Donald's Album Tracks Sell Over 1.1Million in Downloads

It is no secret that the music industry is having a hard time selling albums these days because of piracy and fans' lack of interest in investing cash in buying music anymore. Even Beyonce claimed that her reason to release a surprise visual album was motivated by these very same reason in part. In Mzansi it looks like crooner Donald Moatshe need not sweat because people are actually buying his songs on the internet. 

Yep. According to a press release I received from Universal Music, 2014's Most Gifted R&B Channel O Music Video Awards, multi SAMA and MetroFM Music Awards winner, and BET nominee, Donald's previous album "Train of Love" sold in excess of 1.1 million downloads.

Universal proudly proclaim that Donald has now been catapulted to the status of being one of the industry leaders of the digital sales era in South Africa and on the continent. #Bow

Photographer: Tankiso Tank Khumalo

Of his latest achievement the singer says: 
"It's such an honour to know that people are still appreciating my previous album to this day.  A lot of hard work went in to it, and it's very encouraging and rewarding to get the support that I've been getting, especially from my fans.  It pushes me to do better, and to always strive for excellence."  
The album "Train Of Love" which earned him two Metro FM Music Awards has also brought about prestigious nominations at the South African Music Awards as well as the BET Awards last year.


Donald's brand new single "Don't Let It Burn" on which he collaborates with Bucie will be released this week and it is set to become another firm favourite. Adorned by the voices of two of SA's favourite dance music artists, the song is a plea from a partner who is trying to save a relationship that has seen better days, begging their significant other to fight for the affair and revive the flame that once was.  "Don't Let It Burn" was written by Donald, his album co-writer and manager Bonga Percy Vilakazi; and Bucie.  The video of the song can be expected in March 2015.

Congrats to Donald and his team. I am always touched when someone who has paid their dues in this industry gets to reap the rewards.

Picture credit (as they appear on the article). Pic 1 & 2 by Tankiso Tank Khumalo

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