It has now accumulated a dazzling 800 million combined streams as well as 7 billion views on Tik Tok for its vibrant dance challenge, which has captured the imagination of people everywhere from Angola to Israel to Italy. Iconic stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Janet Jackson have been big supporters, and even the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa encouraged his nation to join the fun.
With ‘Shine Your Light’, Master KG and David Guetta have spun a fresh approach on the feelgood blend of uplifting lyricism, exuberant Afro-house rhythms and sun-kissed vibes that made ‘Jerusalema’ so memorable. That atmosphere goes sky bound when Akon jumps in with his larger-than-life feature, his lyrics “having a good time dancing and laughing” getting to the heart of a song which gives the world a fresh shot of jubilation.
He has taken African culture to new audiences, powering to #1on the global Shazam chart for 8 weeks, hitting the Top 5 on European airplay, and gaining huge UK radio support with playlists at Radio 1, Kiss FM and Capital Xtra. He won International Song of the Year at the NRJ Music Awards where he was also nominated for Best International Newcomer. Another key nomination came at theMOBO Awards, where he was in contention for Best African Act.
Master KG shares, “I am blessed and excited to have collaborated with not one but two legends in David Guetta and Akon. Shine Your Light, my new single is special for me because it not only combines our different styles of music, but also spreads a positive message. Join us as we unite the world with love through music once again. Wanitwa Mosss”
David Guetta has delivered a succession of global hits including ‘Titanium’ (featuring Sia), ‘Hey Mama’ (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, and Afrojack), and ‘Sexy Bitch’ (featuring Akon). ‘Titanium’ alone has exceeded a billion streams. He has won two Grammy Awards, achieved six UK #1 singles, and has collaborated with everyone from Justin Bieber to Charli XCX to Avicii. He’s again flying in the UK Singles Charts with ‘BED’, a collab with Joel Corry and RAYE.
David Guetta shares, “I am thrilled to have been able to collaborate with Master KG, and I’m so pleased to get to work with my long-time friend Akon again l! My hope is that ‘Shine Your Light’ brings joy to listeners around the world as we join each other on the dance floor once again.”
Akon’s voice, has powered smash hits ‘Lonely’, ‘Smack That’ and ‘I Wanna Love You’, taking him to 45 million album sales, 12 million monthly listeners, five Grammynominations and three UK #1 singles. He has also made over 300 guest appearances for an A-Z of global icons, including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Eminem.