Top-ranked artists from South Africa

The top-ranked artists from South Africa that appear most prominently in over 43,000 greatest album charts on are listed below:

N.B. Artist 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 Africa1Miriam Makeba10Miriam Makeba (4,717th)344
South Africa2Abdullah Ibrahim30Water From An Ancient Well (10,297th)338
South Africa3Seether8Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces (10,862nd)207
South Africa4Hugh Masekela16Home Is Where The Music Is (12,468th)158
South Africa5Ladysmith Black Mambazo7Shaka Zulu (10,990th)110
South Africa6Civil Twilight3Civil Twilight (15,006th)109
South Africa7Die Antwoord4Ten$ion (21,698th)92
South Africa8Juluka3Scatterlings (13,962nd)79
South Africa9Kongos2Lunatic (14,432nd)75
South Africa10Boyoyo Boys1Back In Town (15,461st)68
South Africa11Koos Kombuis1Niemandsland And Beyond! (15,706th)66
South Africa12Laurinda Hofmeyr3Perd Oor Die Maan (18,400th)59
South Africa13Dear Reader4Replace Why With Funny (28,330th)53
South Africa14The Third Eye3Searching (21,087th)43
South Africa15Petite Noir3The King Of Anxiety (31,152nd)37
South Africa16Mankunku Quartet1Yakhal’ Inkomo (24,027th)34
South Africa17Batsumi2Batsumi (24,868th)32
South Africa18Goldfish3Caught In The Loop (33,395th)30
South Africa19Spokes Mashiyane / Miriam Makeba / Leo De Lyon1New Sounds Of Africa (28,455th)25
South Africa20The Constructus Corporation1The Ziggurat (28,268th)25
Total artists: 86. Page 1 of 5
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