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    Master KG makes history as ‘Jerusalema’ scores gold in United States

    Limpopo-born musician Master KG released his chart-topping single Jerusalema featuring Nomcebo Zikode in November 2019. Since then, the song has won a South African Music Award (Sama) and has achieved platinum status in several countries including Italy and Belgium. 

    Taking to Twitter on Friday 27 May, Master KG shared that Jerusalema scored gold status in the United States and the achievement made history! 

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    Following the release of Jerusalema, Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode teamed up on a music video for the track, which was released in December 2019. The video has since accumulated more than 490 million views on YouTube. 

    The track went viral in 2020 and sparked the #JerusalemaChallenge which saw locals from countries like Germany and Sri Lanka participate. 

    In June 2020, a remix featuring Grammy award-winning musician Burna Boy was released and the track has still been flying high. 



    A Twitter account, @chartdata, dedicated to reporting streaming milestones for musicians, shared that Master KG’s Jerusalema has been certified gold in the United States. 

    A gold certification means a track has sold 500 000 records and Master KG has become the first South African artist to achieve this. 

    Celebrating the achievement, Master KG wrote: “We made it guys!!!! First One Ever from South Africa.”

    ALSO READ: ‘Please drink water’: Master KG responds to break up rumours


    Several Mzansi tweeps congratulated Master KG on his exceptional achievement. 

    One tweep wrote: “Congrats Master KG… This is only the beginning…Great things ahead.”

    “You’re bigger than Black Coffee and they’re not ready for this conversation,” wrote another tweep.

    “Congratulations to Master KG. Your work shows good results and may the Lord continue blessing you with wonderful amazing work.”

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