South African music has taken the international music scene by storm, with an impressive 15 out of the top 20 tracks on the International Top 200 chart proudly hailing from South Africa. This speaks volumes about the influence and popularity of South African music on a global scale. The top six tracks on the international chart are all Amapiano songs, igniting dance floors and captivating music enthusiasts worldwide.
Leading the charge is DJ Stokie’s Awukhuzeki, holding the #1 position for an impressive fifth week. Its infectious beats have contributed to its remarkable success. At #2, Imnandi Lento, a collaborative effort between Mellow & Sleazy, SjavasDaDeejay, TitoM and Tman Xpress, keeps listeners grooving while Tyler ICU and Tumelo_Za’s Mnike sits at #3 in its 19th charting week. Peacock Revisit adds a unique flavour at #4, followed by Sgudi Snyc at #5, and Gangnam Style at #6, showcasing the versatility of South African artists. These same songs maintain their positions on the Local Top 100 Chart, reflecting the enduring popularity of the Amapiano genre within South Africa.
Meanwhile, breaking into the international chart at #12 is Sam Deep’s Isgubhu. While just missing out on the top ten spot on the local charts, where it ranks at #11, Isgubhu is undoubtedly making waves in the music scene. This infectious track features Njelic and Aymos. And as the world continues to tune in to the infectious rhythms and melodies of South African music and Amapiano, more specifically, it is abundantly clear that this musical phenomenon is not just a passing trend but a cultural force here to stay and leave an indelible mark on the global music landscape.