Top streaming music in South Africa

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

Rank Artist Title
1 Pharrell Williams Happy (From “Despicable Me 2”)
2 George Ezra Budapest
3 John Legend All of Me
4 Sam Smith Stay With Me
5 DJ Clock Pluto (Remember You)
6 Ella Henderson Ghost
7 Pitbull Timber
8 Calvin Harris Summer
9 Jeremy Loops Down South
10 Coldplay A Sky Full of Stars
11 Meghan Trainor All About That Bass
12 Goldfish Moonwalk Away
13 Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz Prayer in C
14 G.R.L. Ugly Heart
15 Nico & Vinz Am I Wrong
16 MAGIC! Rude
17 AKA Run Jozi (Godly)
18 Matthew Mole Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine
19 Mr. Probz Waves
20 Ariana Grande Problem

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