Kabza De Small Was Spotify’s Most Streamed South African Artist In 2022

Spotify has released South Africa’s Wrapped 2022, a look at the year’s most popular music.

Music tastes reveal a lot about us. Spotify users can view their favorite artists, creators, and songs in Wrapped 2022. Audio Day and the new Your Listening Personality feature show Spotify users how their musical tastes change throughout the day. Based on 2022 listening trends, Spotify assigns users one of 16 Listening Personalities.

Wrapped 2022 will include artist messages to listeners, and users can share their cards on WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Roblox players can visit Spotify Island for more fun and unlock a Snapchat lens that matches their listening style.

“South Africans can be proud of what their creatives in music are achieving. They are making noise in the right places, and at the right time,” says Warren Bokwe, Spotify’s Artist and Label Partnerships Manager in South Africa.

This year, Amapiano became South Africa’s hottest genre and this year’s Spotify Wrapped shows that South Africans truly believe local is lekker.

The top most streamed South African artists locally in 2022 are Amapiano artists
Kabza De Small appears in five out of seven top music streaming lists in South Africa this year, leading the charge as the most streamed South African artist and proving that the genre known for birthing creative dance challenges, is unstoppable
Kabza De Small is not only the most streamed South African artist, but he is also one of only two South African artists to feature in the top ten most streamed artists overall in South Africa, ranking second to Drake, and ahead of The Weeknd, who claims the number three spot
KOA II Part 1 by Kabza De Small also tops the charts for the most streamed South African album in South Africa in 2022
5. Kabza De Small is the top most streamed South African artist in South Africa followed by DJ Maphorisa, his main collaborator. The two are also well known for their Scorpion Kings projects
6. AmaPiano Grooves, a playlist made up of some of the country’s hottest Amapiano tracks, unsurprisingly, is the most streamed playlist in South Africa this year
7. K.O’s genre-bending track SETE, released in August, claims the title of the most streamed song in Mzansi while Paris, by Q-Mark claims the number two spot, followed by Glass Animals’ Heat Waves, and Wanitwa Mos’ Dali Nguwe and Lost Frequencies’ Where Are You Now rounding out the top five.
8. South Africans showed the most love to K.O’s hit track SETE. It received the most likes via the heart button. ‘Liking’ is how you tell Spotify that you’re into a particular song, album, or playlist
9. Dali Nguwe by Wanitwa Mos is the number one South African song streamed globally, followed by uMlando by 9umba, Lady Du, Mdoovar, Sino Msolo, Sir Trill, Slade, TOSS, Young Stunna at number two with Paris (feat. Afriikan Papi) by Afriikan Papi, Cloud9ne, Q-Mark, TpZee rounding the top three
10. The most streamed South African artist globally list is dominated by Amapiano artists, led by Kabza De Small followed by DJ Maphorisa, Young Stunna, Mellow & Sleazy, Blxckie, Nasty C, Makhadzi, Ami Faku with Joyous Celebration rounding up the list
11. South Africans repeatedly streamed SETE, it is the number one most repeated song in South Africa
12. In South Africa, Paris (feat. Afriikan Papi) by Afriikan Papi, Cloud9ne, Q-Mark, TpZee is streamed every day.

South Africans love to get the party started as soon as the work week is over with many streaming the most music on Fridays and kicking the party off promptly at 5PM (the top time of day that they like to listen to music on Spotify). local music consumption in South Africa has grown exponentially, increasing by 85% between 2021 and 2022.

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