Most-streamed local Spotify SA acts
Today, 13 March 2019 marks a year since Spotify launched in South Africa and the service has revealed that the most-streamed local artist by South African music fans is Nasty C, with Black Coffee second and AKA following closely at no. 3.
Top 10 local artists most-streamed by SA audiences since March 2018 launch
- Nasty C
- Black Coffee
- Mlindo The Vocalist
- Jeremy Loops
- Prince Kaybee
Black Coffee’s Drive (with David Guetta, featuring Delilah Montagu) — which has already amassed over 25m worldwide streams on Spotify for the radio-edit version — was the most-streamed local track by South Africans since launch, followed by Collide from Lady Zamar and with Fela In Versace from AKA in third spot.
Top 10 local tracks most-streamed by SA audiences since March 2018 launch
- Drive – Black Coffee ft. David Guetta, Delilah Montagu
- Collide – Lady Zamar
- Fela In Versace – AKA
- Banomoya – Busiswa, Prince Kaybee, TNS
- AmaBlesser (feat. DJ Maphorisa) – DJ Maphorisa, Mlindo The Vocalist
- Particula (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking&Jidenna) – Patoranking, Nasty C, Major Lazer, Ice Prince, DJ Maphorisa, Jidenna
- Hold Your Kite (feat. Sorana) – GoldFish, Sorana
- Bamthathile – Sun-El Musician, Mlindo The Vocalist
- King – Nasty C, A$AP Ferg
- iWalk Ye Phara – Moonchild Sanelly, K.O, Zulu Mkhathini, DJ Raybel, DJ Maphorisa
Pop continues to claim prominence as the top-streamed genre on local listeners’ playlists. However, local hip hop has also had a huge year on Spotify, with the likes of Nasty C and AKA making it onto Spotify’s top lists and playlists throughout the year, which could be attributed to fans wanting to get their hands on the much-anticipated albums “Strings and Bling” and “Touch My Blood”, respectively from each artist.
Says Claudius Boller, Spotify MD for the Middle East and Africa, “Our first year in SA has been extremely exciting and we have been thrilled by the response from music fans. Our launch in SA — our first African market — gave us the opportunity to offer local music fans access to a world of new music and genres, as well as giving local artists the opportunity to connect with a global audience of music fans on Spotify. We have had a fantastic first year in SA, and want to thank all of the artists, labels and music fans who have been on the journey with us so far. We are very excited about what the future holds.”
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