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Top-ranked artists from South Africa

The top-ranked artists from South Africa that appear most prominently in over 32,000 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 (9,069th)431
South Africa2Seether8Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces (8,906th)293
South Africa3Laurinda Hofmeyr3Perd Oor Die Maan (7,329th)247
South Africa4Miriam Makeba8Miriam Makeba (7,244th)244
South Africa5Hugh Masekela10Home Is Where The Music Is (7,010th)221
South Africa6Demon Fuzz1Afreaka! (6,666th)212
South Africa7Dave Matthews1Some Devil (6,930th)202
South Africa8Ladysmith Black Mambazo5Shaka Zulu (9,816th)132
South Africa9John Phillips (ZA)1John (10,003rd)125
South Africa10Lucky Dube1House Of Exile (10,068th)124
South Africa11Jennifer Ferguson1Untimely (11,449th)106
South Africa12Kongos1Lunatic (11,826th)102
South Africa13Van Der Want / Letcher1Bignity (14,285th)85
South Africa14Koos Kombuis1Niemandsland And Beyond! (15,361st)78
South Africa15Boyoyo Boys1Back In Town (17,059th)67
South Africa16Goldfish3Caught In The Loop (22,873rd)57
South Africa17Soul Brothers1Isithothobala (19,857th)51
South Africa18Die Antwoord3$O$ (23,690th)50
South Africa19Freedom's Children3Astra (20,064th)50
South Africa20Petite Noir2The King Of Anxiety (25,697th)49
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