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Apple Music celebrates Heritage Day by announcing Mzansi’s Most Streamed Artists of All-Time

Apple Music is celebrating the most streamed Mzansi artists, albums and songs on the platform since its launch over 6 years ago in honour of South Africa’s Heritage Day.

Kabza De Small is the Most Streamed South African Artist, while Elaine’s chart-topping debut EP, Elements, claims the Most Streamed South African Album and the No.1 smash “Drive” by Black Coffee and David Guetta feat. Delilah Montagu is the Most Streamed South African Song.

In addition to this, Shazam has also released the Most Shazamed South African Artists and Songs of All-Time. Kabza De Small again takes the top artist spot and “LiYoshona” by Kwiish SA feat. Njelic, MalumNator & De Mthuda is the most Shazamed song.

From Amapiano, to Hip Hop, to Gospel, to Afrikaans Rock, below are the Top 10 artists, albums and releases that South Africans enjoy on repeat.

Most Streamed South African Artists of All-Time

  1. Kabza De Small
  2. DJ Maphorisa
  3. Nasty C
  4. Joyous Celebration
  5. Spoegwolf
  6. AKA
  7. A-Reece
  8. Black Coffee
  9. Sjava
  10. Cassper Nyovest


Most Streamed South African Albums of All-Time

  1. Elaine – Elements
  2. Kabza De Small – I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust
  3. Nasty C – Strings and Blings
  4. Mlindo The Vocalist – Emakhaya
  5. Samthing Soweto – Isphithiphithi
  6. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa – The Return of the Scorpion Kings
  7. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa – Scorpion Kings
  8. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa – Scorpion Kings Live
  9. Sjava – Umqhele
  10. AKA – Touch My Blood

Most Streamed South African Songs of All-Time

  1. Black Coffee & David Guetta feat. Delilah Montagu – Drive
  2. Elaine – You’re The One
  3. Samthing Soweto feat. Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small – Akulaleki
  4. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa feat Aymos, Samthing Soweto, Myztro – eMcimbini
  5. Shekhinah – Suited
  6. DJ Zinhle feat. Mvzzle & Rethabile – Umlilo
  7. Busta 929 & Mpura feat. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du – Umsebenzi Wethu
  8. Goldfish feat. Diamond Thug – Deep of the Night
  9. AKA feat. Kiddominant – Fela In Versace
  10. Sun-El Musician & Ami Faku – Into Ingawe

Most Shazamed South African Artists of All-Time

  1. Kabza De Small
  2. DJ Maphorisa
  3. Mr JazziQ
  4. De Mthuda
  5. Busta 929
  6. Sir Trill
  7. Cassper Nyovest
  8. DJ Tira
  9. Reece Madlisa
  10. Mpura

Most Shazamed South African Songs of All-Time

  1. Kwiish SA feat. Njelic, MalumNator & De Mthuda – “LiYoshona”
  2. Musa Keys feat. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakazi – “Vula Mlomo”
  3. Busta 929 & Mpura feat. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du & Reece Madlisa – “Umsebenzi Wethu”
  4. Soa Mattrix & Soulful G feat. Shaun 101 – “uThando”
  5. Mthandazo Gatya feat. DJ Manzo SA & Comado – “Senzeni”
  6. Boohle feat. Njelic, Ntokzin & De Mthuda – “Wamuhle”
  7. Elaine – “You’re the One”
  8. DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU feat. Sir Trill, Daliwonga & Kabza De Small – “Banyana”
  9. Black Coffee & David Guetta feat. Delilah Montagu – “Drive”
  10. De Mthuda feat. Sir Trill & Da Muziqal Chef – “John Wick”