Matthew Mole, a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Fish Hoek in Cape Town, made South African chart history today by becoming the first local artist to enter the iTunes album charts at No.1 with his debut album called “The Home We Built”.
The Capetonian beat off stiff competition from international superstars JAY Z, The Rolling Stones, Michael Buble and Robin Thicke, local DJ/producer DJ Kent, as well as the world’s biggest compilation series “NOW That’s What I Call Music” to top the chart.
“It was such an amazing thing to see the album at No.1 on the morning of its release. All thanks to the overwhelming support received from everyone! It’s great to know that people are loving the album.” Mole commented.
Karl Anderson, owner of Mole’s record label Just Music, added: “We’re absolutely thrilled for Matthew as this is a remarkable achievement for a new artist. It’s an exciting time as iTunes has changed the face of the South African music industry and given independent labels and artists direct access to their fans.”
Below are two of his songs. It is not my “cup of tea”, but hopefully you will enjoy his folk style of music more than me.