FDBQ100 No. 75 – 51 | Biggest South African artists of 2015

Image: Nakhane Toure, Lucky Dube and Karabo Mogane make the 2015 FDBQ100 list

Image: Nakhane Toure, Lucky Dube and Karabo Mogane make the 2015 FDBQ100 list

We look back on the year that was with, this, our second installment of the 2015 FDBQ100, featuring Idols winner, Karabo Mogane, reggae legend, Lucky Dube, and SAMA-winner, Nakhane Toure, and more

Between his debut LP, Brave Confusion, in 2013 and a recent EP release in the form of The Laughing Son, Nakhane Toure has had one hell of a ride – but none quite as rewarding than that of 2015. How many artists can boast having released a novel, written and performed on the biggest song in the country with Black Coffee, hosted a TEDx talk and signed with BMG France – all in one year? But for as infant as two years in the music industry is, less than a month is 5-to-birth. Yet, in this time, reigning Idols, winner, Karabo Mogane, has shot to super stardom and caught your attention while doing it (getting your votes to place him at No. 53). Among the new, we honour the old, as legendary reggae rockstar, Lucky Dube, finds his way onto the 2015 FDBQ100 list a full 8 years after his tragic death, proving that there truly is life after death in music.

With the new and the old coming together to prove why music is forever, we take a look at the artists you placed 75 – 51 on the 2015 FDBQ100.

51. Bhar
52. Die Huewels Fantasties
53. Karabo Mogane
54. Khuli Chana
55. Euphonik
56. Blaze
57. Kabomo
58. Charlie Snuff
59. Nakhane Toure
60. Jack Parow
61. Lucky Dube
62. HHP
63. Ma-E
64. Big Nuz
65. Culoe de Song
66. Brickz, DagDroom, Kabelo
67. Zola
68. Dogters van Man
69. Prime Circle
70. Locnville
71. Emamkay
72. Vusi Nova
73. DJ Clock
74. Chad da Don
75. Loyiso Bala

Catch up on numbers 100 – 76 here and check back tomorrow at 1pm for Part 3 of the 2015 FDBQ100 featuring numbers 50 – 26.

UPDATE: Read up on Part 3 of the 2015 FDBQ100 featuring No. 50 – 26 here

Also, let us in on your thoughts about numbers 75 – 51 in the comments below and follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #FDBQ100


4 comments on “FDBQ100 No. 75 – 51 | Biggest South African artists of 2015”

  1. Selz says:

    On what merit were these musicians measured that enabled them to appear on the 51-75 list?

    1. Rifumo Mdaka says:

      Hey, Selby. Users were asked to vote through the month of November. These votes were collated with onsite impressions. Disputes pertaining to positions were resolved through a negative point system.

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