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Yiannis Chryssomallis (Greek: Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης, born November 14, 1954), known professionally as Yanni (listen; ), is a Greek-American composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer. Yanni continues to use the musical shorthand that he developed as a child, blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. Although this genre of music was not well suited for commercial pop radio and music television, Yanni received international recognition by producing concerts at historic monuments and by producing videos that were broadcast on public television. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yanni has received more than 3,275,426 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Yanni is the 210th most popular musician (up from 225th in 2019), the 243rd most popular biography from Greece (up from 248th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Musician.

Yanni is most famous for his New Age piano music.

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Among musicians, Yanni ranks 210 out of 2,675Before him are Clara Haskil, György Cziffra, Jean-Marie Leclair, Brian Eno, Lalo Schifrin, and Ronnie Wood. After him are Joni Mitchell, Bernard Haitink, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Romano Mussolini, Lucio Dalla, and Mauro Giuliani.

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Among people born in 1954, Yanni ranks 33Before him are Serzh Sargsyan, Dennis Quaid, Carlos Ghosn, Halimah Yacob, Velupillai Prabhakaran, and Jim Belushi. After him are Condoleezza Rice, Ron Howard, Rene Russo, Bernard Hinault, Andrej Babiš, and Paolo Gentiloni.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Yanni ranks 243 out of 855Before him are Anaxandridas II (-565), Stilpo (-359), Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Philostratus (170), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), and Caranus of Macedon (-900). After him are Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701), Katina Paxinou (1900), Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Phocion (-402), Euphronios (-520), and Theodore Stratelates (281).

Among MUSICIANS In Greece

Among musicians born in Greece, Yanni ranks 1After him are Tommy Lee (1962), Markos Vamvakaris (1905), Gina Bachauer (1913), Leonidas Kavakos (1967), Steve Angello (1982), and Gus G (1980).

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