What South Africans listened to on Spotify in 2019

As 2019 draws to a close it’s time to reflect on the past 12 months. To that end a number of recaps, reviews and best of lists have begun doing the rounds, and the latest one comes from Spotify highlighting what local listeners enjoyed during the year.

This has become a bit of a recent tradition from Spotify ever since it launched in South Africa a couple of years ago, and globally as many as 248 million people made use of the music streaming platform.

This yearly recap, titled Wrapped by Spotify, saw Post Malone dominate in 2019 and being named the most streamed artist of the year. He was followed by the likes of Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande.

Shifting focus locally Khalid was the most streamed artist by South African Spotify users, with Post Malone and Drake coming in at second and third respectively.

Along with listing the top streamed artists, Spotify is also readying to roll out personalised playlists for users once again. Currently inactive, the platform’s Wrapped website will be populated with uniquely curated playlists in the coming days.

The top streamed artists and categories for SA are as follows:

Most Streamed Artists in South Africa

  1. Khalid
  2. Post Malone
  3. Drake
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. Billie Eilish
  6. Ariana Grande
  7. Chris Brown
  8. The Chainsmokers
  9. Beyoncé
  10. J. Cole

Most Streamed Tracks in South Africa

  1. “Sunflower” – Post Malone, Swae Lee
  2. “I Don’t Care” – Ed Shereen and Justin Bieber
  3. “Eastside” – Halsey, Khalid, benny blanco
  4. “bad guy” – Billie Eilish
  5. “wow” – Post Malone
  6. “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X
  7. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  8. “Happier” – Bastille, Marshmello
  9. “Someone You Loved” – Lewis Capaldi
  10. “7 Rings” – Ariana Grande

Most Streamed Albums – in South Africa

  1. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
  3. Free Spirit – Khalid
  4. No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
  5. thank u, next  – Ariana Grande
  6. Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
  7. beerbongs & bentley’s – Post Malone
  8. 7 EP – Lil Nas X
  9. Indigo (Extended) – Chris Brown
  10. Scorpion – Drake

Most Streamed Female Artists in South Africa

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Beyoncé
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Halsey
  6. Camila Cabello
  7. Rihanna
  8. Nicki Minaj
  9. Cardi B
  10. Bebe Rexha

Most Streamed South African Artists in South Africa

  1. Kabza Da Small
  2. DJ Maphorisa
  3. Nasty C
  4. Prince Kaybee
  5. Spoegwolf
  6. Black Coffee
  7. Joyous Celebration
  8. Sjava
  9. Snotkop
  10. AKA

Most Streamed South African Tracks in South Africa

  1. “Drive” – Black Coffee, David Guetta, Delilah Montagu
  2. “Fetch Your Life” (Edit) – Prince Kaybee, Msaki
  3. “Dames” – Biggy
  4. “Amantombazane” – DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Mfr Souls, Samthing Soweto
  5. “Akulaleki” – DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Samthing Soweto, Sha Sha
  6. “Vula Vala” – DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Nokwazi, Vigro Deep
  7. “SMA” – Nasty C, Rowlene
  8. “Kokota” – Bizizi, KayGee DaKing, Killer Kau
  9. “Gugulethu” – Afro Brothers, Indlovukazi, Prince Kaybee, Supta
  10. “Whipped” – Nasty C, Shekhinah, Tellaman

 Most Streamed South African Albums in South Africa

  1. “Re Mmino” – Prince Kaybee
  2. “Scorpion Kings” – Kabza Da Small, DJ Maphorisa
  3. “Emakhaya” – Mlindo The Vocalist
  4. “Strings And Bling” – Nasty C
  5. “Umqhele” – Sjava
  6. “Isphithiphithi” – Samthing Soweto
  7. “Koma” – Spoegwolf
  8. “Die Platinum Reeks” – Snotkop
  9. “Africa To The World” – Sun-El Musician
  10. “Alles Van Die Beste” – Die Heuwels Fanstasties

Most Streamed South African Female Artists in South Africa

  1. Shekhinah
  2. Lady Zamar
  3. Karen Zoid
  4. Simmy
  5. Juanita Du Plessis
  6. Ami Faku
  7. Lebo Sekgobela
  8. Zonke
  9. Sho Madjozi
  10. Karlien Van Jaarsveld

Most Streamed South African Male Artists in South Africa

  1. Kabza Da Small
  2. DJ Maphorisa
  3. Nasty C
  4. Prince Kaybee
  5. Spoegwolf
  6. Black Coffee
  7. Sjava
  8. Snotkop
  9. Mlindo The Vocalist
  10. AKA

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