2019 undoubtedly is the yr of the yanos (amapiano). After years of effervescent below, the subgenre of South African area song has formally arrived within the nation’s mainstream song scene. Kabza De Small, probably the most style’s frontrunners, used to be a favourite to South African audiences on Spotify in 2019.
Ultimate yr, the similar place used to be occupied through the rapper Nasty C.
Amapiano has come a ways from being a style deeply rooted in piracy, as early amapiano songs used to get allotted on unfastened file-hosting platforms like DataFileHost and Fakaza or even WhatsApp.
In consequence, no longer numerous Kabza’s song is on Spotify. His 14-track undertaking Beautiful Ladies Love Amapiano is the one one in every of his solo releases that may be streamed on Spotify. It is within the corporate of Scorpion Kings, Piano Hub and The Go back of the Scorpion Kings, all of which might be joint EPs he launched with DJ Maphorisa this yr.
Spotify just lately launched statistics of probably the most streamed artists, albums and songs for 2019. As printed within the statistics, South Africans are nonetheless streaming extra western song than native artists. Put up Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” used to be probably the most streamed songs on Spotify through South African audiences. Put up Malone’s album Hollywood Bleeding used to be probably the most streamed album at the platform through South Africans. Khalid used to be probably the most streamed artists through South Africans in 2019.
Underneath are the overall lists of probably the most streamed artists, songs and albums through South African audiences.
Maximum streamed South African tracks in South Africa