The song ‘Jerusalema’ has gone viral these past few weeks and now it has just broken a new record.
The song by South African artist Master KG is now the most Shazamed song in the world.
This is according to music discovery application Shazam who announced this yesterday (08.09.20) through their social media platforms. The announcement has become the pride and joy of all South Africans who hailed Master KG for taking over the world with the viral hit.
The humble hitmaker simply thanked Shazam for the acknowledgement on social media.
‘Jerusalema’ achieving this new feat means that parts of the song has gone viral on social media and users have been curious to know more about the song. The Shazam application can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device.
‘Jerusalema’ by the award winning Master KG featuring songstress Nomcembo is a gospel house track sung in Zulu which has garnered over 124 million views on YouTube. It was released on YouTube on the 29th November 2019, it surpassed one million views in its first week. The official music video was released on 21 December 2019.
Following its popularity, a remix to the song was released in June of 2020. The remix sees Burna Boy incorporating his signature Afrobeats style, singing part of his verse in isiZulu, while emphasizing the unity of African artists.
Various covers performed around the world with different instruments and sung in a variety languages have also been uploaded on YouTube, attracting their own popularity.
An accompanying dance challenge, attributed to a group of Angolan friends performing the choreography helped the song go viral online. The #JerusalemaChallenge spawned dance videos from many countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Italy, Spain, France, Jamaica and Canada.