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Top-ranked artists from South Africa

The top-ranked artists from South Africa that appear most prominently in over 35,000 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 (9,401st)436
South Africa2Seether8Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces (9,296th)294
South Africa3Miriam Makeba9Miriam Makeba (7,273rd)253
South Africa4Laurinda Hofmeyr3Perd Oor Die Maan (7,649th)248
South Africa5Hugh Masekela10Home Is Where The Music Is (7,229th)226
South Africa6Demon Fuzz1Afreaka! (6,782nd)222
South Africa7Dave Matthews1Some Devil (7,283rd)202
South Africa8Civil Twilight3Civil Twilight (15,486th)134
South Africa9Ladysmith Black Mambazo5Shaka Zulu (10,241st)131
South Africa10Die Antwoord4Ten$ion (14,175th)129
South Africa11Lucky Dube1House Of Exile (10,471st)124
South Africa12Jennifer Ferguson1Untimely (11,960th)106
South Africa13Kongos2Lunatic (12,364th)103
South Africa14Van Der Want / Letcher1Bignity (14,956th)85
South Africa15Koos Kombuis1Niemandsland And Beyond! (16,098th)78
South Africa16Boyoyo Boys1Back In Town (17,819th)67
South Africa17Goldfish3Caught In The Loop (24,011th)57
South Africa18Soul Brothers1Isithothobala (20,804th)51
South Africa19Evoid1EVoid (21,477th)48
South Africa20John Phillips (ZA)1John (21,527th)48
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