Nasty C. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Here Are The 10 Most Streamed South African Songs and Artists on Spotify

Nasty C is the most streamed South African artist on Spotify.

Spotify launched in South Africa on the 13th of March. The streaming platform recently revealed what songs and artists South Africans are streaming. No South African song or artist cracks the overall top 10 most streamed songs and artists. The list is dominated by international pop stars, with Drake being the most streamed artist, and his viral hit "God's Plan" being the most streamed song.


South African rap superstar Nasty C is the artist of choice for South African Spotify users, as he is the most streamed artist. The most streamed South African song is "Hold Your Kite" by the pop/electronic group Goldfish.

Below are all the full lists of most streamed songs and artists:

The top 10 South African artists most streamed by South African audiences since launch

1.Nasty C

2.AKA

3.Jeremy Loops

4.GoldFish

5.SnotKop

6.Shekhinah

7.Joyous Celebration

8.Sun-EL Musician

9.DJ Maphorisa

10.Fokofpolisiekar


The top 10 South African songs most streamed by South African audiences since launch

1.GoldFish "Hold Your Kite" (feat. Sorana)

2.Lady Zamar "Collide"

3.Mlindo The Vocalist "AmaBlesser" (feat. DJ Maphorisa)

4.Sun-EL Musician "Bamthathile"

5.Kwesta "Spirit" (feat.Wale)

6.Shekhinah "Suited"

7.Black Coffee "Drive" (feat. David Guetta)

8.Shekhinah "Please Mr"

9.DJ Maphorisa & DJ Raybel "iWalk Ye Phara" (feat. Moonchild Sanelly, K.O & Zulu Mkhathini)

10.Dlala Mshunqisi, Distruction Boyz & DJ Tira "Pakisha"


The top 10 artists most streamed by South African audiences since launch

1.Drake

2.Post Malone

3.XXXTENTACION

4.Ed Sheeran

5.Kanye West

6.J. Cole

7.Eminem

8.Khalid

9.The Weeknd

10.Maroon 5


The top 10 songs most streamed by South African audiences since launch

1.Drake "God's Plan"

2.XXXTentacion "SAD!"

3.Drake "In My Feelings"

4.Khalid "Love Lies (with Normani)"

5.Post Malone "Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)"

6.Drake "Nice For What"

7.Post Malone "Better Now"

8.5 Seconds of Summer "Young Blood"

9.Post Malone "Rockstar"

10.Maroon 5 (feat. Cardi B) "Girls Like You"

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Adekunle Gold achieves an artistic freedom that most mainstream artists don't have through a smooth balance of introspection and club bangers.

A few years ago, Adekunle Gold broke out into the scene with a refreshing way of carrying himself, presenting his art and speaking his truth with music. His debut single "Sade" started this journey of chart topping releases, sold out shows, and the constantly evolving sound that graces African airwaves. Gold's self assurance made him stand out from the very beginning, as his sound was delivered with intent, compassion, and stuffed with personal truths.

Not many artists are willing to try new things with their music, and in order to maintain mainstream success, some cling to one sound, one image and direction often crafted from fragments of their first hit. These artists get stuck trying to recreate a capsule in time, while true artists are open to the dynamic of change, and the necessity of renewal.

Adekunle Gold is one of a handful in his profession who draws on a spectrum of experiences to make honest music which is consistent with the self-revelations of a growing man. This has become his biggest strength, allowing him to craft contemplative songs like "Sade" and "Oreke" and still create afropop magic like "Something Different"

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