Here Are the Most Streamed Local Songs and Albums in South Africa

Local beats are lekker! 🔥

South Africans have great taste in music. It’s just a fact, fam. No, seriously, we actually have the stats to back it up! Spotify recently shared the top artists and tracks as streamed by South African audiences*, and they are fire.

The clear front-runner for the most streamed artist was Canadian superstar Drake, with his global hit In My Feelings. However, 2018 has also truly been a lekker year for local artists, both in South Africa and abroad.

Mzansi Music On Top

Mzansi icon AKA took the number one spot with his hit single Fela In Versace, a true banger that also graced Spotify’s African Heat global playlist. Other local bops included Lady Zamar’s Collide, Mlindo The Vocalist’s AmaBlesser (featuring DJ Maphorisa), and Suited and Please Mr from Shekhinah.

Black Coffee’s recently released Drive (featuring David Guetta) has also proven a firm favourite and is expected to continue its meteoric climb of 2018’s most streamed songs as the festive season approaches.

Photo: @akaworldwide

Your Ultimate Spotify Playlist

With all these hits to choose from, creating a summer party playlist should be easy. And as every amateur DJ knows, the right beat could make or break a party. In the spirit of summer fun, Spotify recently asked fans to share which artists and songs they’ll be rocking out to this festive season. Check out the fire faves below:

Discover New Faves

Still looking for some summer hits? Head over to Spotify for some beat inspo. With regularly updated top hits playlists and a personalised Discover Weekly playlist, your new fave is just a click away.

*Data was ranked based on a number of streams on Spotify, over the period 13 March – 31 October 2018

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This post was sponsored by Spotify.

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