Universal Music Group Africa celebrates South Africa's top music artists

Universal Music Group Africa celebrates South Africa's top music artists

- The Universal Music Group Africa’s Night of the Stars awards ceremony took place on 28 November

- The aim of the event was to give credit where it is due

- South African musicians were honoured for their achievements made throughout 2019

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On the night of 28 November, the cream of the crop of the South African music industry got together in Rosebank to enjoy the Universal Music Group Africa’s Night of the Stars awards ceremony.

The ceremony was to celebrate the achievements of Mzansi's top musicians the past year.

The likes of Boity Thulo, DJ Zinhle and Black Coffee were given a nod of approval for their contribution to the music scene.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that it was an intimate event, meant only for those who are being honoured, their family and friends and some media.

Here are the stars of the night, as shared by Universal Music Group:

BOITY

Rising star emcee killing all verses

First top 10 radio single for Wuz Dat?

First single certified platinum over 3.2 million total streams

Video achieved over 1.3 million

DJ ZINHLE

#1 Female DJ in Africa

#1 Radio single for Umlilo

Certified multi-platinum single

Over 5.1 million total streams in 3 months

DA CAPO

Award-winning globe trotter

Winner of best afro house DJ at DJ Awards in Spain

6 certified singles off his album, indigo child

Over 36.5 million total streams for indigo child album

DJ MSHEGA

The next big thing

Coming with the vibez

3 certified gold singles

Over 5 million total streams for three singles

VUSINATOR

Waltz music group is Umga's first amapiano label partnership

First Umga amapiano certified platinum single

Over 2.3 million total streams

CASSPER NYOVEST

Mufasa got the black hot

First top 5 radio single for Move For Me

First top 10 radio single for Remote Control

Over 5.4 million total streams for 2 singles off Sweet and Short

LADY ZAMAR

Award-winning singer and songwriter

Top 5 radio single for This is Love

Certified gold single

Over 2.8 million total streams

PRINCE KAYBEE

Chart controller!!

106.6 million total streams for Re Mmino album

Three #1 radio singles, Club Controller, Banomoya' & Fetch Your Life

One top 5 radio single, Gugulethu

Signed to Positiva records/Virgin emi UK

One of three 2019 brand ambassadors for Cognac, Courvoisier

Closes endorsement deal with Hunters Dry

Youtube creator award for surpassing 100 thousand subscribers

SEMI TEE

Self-proclaimed song of the year

Labantwana hitmakers

#1 radio single for Labantwana AMA uber

Over 1.9 million total streams in two months

TSHEGO

Pink Panther Wama 2000

Named Deezer next artist for 2019/2020

First top 5 radio single certified gold

Over 1.9 million total streams

TELLAMAN

TELLAMAN got you whipped

#1 radio single for whipped

Top 10 single for 25 weeks

Certified multi-platinum single for Whipped

7.3 million total streams for Whipped

11 million total streams for album God Decides

KELLY KHUMALO

Her vocal highness

first gospel single

certified gold single forJahova

1.5 million streams

TRESOR

Winner of best pop album at SAMA 25 for the third year in a row

First top 5 radio single forSondela

Video achieved over 2.6 million views

Over 8.5 million total streams for 2 singles off Nostalgia

BLACK COFFEE

South African superstar DJ with international residency

#1 radio single for drive

5 certified singles off his ep, music is king

13.7 million total streams in Africa for drive

NASTY C

Coolest kid in Africa is the Zulu man with some power

First top 5 radio single for SMA

Certified 5x platinum single

Over 22.2 million total streams

NADIA NAKAI

First cosmopolitan magazine cover

Nadia x Redbat clothing line available exclusively at Sportscene

One of three 2019 brand ambassadors for Cognac, Courvoisier

One of 5 artists chosen for the Shell V-Power every journey needs a soundtrack global campaign

New face of Reebok

Winner of 2019 SA hip-hop award

Winner of 2 awards at Afrima 2019

DE MOGAL SA

Ganyani Entertainment's Golden Act

Top 20 radio single for Ungowam

Certified gold single

Over 1.2 million total streams

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