MASTER KG, DAVID GUETTA & AKON UNITE FORCES FOR THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘SHINE YOUR LIGHT’ FOLLOWING THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON ‘JERUSALEMA’
Master KG’s ‘Jerusalema’ transcended its initial viral status to become a global cultural phenomenon. It has now accumulated a dazzling 800 million combined streams as well as 7 billion views on Tik Tok for its vibrant dance challenge, which has captured the imagination of people everywhere from Angola to Israel to Italy. Iconic stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Janet Jackson have been big supporters, and even the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa encouraged his nation to join the fun.
How can you even begin to follow such a smash hit? Luckily, Master KG joined forces with David Guetta & Akon forbrand new track ‘Shine Your Light’, which is out now on Warner Records. Listen HERE.
With ‘Shine Your Light’, Master KG and David Guetta have spun a fresh approach on the feelgood blend of uplifting lyricism, exuberant Afro-house rhythms and sun-kissed vibes that made ‘Jerusalema’ so memorable. That atmosphere goes sky bound when Akon jumps in with his larger-than-life feature, his lyrics “having a good time dancing and laughing” getting to the heart of a song which gives the world a fresh shot of jubilation.
The success of ‘Jerusalema’ propelled producer, songwriter and DJ Master KG from the innovator of Bolobedu, a South African twist on house music, to a major force. He has taken African culture to new audiences, powering to #1 on the global Shazam chart for 8 weeks, hitting the Top 5 on European airplay, and gaining huge UK radio support with playlists at Radio 1, Kiss FM and Capital Xtra. He won International Song of the Year at the NRJ Music Awards where he was also nominated for Best International Newcomer. Another key nomination came at the MOBO Awards, where he was in contention for Best African Act.
“I am blessed and excited to have collaborated with not one but two legends in David Guetta and Akon. Shine Your Light, my new single is special for me because it not only combines our different styles of music, but also spreads a positive message. Join us as we unite the world with love through music once again. Wanitwa Mosss” says Master KG.
David Guetta needs no introduction. One of music’s biggest names with over 51 million monthly listeners on Spotify, he has delivered a succession of global hits including ‘Titanium’ (featuring Sia), ‘Hey Mama’ (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack) and ‘Sexy Bitch’ (featuring Akon). ‘Titanium’ alone has exceeded a billion streams. He has won two Grammy Awards, achieved six UK #1 singles and has collaborated with everyone from Justin Bieber to Charli XCX to Avicii. He’s again flying in the UK Singles Charts with ‘BED’, a collab with Joel Corry and RAYE.
“I am thrilled to have been able to collaborate with Master KG, and I’m so pleased to get to work with my long-time friend Akon again l! My hope is that ‘Shine Your Light’ brings joy to listeners around the world as we join each other on the dance floor once again.” says Guetta.As soon as you hear Akon’s voice, you know it’s him. It’s a talent that has powered smash hits ‘Lonely’, ‘Smack That’ and ‘I Wanna Love You’, taking him to 45 million album sales, 12 million monthly listeners, five Grammy nominations and three UK #1 singles. He has also made over 300 guest appearances for an A-Z of global icons, including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Eminem.