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South African RnB Voices Dominate Apple Music RnB Now Playlist

As music continues to grow exponentially in the country, the South African R&B scene is taking over international playlists as more artists are being playlisted each month.

Apple Music’s latest update of the R&B Now Playlist features 10 South African artists who have constantly made headlines on the South African music scene. Here are 6 artists playlisted who certainly deserve a listen.

Thando

Johannesburg based Thando Ngoasheng, released her debut six-track EP A Force to Be Reckoned With in November 2020 and received an outstanding reception for the album. The young singer-songwriter was selected as Apple Music’s New Artist of the month for December. Her track First in Line is playlisted in R&B Now.

Listen to A Force to Be Reckoned With here: https://music.apple.com/za/album/a-force-to-be-reckoned-with-ep/1540511471

Rowlene

Rowlene released her album 11:11 in November 2020 with features from Nasty C, Nonso Amadi, and Manana. The singer-songwriter had a song on Netflix’s Original Series ‘Blood & Water’ soundtrack with Nasty C who she collaborates often with. Her track Even is playlisted in R&B Now.

Listen to 11:11 here: https://music.apple.com/za/album/11-11/1533058010

Langa Mavuso

The Sunday Blues performer is no stranger to the South African music scene, his album LANGA features Loyiso, Yanga Chief and Aimee George. The soulful singer also made an appearance in the Netflix Original Series ‘How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding. His track Panther featuring Yanga Chief is featured in the playlist.

Listen to LANGA here: https://music.apple.com/za/album/langa/1529439227

Shekhinah

Absent from the music scene for almost a year Shekinah is back with her second studio album Trouble in Paradise being released on the 29th of January 2021. The Durban native has so far released two tracks off of the upcoming album, Fixate featuring Bey T and Tides which is featured on the R&B Now Playlist.

Add her upcoming album to your library here: https://music.apple.com/za/album/trouble-in-paradise/1532428621

Hunter Rose

Cape Town based soul artist Hunter Rose brings a fresh new voice to the R&B scene in South Africa. She released her project Love & Trust and In June 2020 She was featured as the Apple Music Artist of the Month. Her song Any Less featuring Maloon TheBoom has been featured on the R&B Now Playlist.

Listen to Love & Trust here:https://music.apple.com/za/album/love-trust/1510566960

Filah Lah Lah

The soft and smooth voice of Filah Lah Lah was introduced to the world in 2020. She has released her debut EP Filahsofy in August 2020. Her song This is is featured in the R&B Now playlist.

Listen to Filahsofy here: https://music.apple.com/za/album/filahsofy-ep/1525638280

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