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Yiannis Chryssomallis (Greek: Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης; born November 14, 1954), known professionally as Yanni ( (listen) YAH-nee), 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 3,703,668 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Yanni is the 241st most popular musician (down from 210th in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 243rd in 2019) and the most popular Greek Musician.

Yanni is most famous for his New Age piano music.

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  • 43

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  • 6.28

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  • 3.66

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Among musicians, Yanni ranks 241 out of 2,662Before him are Mauro Giuliani, Louis Vierne, Steve Harris, Karl Jenkins, Mike Portnoy, and Narciso Yepes. After him are Abdel Halim Hafez, Valery Gergiev, Eddie Van Halen, Heinrich Neuhaus, Gianna Nannini, and Franz Berwald.

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Among people born in 1954, Yanni ranks 43Before him are Ray Liotta, Ron Howard, Carlos Ghosn, Jorge Jesus, João Lourenço, and Sezen Aksu. After him are Prayut Chan-o-cha, Paolo Gentiloni, David Grossman, Gianna Nannini, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, and François Fillon.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Yanni ranks 272 out of 936Before him are Alexandros Papagos (1883), Theaetetus (-417), Arsinoe I (-305), Callias II (-515), Conon (-401), and Euphronios (-520). After him are Andreas Palaiologos (1453), Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (1903), Phaedo of Elis (-401), Andocides (-440), Pausanias of Sparta (null), and Constantine Kanaris (1793).

Among MUSICIANS In Greece

Among musicians born in Greece, Yanni ranks 1After him are Tommy Lee (1962), Markos Vamvakaris (1905), Gina Bachauer (1913), Nikos Xilouris (1936), Leonidas Kavakos (1967), Steve Angello (1982), and Gus G (1980).

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