- Spotify South Africa turns one year old today
- Nasty C, DJ Black Coffee and AKA make up the top three streamed local artists on Spotify SA since it launched
- The online music platform thanked users for their support and for helping local artists grow on an international platform
It was in March 2018 that Mzansi was gifted with the powers of Spotify. In celebration of their first anniversary in South Africa, Spotify shared its top streamed artists and Black Coffee, AKA and Nasty C came out on top.
Spotify is the largest global music streaming service available. Having Spoity come to SA gave local artists a new platform to share their music as well as make it a whole lot easier for the public to hear it.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Nasty C was the most streamed local artist in Mzansi with Black Coffee coming in second and AKA in third.
Nasty C has been dubbed the king of Spotify SA as he is the most streamed local artist. His track, Particula, featuring DJ Maphorisa, Ice Prince, and Patoranking & Jidenna, came in on the top in number six on the top 10 local tracks streamed on Spotify SA.
Black Coffee, as always, knocked it out of the park. Not only did his track Drive with David Guetta, featuring Delilah Montagu, come in at number one on the top 10 local tracks streamed on Spotify SA, it has also been streamed over 25 million times just on Spotify, worldwide. What a wow!
Claudius Boller, Spotify’s Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa, thanked all the SA users for their support over the last year and stated that their ‘first year in South Africa has been extremely exciting’.
Here is the full top 10 list for both artists and tracks:
The top 10 local artists most streamed by South African audiences since launch in March 2018
1. Nasty C
2. Black Coffee
6. Mlindo The Vocalist
7. Jeremy Loops
10. Prince Kaybee
The top 10 local tracks most streamed by South African audiences since launch in March 2018
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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