Simfy Africa recently announced its charts for top song, album, and artist of the year, as well as the most popular tracks of the year based on the service’s listenership figures.
Artist, song, and album of the year
“Song of the year is clearly ‘Pluto’ by DJ Clock featuring Beatenberg which smashed the charts this year, and features a collaboration to watch in 2015,” Simfy said.
On the international front, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams was the clear winner, Simfy said, adding that the song had dominated streaming charts across the globe.
“SA Artist of the Year goes to the enigmatic Jeremy Loops, a definite favourite in the plays logs and an artist who has dominated conversation in South Africa this year,” Simfy said.
Simfy’s international artist of the year went to John Legend, who toured South Africa in 2014.
“Album of the year was a great debate in the Simfy Africa office, but had to go to The Kiffness for their fresh and distinctly SA sound on ‘The Kiff’,” the company said.
Simfy’s international album of year was awarded to Sam Smith for “In The Lonely Hour”.
Breakthrough artist of the year went to Matthew Mole, while Kiesza took the international award.
“Artists to watch in 2015 in South Africa are Monark and The Soil, and on the international front, Royal Blood.
Simfy Africa Top 20 2014
|1||Pharrell Williams||Happy (From “Despicable Me 2”)|
|3||John Legend||All of Me|
|4||Sam Smith||Stay With Me|
|5||DJ Clock||Pluto (Remember You)|
|9||Jeremy Loops||Down South|
|10||Coldplay||A Sky Full of Stars|
|11||Meghan Trainor||All About That Bass|
|13||Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz||Prayer in C|
|15||Nico & Vinz||Am I Wrong|
|17||AKA||Run Jozi (Godly)|
|18||Matthew Mole||Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine|