As the year draws to a close, streaming sites and charts are accumulating their annual records,m Spotify is sending out cumulated records for their users and artists alike. One year-end list making the rounds is the Spotify Most streamed Artists in SA list.
As expected the dominant genre in the last five years Amapiano has more than a handful of artists gracing the list, but Mzansi hip hop is not far behind as it has three emcees representing on the year-end list.
The highest placed of these emcees is without surprise Blxckie, who set the record for most plaques received by one artist in one year with about 15 certification plaques to his name, although against the other genres he is ranked at #4 trailing big names such as Maphorisa and Kabza Da Small.
Second highest placed emcee on the list is Durban born self-proclaimed ”Zulu Man With Some Power” Nasty C. Nasty C has only released a handful of singles in 2022 but somehow garnered enough streams from the Ivysons to end at #6 on the list and also became the African rapper with the most Youtube subscribers.
Despite putting out a lot more music than Junior, Reece trails behind at #10 on the list and at #4 on the MTVBase Hottest Emcees list for 2022.
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