King of amapiano bags SA’s top spot

DJ Kabza De Small, the king of amapiano, is the most streamed South African artist of 2020.

Spotify South Africa announced their annual lists of the most streamed artists, songs and albums this week.

Kabza, whose real name is Kabelo Motha, was followed by DJ Maphorisa and Nasty C.

R&B singer Elaine was the top woman artist, coming in sixth overall while her hit sensation, You’re The One, is the most streamed South African song on the platform.

The song surpassed songs beat eMcimbini (Live) by Aymos, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Mas Musiq, Myztro, Samthing Soweto and Jerusalema (feat.Nomcebo Zikode) by Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode. 

Her single Risky also cracked the top five most streamed SA songs.

Other women to do well included Ami Faku, Demi Lee Moore, Sha Sha and Juanita du Plessis.

Nasty C tops the list of the most streamed South African hip-hop artists and occupies the third spot on the most streamed South African hip-hop artists overall while his album Zulu Man With Some Power is among the most streamed albums.

Also in the top 10 for all categories of artists are Spoegwolf, Snotkop and Bok van Blerk at number 10.

Globally, the most streamed artist was the Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny.

The Latin Grammy winner and hitmaker, who released a new album last week, leads a top five list that also includes Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD and The Weeknd.

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