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Mpura remains on the music charts

Umsebenzi Wethu, the amapiano song by the late Mpura and Busta 929, has topped Apple Music's 2021 most-streamed music ranking in South Africa. While Kokovha by Makhadzi and Spontaan by Riaan Benade are the only two local albums to emerge in the top ten most-streamed albums of 2021 in South Africa. The top ten is dominated by foreign performers such as Drake (Certified Lover Boy), Wizkid (Made in Lagos), Kanye West (Donda), and Justin Bieber (Justice). The top artists on the streaming service include Amapiano hitmaker Kabza De Small at #7 and DJ Maphorisa at #10, who are sandwiched in the top ten by Drake, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Pop Smoke, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift.

LiYoshona by Kwiish SA featuring Njelic, MalumNator, and De Mthuda is the year's most Shazamed song, while Scorpion King Kabza De Small is the year's most Shazamed artist. Mpura features in three of the top ten tracks on Apple Music. The global streaming service gathered the data between October 16th, 2020 and October 15th, 2021. According to SA statistics, local musicians accounted for almost 44 percent of the top 100 singles of the year and 26 percent of the top 100 albums of the year.

See below for a breakdown of the top songs on Apple Music in 2021 - South Africa:

  1. Busta 929 & Mpura – Umsebenzi Wethu (feat. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du & Reece Madlisa)
  2. De Mthuda – John Wick (feat. Sir Trill & Da Muziqal Chef)
  3. Kwiish SA – LiYoshona (feat. Njelic, MalumNator & De Mthuda)
  4. Blaq Diamond - SummerYoMuthi
  5. Tiësto – The Business
  6. DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU – Izolo (feat. Madumane, Mpura, Daliwonga & Visca)
  7. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  8. Musa Keys – Vula Mlomo (feat. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakazi)
  9. DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU – Banyana (feat. Sir Trill, Daliwonga & Kabza De Small)
  10. Mr JazziQ & 9umba – uLazi (feat. Zuma & Mpura) 

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