FDBQ100 No. 25 – 1 | Biggest South African artists of 2015

Image: Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and DJ Milkshake top the 2015 FDBQ100
Image: Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and DJ Milkshake top the 2015 FDBQ100

We reveal the final installment of the 2015 FDBQ100 in a special tweet-by-tweet feature

It’s been an exciting week of our first FDBQ100 list showcasing South African music’s biggest stars of the year that was, as voted for by you, our readers. From Black Coffee to Francois van Coke, Nakhane Toure to Sipho the Gift, it’s been an absolute thrill discovering who all your favourite artists of the year were.

To close of this momentous occasion, we thought, rather than give you the final 25 all at once, like we’ve done with the last three segments, we’re going to reveal numbers 25 to 1 via Twitter, tweet-by-tweet. At the end of our Twitter run, you can come back here to view the list from 25 to 1 in its entirety.

UPDATE: View the final part of the FDBQ100 featuring numbers 25 to 1 below the Twitter widget

Follow the conversation on Twitter or keep up in the widget below. Don’t forget to check back in at the end of the day for the full list.

We look back at the year that was with, this, our final installment of the 2015 FDBQ100 featuring Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick and DJ Milkshake

The top quarter of the 2015 FDBQ100 list – as voted for by you, the fans and our readers – simultaneously took us by surprise and made us feel a nostalgic warmth as we looked back on an incredible year of music. DJ Milkshake had a massive year with his single, “My Own”. The opulent, braggadocios record features Cassper Nyovest and Anatii, both of which are featured 2nd and 3rd on the FDBQ100 respectively. Mr Mama I Made It had the biggest year of any artist, suffice to say (though your votes only managed to put him in second place) what with filling up the Dome, selling platinum with both debut and sophomore albums, mega endorsements and multiple award wins. Mr Boss Zonke released his debut, Family Values, this year and took it on a national tour which introduced an unprecedented sales model: all fans in attendance received a copy of the album. Coming off of recently scooping South African Hip Hop Awards (Cassper as well), it’s been a thrill of a year for the rapper.

It’s no surprise then that the top of 2015 FDBQ100 showcases the massive successes of the industry. With that, have a peek at the final installment of FDBQ100 featuring numbers 25 to 1.

1. DJ Milkshake
2. Cassper Nyovest
3. Anatii
4. Dj Sliqe
5. Riky Rick
6. DJ Dimplez
7. Kwesta
8. Flabba
9. $tilo Magolide
10. AKA
11. Reason
12. Maggz
13. Dreamteam
14. iFani
15. Jay Claude
16. Dope Saint Jude
17. K.O
18. Siya Shezi
19. Fiesta Black
20. Nathi Mankayi
21. Beatenberg
22. The Kiffness
23. DJ Low
24. Okmalumkoolkat
25. Duncan

Catch up on numbers 50 – 26 here. Also, let us in on your thoughts about numbers 25 – 1 in the comments below and follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #FDBQ100

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