekawa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Kiyoshi Maekawa Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Eiko Segawa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Yuki Maeda is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Yuki Maeda Enka

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Shinobu Otowa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Enka Artists

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Akira Fuse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Akira Fuse Kayōkyoku, Enka

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Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Fi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Kayōkyoku

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Marty Friedman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Enka Artists
Marty Friedman Glam metal, J-pop, Heavy metal