On Friday the 20th May Blxckie hosted friends, family and industry peers for an evening celebrating the anniversary of his debut album B4Now. Reflecting on the impact his music has made in the industry with Ms Cosmo and Siya Metane, M4Entertainment and Africori awarded Blxckie with 10 plaques for achieving Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum on hit songs from the album B4Now/B4Now Deluxe, his EP 4Luv and bonus songs released in the period of a year.
Dressed in a custom green tuxedo from Suitability, Blxckie was joined by friends, family and media to commemorate 1year since the release of his record-breaking debut album B4Now/B4Now Deluxe. The album has achieved Gold and produced hit songs such as “Sika”, “Yex4” ft Nasty C, “David”, “Hold”, Big Time Sh’lappa” ft Lucasraps, and “Joy” ft. Oxlade. These were alongside “Umoya” and “Cold” – from his RnB EP 4Luv which dropped in February 2022; and additional hit single “Kwenzekile” ft Madumane and Chang Cello. Collectively, Blxckie has achieved an astounding 30million+ streams for his music across digital music stores.
Sharing his thoughts on the celebration of his debut album, achievements and upcoming releases, Blxckie had this to say “It’s been an incredible year for me and my team. It’s still surreal what we have accomplished over these months and the response to my music is a dream come true. It all wouldn’t be possible without the love I see daily from fans and the industry. Thank you for rising with Somnyana – this is only the beginning, and I will continue to make you proud.”
Blxckie also shot the visuals for the now popular birthday song “Sika” on the night, a track that is fast gaining international attention.
Check out the plaque status of the singles below:
B4Now/B4Now Deluxe – Gold Award
Sika – Gold Award
David – Gold Award
Joy – Gold Award
Umoya – Gold Award
Cold – Gold Award
Ye x 4 ft Nasty C – Platinum Award
Hold – Platinum Award
Big Time Sh’lappa ft Lucasraps – Platinum Award Kwenzekile ft Madumane & Chang Cello – Double Platinum Award