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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