South African musicians have been selling a lot of albums but it’s shocking that even though one genre has been getting the most buzz and hype for the past 10 years the sales look a bit different ! See Top Selling SA Music Albums Of The Last 10 Years which features albums that won the best selling album of the year award at the SAMAs since 2009.
2009- Lianie May –Vergeet my nie
Lianie May enchanted the country in 2008 with her runaway hit album “Vergeet my nie” From there, the farmer’s house of Oranjeville in the Free State crept deep into the hearts of the South African public. With many albums, multi-awards, and a film behind, Lianie May is not just a household name – but she is here to stay. Lianie was spotted in 2006 and signed by the talented musical geniuses, Sean Else and Johan Vorster. From there Lianie’s hard work, determination and humble personality made her go from strength to strength, and today she is one of the country’s top female artists. Lianie born August 2, 1976 in Sasolburg, living in Pretoria – is still SA’s darling singer. It’s not just Lianie’s unique voice that makes her stand out, but she also proves that she can easily get behind the pen and writing process hits.
2010 – Afrikaner Hart – Bok van Blerk
Bok van Blerk is a South African musician who sings in Afrikaans. He became famous in 2006 for his rendition of “De la Rey” by Sean Else and Johan Vorster.
2011 -Locnville – Sun in my Pocket
Locnville is a South African electro hop music duo. Identical twin brothers Andrew and Brian Chaplin formed Locnville in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2009. The twins are singer-songwriters, song producers and musicians, in addition to being guitarists, drummers and business entrepreneurs.
2012 -Loliwe by Zahara
Loliwe is the debut studio album by South African singer-songwriter Zahara, released on 6 September 2011. The album’s production was handled by Robbie Malinga and Mojalefa Thebe. Georgyn Kanana made a guest appearance on it. The album was supported by the singles “Loliwe” and “Ndiza”.
2013 -Theuns Jordaan – Roeper
2014 – Zahara – Phendula
Phendula is the second studio album by South African singer Zahara. It was released by TS Records on September 13, 2013. The album’s production was primarily handled by Robbie Malinga and Mojalefa Thebe.
2015 -Riana Nel – Die Regte Tyd
2016 – Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Buyelekhaya is the debut studio album of Nathi, a South African recording artist. With hit singles like “Nomvula” and “Noma Ngumama”, the album was released on 10 March 2015 under Muthaland Entertainment.