Spotify reveals SA’s top streams

Post Malone is Spotify’s Wrapped 2019 most streamed artist of the year globally, Khalid tops the list in South Africa, and Kabza De Small is SA’s most streamed local artist of the year

Spotify has unveiled Wrapped 2019, an annual end of year summary that reveals the top artists, albums, songs, playlists and podcasts streamed on the platform. ‘Wrapped’ showcases how more than 248 million people around the world listened to and discovered music and podcasts in 2019, taking a look at music, culture and streaming through the eyes (and ears) of the fans and artists that made it all possible.

Spotify has revealed that, globally, Post Malone is the most streamed artist this year. This is the first time the rapper-singer-songwriter tops Spotify’s Wrapped list, just over 12 weeks after dropping his latest album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, which is also the second most streamed album globally and the most streamed album in South Africa this year.

Khalid came in at the top spot for the most streamed artist in South Africa, followed by Post Malone and Drake.

AmaPiano dominated South African dance floors in 2019, so it comes as no surprise that AmaPiano breakout star Kabza De Small is the most streamed local artist in South Africa this year, followed closely by DJ Maphorisa, with Hip Hop mega star Nasty C taking the third spot.

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