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Gold for AKA. Image via Instagram @akaworldwide

Gold for AKA: ‘Mass Country’ album certified gold within two weeks

Slain rapper AKA’s final album, ‘Mass Country,’ has been streamed non-stop since his death and has now received certified gold status.

AKA, gold, Mass Country, album

Gold for AKA. Image via Instagram @akaworldwide

AKA has done it again. Only two weeks after his highly anticipated final album ‘Mass Country‘ was released, it was certified gold.

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Since the rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’ untimely death on 10 February, fans have been streaming his music non-stop.

His brand new album, “Mass Country,” released after his death, got some serious airplay, reaching gold status only two weeks after its release on February 24.

But it’s a bittersweet moment for AKA’s family, business partner Raphael Benza and team, TimesLive reports. 

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AKA’s final album, ‘Mass Country’ reached gold status. Image via Instagram @akaworldwide

Vth Season record label executive Benza told the publication that a certified plaque would be presented soon after the album achieved more than 16 million streams.

According to the Recording Industry of South Africa, gold status is achieved when an album reaches more than 15 000 streams.

“It’s a bittersweet moment to announce AKA’s latest musical masterpiece, Mass Country is certified gold with more than 16-million streams. A certified plaque will be presented soon. This is no small task for a South African artist. Kiernan Forbes is definitely happy and looking down on us with joy that we all keep making his wishes come true,” he said. 

Benza took to Instagram shortly after the news was announced. He posted a photo of the late AKA along with the caption: “Missing You…!”

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Even though fans were initially not even sure if AKA’s latest and final album would be released, the rapper’s family and team pushed forward with the release as planned.

“In the last two years Mass Country has become AKA’s entire world. The Supa Mega constantly kept the album release momentum and anticipation high,” a statement by the family and team behind the album read.

According to Nivo, manager and co-executive producer on the project, AKA put his “heart and soul” into the project.

The rapper also had the “opportunity to map out this entire roll-out and approve all the elements,” he continues.

“As per Kiernan’s wishes, the next single release will be ‘Company’ alongside longtime collaborator and friend Kiddominant, scheduled for release this Friday” the statement continues.

“The single was recorded in Los Angeles during his January holiday,” it concludes.

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