Today TikTok unveils #YearOnTikTok 2021in celebration of 2021-of-a-kind, which has been made possible by entertainment driven by its community. This year-end celebration recognises talent and looks back on creativity, trends, creators, movements, and moments that made 2021 one to remember in Mzansi.
Placed under different categories, Year on TikTok 2021 ranges from popular songs that kept South Africans on their feet dancing to creators who became voices of change and celeb/creator breakthrough stars of 2021 – and everyone has played a part in bringing creativity and joy to a platform and a world that needed it.
#MusicOnTikTok Report: Amapiano, most popular music hashtag in South Africa
Amapiano has taken the world by storm and not only kept the country dancing but has transcended the world giving South Africa its well-deserved supreme musical recognition with over 1.6 billion views on TikTok.
In 2021, these were the top locally produced songs that were loved most on the platform, with TikTok commissioned ampiano track, Sisonke making it to number 6 on the chart.
- Siyathandana – Cassper Nyovest
- Banyana – DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU
- Iyamemeza – DJ Sumbody
- It Ain’t Me – Dj Abux
- Yaba Baluku – DJ Tarico
- Sisonke – Thozi, Khanyisa, Sphokuhle & PD Jokes
- Izolo – DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU & Visca
- Summeryomuthi – Blaq Diamond
- The Whistling Man – Blaqnick & MasterBlaq
- Dangerous – Jah Prayzah
TikTok will be releasing a global music report on the 13th of December.