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The 20 Best Amapiano Songs of 2021 So Far

The best amapiano songs of the year so far featuring De Mthuda, Kwiish SA, Mr JazziQ, DBN Gogo, Focalistic and more.

Ending off 2020 on a high, amapiano has continued its dominance over the past six months. Whether it be streaming services, social media, radio, television and other platforms, there's simply no escaping the genre.

Amapiano producers and artists are always at work, dropping hits, and are currently the most booked in the country, despite the pandemic and its regulations on public events. Streaming data and charts also show that amapiano is the most streamed genre at the moment. A majority of the 10 most streamed South African songs of 2021 by the country's youth on Spotify were amapiano.

There's been growth in global interest on the genre. More artists and producers, outside the genre and South Africa, have dabbled and incorporated the elements of the sound into their music. Amapiano artists and deejays are getting gigs across the continent.

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