The Grammys are usually dominated by American artists and rarely any other continents. So, in this video we will look at 10 South African artists to ever win the Grammys. All the way from 1988 to 2023.
Ladysmith Black Mambaso (1988-2018)
Okay these guys are absolutely amazing. They’ve been nominated for over 17 times. And have since won 4 grammies. 1 from their first 3 nominations between 1988 and 1993 for their song Shaka Zulu. Under the category of Best Traditional Folk Album. Then again in 2005 they won Best Traditional World Music Album for their song of Raise your spirit higher. But this was only the beginning, in 2008, they won another Grammy for their song Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu. Then in 2014 and 2018 they won Best World Music Album for the albums Live: Singing for Peace Around the World and Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration respectfully. 
Soweto Gospel Choir
After the first Ladysmith Black Mambazo win in 1988. The second South African group to ever win a Grammy was the Soweto Gospel choir. Starting in 2007, winning the Best Traditional World Music Album for their album blessed. Thereafter in 2008 the Best Traditional World Music Album for their album African Spirit. Sadly these were their last ever grammies won. However, their impact on the world will forever be remembered.
You may have recently heard this name from the recent 2023 Grammy awards where he won a Grammy alongside Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode. But truth his, this was not his first. The South African legendary musician Wouter Kellerman has won a Grammy back in 2015 for Best New Age Album for his album of winds of Samsara. Even though it was his first album the musician has been nominated at least 3 times since then. And now in 2023 he won his second Grammy together with Zakes Bantwini for their song Bayethe. Making him the 3rd South African musician with the most grammy wins. ,
Black Coffee is undoubtedly one of the greatest EDM producers of all time. And while he has numerous awards, his first grammy came no latter than 2022. For his album Subconsciously. This was Black Coffee’s first grammy win. Hopefully he will win more in future. However, regardless of future outcomes he has undoubtedly cemented his name in the history books. He is the 4th South African to ever win a Grammy.
Zakes has been a great artist and Disk Jockey for as long as time immemorial. From his memorable hits like clap your hands to his recent hit song Osama. Cementing the idea that EDM is here to stay. While most new that it was inevitable for Zakes to win a Grammy, they couldn’t have guessed how it would come about. His song Osama was anticipated to take the win. However, it was barely even nominated for a Grammy. It won other awards however nationally. Now his grammy came just early February 2023, literally yesterday at the time of this upload. The big shot won a Grammy alongside Wouter Killer man and Nomcebo Zikode. This was his first Grammy and it couldn’t have come at a less brightful time in his life as he recently lost his father. However, it is a tremendous win for him and we hope he will win more with time to come. 
Nomcebo is a South African singer best known for her international hit song alongside Master KG, Jerusalem. She recently made a hit song with Wouter Kellerman and Zakes Bantwini named Bayethe. Which went on to win a Grammy for the trio. And Nomcebo is still very young and early in her career so one can only imagine what awaits her in her long anticipated future.