Rapper's 'LEVELS' album goes gold
The album which was released on June 30, 2014, has officially sold over 500, 000 units internationally. It served as a follow-up studio album to his debut release, ‘Alter Ego’.
AKA received the Gold Award and certification yesterday (June 17), from distribution giants, Sony Music Africa. He proceeded to upload a photo of it, celebrating with his teeming fan base on Instagram.
“The fans. The fam. THE KINGDOM. We did it. #LevelsForGold #LEVELSISGOLD #MissionAccomplished.” AKA said, ushering in a tide of goodwill and congratulatory comments.
This Gold award gives a financial angle to the album which has been the recipient of numerous honorary gongs.
‘LEVELS’ has received numerous nominations and has won a respectable number of awards. At the 2014 SA Hip Hop Awards, the album won four awards including Best Male, Video of the Year for ‘Congratulate’, and ‘Best Collaboration’ for ‘Run Jozi (Godly)’.
The song ‘Congratulate’ had AKA nominated for three awards at the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards including Most Gifted Hip Hop and Most Gifted Video of the Year; he ended winning the former.
At the 14th annual Metro FM Music Awards, he received 6 nominations and walked away with Best Collaboration for the song "All Eyes On Me". At the 2015 SAMAs, "Run Jozi (Godly)" was nominated for Best Collaboration, ultimately losing to K.O.'s "Caracara".
The album was also nominated for Best Rap Album; AKA won Best Male Artist.
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