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Genre: mbalax

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Mbalax is a popular music genre from Senegal that combines traditional African rhythms with modern instruments such as electric guitars and keyboards. It is characterized by its upbeat tempo, complex percussion patterns, and call-and-response vocals. Mbalax often features lyrics that address social and political issues, as well as themes of love and spirituality. The genre has gained international recognition through the work of its most prominent artists.

Most popular mbalax artists

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Mbalax genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1980s 46
1983 1
1984 9
1985 6
1986 2
1987 4
1988 12
1989 12
1990s 164
1990 12
1991 8
1992 14
1994 27
1995 3
1996 23
1997 17
1998 39
1999 21
2000s 258
2000 35
2001 34
2002 22
2003 17
2004 29
2005 36
2006 14
2007 30
2008 21
2009 20
2010s 487
2010 81
2011 27
2012 18
2013 151
2014 18
2015 32
2016 31
2017 41
2018 32
2019 56
2020s 483
2020 68
2021 123
2022 133
2023 144
2024 15
1438 releases

Popular mbalax Songs


Top New mbalax Songs of 2024


Most popular mbalax albums

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Let Me Be Great
2017
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Benen Level
2020
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Etat d'esprit
2022
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Airmass
2023
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Nittu nitt
2007
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Hizbut Tarqiyyah Darou Khoudoss (Magal)
2017
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Titi la lionne
2013
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Jammu Africa
1997
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Partir !
2013
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Jamm
2010
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Plan B
2023
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Joko - From Village To Town
2000
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Adouna
2005
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Diadeuf-Kaarapit
2003
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Secret 7
2020
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Fatteliku (Live in Athens 1987)
2013

mbalax music by decade

Explore mbalax history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of mbalax artists

Here is a list of mbalax artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the mbalax genre. You can find out what mbalax genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 45 101841
2 52 231634
3 39 90912
4 36 61524
5 40 102364
6 37 92751
7 29 15623
8 33 13826
9 36 33560
10 33 64021
11 35 47105
12 34 53166
13 18 1440
14 31 53298
15 31 59481
16 31 55853
17 26 6364
18 30 46137
19 30 31339
20 30 38692
21 30 512
22 29 42498
23 29 40130
24 29 43864
25 29 30293
26 29 41525
27 29 44459
28 28 9528
29 28 66420
30 27 26029
31 26 21261
32 26 9384
33 26 21225
34 23 4183
35 20 20763
36 25 2903
37 25 16410
38 18 9042
39 24 7861
40 23 16142
41 24 20718
42 24 22485
43 24 38162
44 23 1084
45 17 31389
46 17 12690
47 19 7957
48 16 7756
49 22 27588
50 21 1153
51 21 3014
52 15 7304
53 20 17372
54 19 5675
55 19 1285
56 13 4219
57 17 3362
58 17 12993
59 17 12039
60 17 11601
61 16 7521
62 16 11494
63 16 8625
64 16 10445
65 16 5217
66 16 14273
67 16 3784
68 16 20734
69 12 11770
70 15 2281
71 15 4945
72 15 6160
73 14 4680
74 14 5358
75 14 10991
76 14 6969
77 14 16329
78 14 3564
79 13 8681
80 13 15930
81 13 6792
82 13 3368
83 13 3803
84 12 19661
85 12 7051
86 12 5957
87 12 6248
88 12 2322
89 12 1085
90 12 2465
91 12 5238
92 12 4731
93 11 5715
94 11 1665
95 11 2485
96 11 13673
97 11 1698
98 11 3377
99 11 2173
100 10 5210

mbalax playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular mbalax music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.