Happy first birthday, Spotify South Africa
Hip Hip Hooray, Spotify South Africa!
It has been an exciting year since the much-anticipated launch of Spotify – the largest global music streaming service – into South Africa, which made browsing, discovering and sharing music easier than ever before for local music fans.
Spotify received a hugely positive response from South Africa music fans on its launch, who were attracted by Spotify’s depth of catalogue, 3 billion playlists and its unique personalisation features, such as Discover Weekly and Daily Mix. And, upon its arrival into the market, Spotify became a very important strategic partner for South African artists and the local music industry.
Spotify has revealed that Nasty C has been the most-streamed local artist by South African music fans since its launch is. Black Coffee was the 2nd most streamed local artist, followed closely by AKA at number three.
If you love em’, list em’
The top 10 local artists most streamed by South African audiences since launch in March 2018
- Nasty C
- Black Coffee
- Mlindo The Vocalist
- Jeremy Loops
- Prince Kaybee
The top 10 local tracks most streamed by South African audiences since launch in March 2018
- Drive – Black Coffee ft. David Guetta, Delilah Montagu
- Collide – Lady Zamar
- Fela In Versace – AKA
- Banomoya – Busiswa, Prince Kaybee, TNS
- AmaBlesser (feat. DJ Maphorisa) – DJ Maphorisa, Mlindo The Vocalist
- Particula (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna) – Patoranking, Nasty C, Major Lazer, Ice Prince, DJ Maphorisa, Jidenna
- Hold Your Kite (feat. Sorana) – GoldFish, Sorana
- Bamthathile – Sun-El Musician, Mlindo The Vocalist
- King – Nasty C, A$AP Ferg
- iWalk Ye Phara – Moonchild Sanelly, K.O, Zulu Mkhathini, DJ Raybel, DJ Maphorisa
Spotify also revealed that Johannesburg was the most musical city and that Friday 22 February was the most musical day of the last 12 months.
Happy Birthday Spotify South Africa, we wish you many more years of streaming music.