Shazam today launched its new playlist Mzansi Risers on Apple Music, featuring the songs heating up Shazam in South Africa right now—the latest releases from the most talked-about artists and the music that’s been lighting up scenes from your favourite movies and TV shows 

Mzansi Risers compiles songs by South Africa’s fast-emerging new artists trending across theShazam Charts. It offers a select mix of sounds that show what music aficionados have been actively discovering on Shazam, and reflect the energy and boundless spirit of Mzansi, from amapiano and hip-hop through to afro-house and pop.

The playlist includes the likes of breakthrough amapiano producers De Mthuda and and Mas Musiq, Sun-El Musician’s latest signing Azana, Stay True Sounds’ Jazzuelle, pop newcomer Josh Middleton as well as afro-house production duo Lemon & Herb’s latest single with Ami Faku.

Shazam has helped me a lot as an upcoming artist, new to the industry, in promoting my music to people who wanted to discover my songs,” said newcomer singer Azana, signed to Sun-El Musician’s El World Music label. “I’m so excited to be part of the new Mzansi Risers playlist and share my music and messages with all of you guys.”

The Shazam Mzansi Risers playlist is updated with new music each week and is exclusively available to stream on Apple Music at

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Shazam is one of the world’s most popular and highly-rated music apps, and lets users identify songs simply by listening to the music playing around them. With pioneering innovation in music identification, Shazam helps people discover, interact with and share video or audio content across devices and mediums — and allows music fans to follow their favorite artists and share in the thrill of discovery. Shazam has been downloaded over 1.5 billion times around the world, and counts over 25 million Shazams each day.

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