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Top-ranked artists from South Africa

The top-ranked artists from South Africa that appear most prominently in over 34,000 greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com are listed below:

N.B. Artists from before the mid-1960s may not be as well represented in this chart, because this chart only takes into account their albums. (Before that time, singles were far more prevalent than albums).

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Rank Artist Albums   The number of albums by this artist featuring in the greatest album charts. Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album by this artist and where it ranks in the overall chart. Score   Total rank score for this artist (made up of the total rank score from all of their albums)
South Africa1Abdullah Ibrahim15Water From An Ancient Well (9,322nd)430
South Africa2Seether8Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces (9,181st)293
South Africa3Laurinda Hofmeyr3Perd Oor Die Maan (7,585th)248
South Africa4Miriam Makeba8Miriam Makeba (7,320th)246
South Africa5Hugh Masekela10Home Is Where The Music Is (7,076th)228
South Africa6Demon Fuzz1Afreaka! (6,714th)223
South Africa7Dave Matthews1Some Devil (7,238th)201
South Africa8Ladysmith Black Mambazo5Shaka Zulu (10,073rd)133
South Africa9Lucky Dube1House Of Exile (10,396th)124
South Africa10Jennifer Ferguson1Untimely (11,837th)106
South Africa11Kongos1Lunatic (12,374th)101
South Africa12Van Der Want / Letcher1Bignity (14,807th)85
South Africa13Koos Kombuis1Niemandsland And Beyond! (15,931st)78
South Africa14Die Antwoord4$O$ (24,472nd)68
South Africa15Boyoyo Boys1Back In Town (17,630th)67
South Africa16Goldfish3Caught In The Loop (23,740th)57
South Africa17Civil Twilight3Civil Twilight (25,214th)56
South Africa18Soul Brothers1Isithothobala (20,584th)51
South Africa19John Phillips (ZA)1John (21,130th)49
South Africa20Evoid1EVoid (21,282nd)48
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