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Top-ranked artists from South Africa

The top-ranked artists from South Africa that appear most prominently in over 38,000 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 Ibrahim24Water From An Ancient Well (9,959th)452
South Africa2Miriam Makeba10Miriam Makeba (6,132nd)318
South Africa3Seether8Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces (9,638th)315
South Africa4Dave Matthews1Some Devil (5,634th)296
South Africa5Laurinda Hofmeyr3Perd Oor Die Maan (7,984th)247
South Africa6Demon Fuzz1Afreaka! (6,775th)234
South Africa7Hugh Masekela15Home Is Where The Music Is (7,522nd)226
South Africa8Civil Twilight3Civil Twilight (17,013th)132
South Africa9Juluka3Scatterlings (10,722nd)130
South Africa10Lucky Dube1House Of Exile (10,940th)124
South Africa11Ladysmith Black Mambazo6Shaka Zulu (11,252nd)123
South Africa12John Phillips (ZA)1John (11,077th)123
South Africa13Die Antwoord4Ten$ion (17,412th)122
South Africa14Jennifer Ferguson1Untimely (12,512th)106
South Africa15Kongos2Lunatic (12,601st)106
South Africa16Van Der Want / Letcher1Bignity (16,525th)80
South Africa17Ndikho Xaba And The Natives1Ndikho Xaba And The Natives (16,412th)80
South Africa18Koos Kombuis1Niemandsland And Beyond! (16,837th)78
South Africa19Boyoyo Boys1Back In Town (18,700th)67
South Africa20Goldfish3Caught In The Loop (25,305th)57
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