TOP ARTISTS ON APPLE MUSIC SINCE LAUNCHED IN SA

TOP ARTISTS ON APPLE MUSIC SINCE LAUNCHED IN SA

APPLE MUSIC CELEBRATES 4 YEARS IN AFRICA WITH TOP PERFORMING ARTISTS, ALBUMS, SONGS & PLAYLISTS

BLACK COFFEE, DRAKE, BURNA BOY, NASTY C, AKA, ED SHEERAN AND CASSPER NYOVEST LEAD THE WAY AS THE CONTINENT’S FAVOURITE ARTISTS

Apple Music has announced the top artists, albums, songs and playlists from South and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the best of international musicians on its service over the last 4 years.

Artists like Black Coffee, Nasty C, Burna Boy, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Sjava, Sun-El Musician dominate locally whilst Ed Sheeran, Drake and Khalid are the top international artists on the continent.

The top playlists range from Mzansi House, Afrobeats Hits, Mzansi Hip-Hop, Afrikaanse Treffers, Gqom Nation to danceXL, Chill House, The A-List: Hip-Hop and many more.

Africa is home to a great tapestry of cultures and musical genres and Apple Music has shown unwavering support to many musicians from the continent, offering the perfect platform for artistic exposure and development. It is also committed to showcasing the immense talent coming from Africa both on the continent and across the world.

With over 50 million songs, Apple Music offers a free 3-month trial with no commitment and is ad-free. Apple Music is available on iPhone and iPad and also for download from Google Play for Android devices.

Below are Apple Music’s top artists, albums, songs and playlists from the last four years.

South Africa

Top South African Artists on Apple Music from the last 4 years

1.            Nasty C

2.            Joyous Celebration

3.            AKA

4.            Sjava

5.            Cassper Nyovest

6.            Mlindo The Vocalist

7.            Black Coffee

8.            Goldfish

9.            Snotkop

10.          Sun El Musician

Top Artists in South Africa (Local and International) from the last 4 years:

1.            Drake

2.            Ed Sheeran

3.            Post Malone

4.            Eminem

5.            Khalid

6.            Hillsong Worship

7.            J. Cole

8.            Kanye West

9.            Beyonce

10.          Ariana Grande

Top Local Songs in South Africa from the last 4 years:

1.            Black Coffee & David Guetta feat. Delilah Montagu – Drive

2.            Goldfish feat. Diamond Thug – Deep of the Night

3.            Lady Zamar – Collide

4.            Prince Kaybee feat. Busisiwa & TNS – Banomoya

5.            Kwesta feat. Wale – Spirit

6.            Sun El Musician feat. Samthing Soweto – Akanamali

7.            AKA feat. Kiddominant – Fela In Versace

8.            TiMO ODV – Dancing Again

9.            DJ Sumbody Feat. Cassper Nyovest, Thebe & Veties – Monate Mpolaye

10.          Shekhinah – Suited

Top Local Albums in South Africa from the last 4 years:

1.            Nasty C – Strings And Bling

2.            Mlindo The Vocalist – Emakhaya

3.            AKA – Touch My Blood

4.            Sjava – Umqhele

5.            Shekhinah – Rose Gold

6.            Sun-El Musician – Africa to the World

7.            Cassper Nyovest – Thuto

8.            Simmy – Tugela Fairy

9.            Amanda Black – Amazulu

10.          Joyous Celebration – Joyous Celebration 22: All for You (Live)

Sub-Saharan Africa

Top African Artists in Sub-Saharan Africa from the last 4 years:

1.            Burna Boy

2.            Nasty C

3.            Joyous Celebration

4.            AKA

5.            Davido

6.            Sjava

7.            Cassper Nyovest

8.            Wizkid

9.            Mlindo The Vocalist

10.          Black Coffee

Top Artists in Sub-Saharan Africa (Local and International) from the last 4 years:

1.            Drake

2.            Ed Sheeran

3.            Post Malone

4.            Khalid

5.            J. Cole

6.            Hillsong Worship

7.            Eminem

8.            Kanye West

9.            Chris Brown

10.          Travis Scott

Top African Songs in Sub-Saharan Africa from the last 4 years:

1.            Black Coffee & David Guetta feat. Delilah Montagu – Drive

2.            AKA feat. Kiddominant – Fela In Versace

3.            Prince Kaybee feat. Busisiwa & TNS – Banomoya

4.            Goldfish feat. Diamond Thug – Deep of the Night

5.            Lady Zamar – Collide

6.            Sun-El Musician feat. Samthing Soweto – Akanamali

7.            Burna Boy – On The Low

8.            Burna Boy – Ye

9.            Kwesta feat. Wale – Spirit

10.          TiMO ODV – Dancing Again

Top African Albums in Sub-Saharan Africa from the last 4 years:

1.            Nasty C – Strings And Bling

2.            Mlindo The Vocalist – Emakhaya

3.            AKA – Touch My Blood

4.            Shekhinah – Rose Gold

5.            Sjava – Umqhele

6.            Burna Boy – Outside

7.            Sun-El Musician – Africa to the World

8.            Cassper Nyovest – Thuto

9.            Simmy – Tugela Fairy

10.          Black Coffee – Music is King EP