As the decade wraps up, Deezer, the global music streaming service, reveals the songs, artists and albums that South Africans listened to the most in 2019.
Streaming stats show that Mzansi listeners love music from local artists such as Joyous Celebration, Nasty C, Prince Kaybee and Mlindo The Vocalist.
"Emakhaya" the debut album from singer-songwriter Mlindo The Vocalist has made its mark by claiming the top spot for the most streamed album overall by South African Deezer users in 2019.
Overall, Halsey’s hit "Without Me" was South Africa’s most streamed track of the year, while Ed Sheeran was the most streamed artist in the country and the world.
Across the globe Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish were top female favourites. Ariana had the biggest plays of all female artists, but fans have made Billie’s stunning "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" the most played international album.
The smash-hit of 2019 belongs to Lil Nas X for his country mashup "Old Town Road" claiming the top spot as the most played song on Deezer worldwide.
Here are the top five most streamed in the South African music categories:
Top Five Most Streamed South African Songs 2019:
1. Drive -Black Coffee, David Guetta
2. Into Ingawe – Sun-El Musician, Ami Faku
3. Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee, Msaki
4. SMA – Nasty C, Rowlene
5. Whipped – Tellaman, Nasty C, Shekhinah
Top Five Most Streamed South African Artists 2019:
1. Joyous Celebration
2. Nasty C
3. Kabza De Small
4. Prince Kaybee
Top Five Most Streamed South African Albums 2019:
1. "Emakhaya" – Mlindo The Vocalist
2. "Umqhele" – Sjava
3. "Scorpion Kings" – DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small
4. "Koma" – Spoegwolf
5. "Joyous Celebration 23" – Joyous Celebration