On 13 March 2018, streaming giant Spotify launched in South Africa and thousands bought their subscriptions to the service. The response to Spotify’s South African launch has been incredible and now, the streaming giant has shared insight into what South Africans have been listening to on the platform since it’s inception earlier this year.

Data ranked based on number of streams, on Spotify, over the period 13 March – October 2018 reveal that Nasty C, AKA and Jeremy Loops were the most streamed artists on the platform over the eight-month period. However, while they are the most streamed artists on the platform, none of their songs made the top 10. GoldFish’s ‘Hold Your Kite (feat. Sorana)’ and Lady Zamar’s ‘Collide’ were the two local tracks with the top streams during the reported months.

The list looks as follows:

The top 10 local artist 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 local tracks 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

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