This week musical powerhouse Distruction Boyz announced their debut album, Gqom Is the Future had reached gold status a mere eight weeks after its release. This is the first gqom album to achieve this.
The pair’s music falls under the genre gqom which includes house music and kwaito in a sound that is unique to Durban. The duo’s popular dance song Omunye phezu koMunye is believed to be the track with which many revellers will see in the new year.
The duo, Thobane “Que” Mgobozi and Zipho “Goldmax” Mthembu, posted on social media: “South Africa this one is for you. We are proud to announce that today (Monday) history has been made again, our album has officially been certified gold.” This ran alongside a picture of the gold certificate.
— Distruction Boyz Album went GOLD (@DistructionB) December 18, 2017
The group said: “It’s amazing not only for us but the entire team. It’s something you can never get used to because this means that until the end of time, the world will always remember that Distruction Boyz from South Africa were the first to reach gold in the genre.”
On the possibility of going platinum, they said: “It’s a huge possibility because after we announced the album had gone gold, people started buying it. So we’ll leave that to our supporters.”
Congratulations to these two newcomers who are making waves in the music scene, the Destruction Boyz @DistructionB, for reaching Gold status for their debut album. I’m told your music is also being celebrated in our neighboring countries, so well done. #DistructionBoyzGoGold pic.twitter.com/gTuQE6kVJV
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) December 22, 2017