The Most Famous

SINGERS from Estonia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Estonian Singers. The pantheon dataset contains 3,541 Singers, 22 of which were born in Estonia. This makes Estonia the birth place of the 34th most number of Singers behind Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Estonian Singers of all time. This list of famous Estonian Singers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Estonian Singers.

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1. Ivo Linna (1949 - )

With an HPI of 57.39, Ivo Linna is the most famous Estonian Singer.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages on wikipedia.

Ivo Linna (born 12 June 1949 in Kuressaare) is an Estonian singer.

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2. Silvi Vrait (1951 - 2013)

With an HPI of 57.06, Silvi Vrait is the 2nd most famous Estonian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Silvi Vrait (28 April 1951 – 28 June 2013) was an Estonian singer and music teacher.

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3. Anne Veski (1956 - )

With an HPI of 56.02, Anne Veski is the 3rd most famous Estonian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Anne Veski (born Anne Vaarmann; 27 February 1956) is an Estonian pop singer who has recorded music in both her native language as well as Russian.

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4. Tanel Padar (1980 - )

With an HPI of 52.22, Tanel Padar is the 4th most famous Estonian Singer.  His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

Tanel Padar (born 27 October 1980) is an Estonian singer and songwriter. He is best known internationally for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. Padar became famous by winning the Kaks takti ette, a biennial televised competition for young Estonian singers, in 1999.

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5. Stig Rästa (1980 - )

With an HPI of 50.35, Stig Rästa is the 5th most famous Estonian Singer.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Raul-Stig Rästa (born 24 February 1980) is an Estonian singer and songwriter who, along with singer Elina Born, represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Goodbye to Yesterday". He co-wrote the song "Play" by Jüri Pootsmann, which represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. He competed by himself in Eesti Laul 2018 with the song Home.

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6. Eda-Ines Etti (1981 - )

With an HPI of 50.21, Eda-Ines Etti is the 6th most famous Estonian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

Eda-Ines Etti ([ˈɛdɑ ˈinɛs ˈɛtːi], born 26 May 1981 in Haapsalu) is a singer, actress and celebrity in Estonia, also known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. Under her abbreviated stage name Ines, she was Estonia's representative for the contest in Sweden. Her song "Once in a Lifetime" received 4th place in the contest.

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7. Maarja-Liis Ilus (1980 - )

With an HPI of 50.01, Maarja-Liis Ilus is the 7th most famous Estonian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Maarja-Liis Ilus, sometimes better known by her performing name Maarja (born 24 December 1980) is an Estonian pop musician. She has represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest twice. She was only 15 when she participated in the 1996 contest.

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8. Piret Järvis (1984 - )

With an HPI of 49.57, Piret Järvis is the 8th most famous Estonian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Piret Järvis (born 6 February 1984 in Tallinn) is an Estonian television host and a former singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the popular girl group Vanilla Ninja.Born to Maire and Enno Järvis she has an older sister and a younger brother. After graduating high school she entered International University of Concordia where she was majoring in Media and Public Relations. Later she continued to study journalism at the University of Tartu. She was one of the four members to form Vanilla Ninja in 2002 and wrote lyrics for the song "Club Kung Fu", that made Vanilla Ninja well known in Estonia. She continued as a lyricist for many of the band's songs like "Birds Of Peace", "I Don't Care at All", "Black Symphony" etc. Although she initially played a more 'background' role in the group, she featured heavily on their 2005 album Blue Tattoo due to Maarja Kivi (the former lead singer) leaving in 2004. Järvis often acted as the spokesperson for the group in interviews, and on numerous occasions has been dubbed as the best looking and most stylish member. In 2005 she was voted Estonia's sexiest woman of the year by the readers of Estonia's best-selling gossip magazine "Kroonika". Järvis gave out the Estonian votes in Eurovision 2011, which mathematically confirmed Azerbaijan's first victory in the competition. She has worked for different Estonian TV channels since 2002, including TV3, MTV Baltics, and is currently a host and a journalist at the Estonian Public Broadcasting. She has hosted shows such as "Pealtnägija", "Eesti Laul", "Jõulutunnel", "Terevisioon" etc.

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9. Birgit Õigemeel (1988 - )

With an HPI of 49.47, Birgit Õigemeel is the 9th most famous Estonian Singer.  Her biography has been translated into 63 different languages.

Birgit Sarrap (née Õigemeel, born 24 September 1988), also known as simply Birgit, is an Estonian singer. Õigemeel rose to prominence in 2007 after winning the first season of Eesti otsib superstaari, the Estonian version of Idol. Her debut self-titled studio album was later released in 2008. Õigemeel has gone on to release four other studio albums in her career. Õigemeel represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Et uus saaks alguse" after winning Eesti Laul 2013. She qualified for the grand final, where she placed 20th.

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10. Koit Toome (1979 - )

With an HPI of 49.46, Koit Toome is the 10th most famous Estonian Singer.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Koit Toome (born 3 January 1979), is an Estonian singer and musical actor. He has twice represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1998 he finished 12th with the song "Mere lapsed". In 2017 he sang a duet with Laura Põldvere, entitled Verona.

Pantheon has 22 people classified as singers born between 1949 and 1994. Of these 22, 21 (95.45%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living singers include Ivo Linna, Anne Veski, and Tanel Padar. The most famous deceased singers include Silvi Vrait.

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