It has been an exciting year since the launch of Spotify in South Africa, and now the streaming service has revealed its list of most-streamed local artists + most-streamed local songs.
Spotify was launched in South Africa back in March 2018.
At its launch, South Africa joined 64 other countries already enjoying the Spotify experience, which over the last year has grown to an impressive 79 countries, including the Middle East and North Africa and India, offering a global community of over 200 million music fans, access to more than 40 million tracks and an extensive range of three billion+ local and international playlists.
Today, on its first birthday, Spotify can reveal that the most-streamed local artist by South African music fans since our launch is Nasty C. Black Coffee was the second most-streamed local artist in South Africa, closely followed by AKA at number three.
Black Coffee’s Drive (with David Guetta, featuring Delilah Montagu) – which has already amassed over 25 million 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 with Fela In Versace from AKA in third spot.
Here are the two lists shared below:
The top 10 local artists most streamed since launch:
1. Nasty C
2. Black Coffee
6. Mlindo The Vocalist
7. Jeremy Loops
10. Prince Kaybee
The top 10 local tracks most streamed since launch:
1. Drive – Black Coffee ft. David Guetta, Delilah Montagu
2. Collide – Lady Zamar
3. Fela In Versace – AKA
4. Banomoya – Busiswa, Prince Kaybee, TNS
5. AmaBlesser (feat. DJ Maphorisa) – DJ Maphorisa, Mlindo The Vocalist
6. Particula (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna) – Patoranking, Nasty C, Major Lazer, Ice Prince, DJ Maphorisa, Jidenna
7. Hold Your Kite (feat. Sorana) – GoldFish, Sorana
8. Bamthathile – Sun-El Musician, Mlindo The Vocalist
9. King – Nasty C, A$AP Ferg
10. iWalk Ye Phara – Moonchild Sanelly, K.O, Zulu Mkhathini, DJ Raybel, DJ Maphorisa
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