The most streamed SA artists and songs of 2021

The most streamed SA artists and songs on Apple and Spotify in 2021

Apple Music and Spotify have released a list of the most streamed South African artists this year. 

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2021 is almost over. 

This year saw a lot of people indoors, and, as a result, many people consumed music online. 

Two of the biggest music streaming platforms, Apple Music and Spotify, have released the top 10 most streamed artists and songs. 

Amapiano seems to be dominating genre this year. 

Let's look at a list of the top streamed artists on Spotify. Below is the list: 

Kabza De Small

Busta 929

De Mthuda

Mr JazziQ

Joyous Celebration 

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Apple Music

Music in Africa has released Apple Music Top Songs of 2021 (South Africa). Below is the list: 

‘Umsebenzi Wethu’ – Busta 929 and Mpura ft. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du & Reece Madlisa

‘John Wick’ – De Mthuda ft. Sir Trill & Da Muziqal Chef

‘LiYoshona’ – Kwiish SA ft. Njelic, MalumNator & De Mthuda

‘SummerYoMuthi’ – Blaq Diamond

‘The Business’ – Tiësto

‘Izolo’ – DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU ft. Madumane, Mpura, Daliwonga & Visca

‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd

‘Vula Mlomo’ – Musa Keys ft. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakazi

‘Banyana’ – DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU ft. Sir Trill, Daliwonga & Kabza De Small

‘uLazi’ – Mr JazziQ & 9umba ft. Zuma & Mpura. 

The top Shazamed Artist of 2021 (South Africa) is Kabza De Small.

Below is the most-streamed song on Apple today.  

Apple most-streamed song
Apple most-streamed song / Screenshot

To hear the biggest songs on East Coast Radio in 2021, tune in on 31 December from 8am.

Please vote for your favourite song of 2021 here and stand a chance to win R21,000. 

Image courtesy of Instagram/ @nasty._.csa

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