Kabza De Smalls’ amapiano release, I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet and Dust, and Apple Music have confirmed that it has indeed made history!t’s been 2 weeks since
“I never said I was better than anyone, I never lowered anyone for doing his best in the game. Never did I not listen when people asked for more good music from me. Anyone can say his a King, his the best that’s called believing in yourself and your craft. I won’t be apologetic for working hard and archiving what I’ve achieved, through the hard work I’ve put in so many years and I’m finally enjoying the fruits of success… People will always talk whether yo do good or bad, just don’t lose focus,” Kabza De Small – 12/07/2020.
“Kabza De Small’s album is the biggest local South African album first day and first week.” Says Karl Anderson, Apple Music’s head of Music Africa, about this monumental release.
When the album came out 2 weeks ago, 26 tracks from the album all made the top 30 charts, with numbers recording 8 million streams on digital platforms (not including YouTube and mobile ringback/caller tunes) something that has never been seen in South African music history.
Chris Ghelakis from Electromode distribution, was amazed when he first noticed the songs charting on Apple Music: “It’s fantastic for Electromode to have a record like this, unbelievable! In all my years in the music industry, I never thought this was possible. The digital age has taken South African music to another level. Well done to Kabza!”.
The album is still charting in the top 5 on Apple Music, showcasing just how loved the King of Amapiano is. “It’s an amazing feeling to know that music is finally being heard and that the years of work are finally paying off. Seeing comments like these and the statistics with the records we’re breaking, makes it all worth it. I would like to thank my fans, my family, and my team.”, comments Kabza after seeing all these wonderful records he’s breaking.
If you still haven’t checked out the album, you really are missing out on the best album of the year! Don’t get left behind, stream it [HERE].
DJ Maphorisa and Kabza’s Koko has been nominated for the Music Video of The Year for the South African Music Awards (SAMAs).