Amazulu (album)

Amazulu
Amazulu album cover.png
Studio album by
Released11 November 2016
RecordedOctober 2016
StudioAmbitiouz Studios
GenreRnB, afro-soul, soul
Length55:58
Language
LabelAmbitiouz
Producer
Amanda Black chronology
Amazulu
(2016)
Power
(2019)
Singles from Amazulu
  1. "Amazulu"
    Released: 1 July 2016
  2. "Separate"
    Released: 7 November 2016
  3. "Kahle"
    Released: 12 May 2017

Amazulu is the debut studio album of South African singer Amanda Black. It was released on 11 November 2016 through Ambitiouz Entertainment[1] with music production credits from Christer, Ruff, Vuyo Manyike and Lunatik; and additional songwriting credits from Jabulani Makhubo, Christer Kobedi and Sizwe Thabethe.[2] The 14-track album was nominated in five categories each at the 2016 Metro FM Music Awards and at the 23rd edition of the South African Music Awards.[3]

Commercial performance

The album was certified platinum three weeks after its release which led Ngwako Malatji of Sunday World to name Amanda Black as "the new queen of ballads".[4]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Amazulu"Amanda Antony; Christer Kobedi
4:13
2."Kahle"Amanda Antony; Jabulani MakhuboLunatik3:31
3."Uzobuya"Amanda Antony; Christer Kobedi; Sizwe Andrew ThabetheChrister3:20
4."Free"Amanda AntonyRon Epidemic4:24
5."Mna Nawe"Amanda Antony
  • Christer
  • Ruff
  • Vuyo Manyike
3:49
6."Kulomhlaba"Amanda Antony
4:31
7."Sinazo"Amanda AntonyChrister4:42
8."Lila"Amanda Antony; Jabulani Makhubo
  • Christer
  • Ruff
3:58
9."Buyela Kum"Amanda Antony
  • Christer
  • Vuyo Manyike
  • Ruff
5:06
10."Crush"Amanda AntonyLunatik4:04
11."Sabela"Amanda AntonyLunatik3:36
12."Msizeni"Amanda AntonyChrister3:30
13."Separate"Jabulani MakhuboChrister3:15
14."Thank You"Amanda AntonyVuyo Manyike3:27
Total length:55:58
Notes
  • "Kahle" - Keyboards by Christer • Bass and Guitars by Vuyo Manyike
  • "Uzobuya" - Bass by Elisha Dapo Kehinde
  • "Sabela" - Guitars by Vuyo Manyike
  • "Thank You" - Additional vocals by Vuyo Manyike

Sample credits

  • "Lila" - Contains sample from "Baby I'm Missing You" by Blondie Makhene

Release history

List of release dates, showing region, formats, label, editions and reference
Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s) Ref.
Various 11 November 2016 Digital download Ambitiouz Entertainment Standard [5]

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
South Africa (RiSA) 3x Platinum 90,000+

Accolades

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2016 16th Metro Fm Music Awards Best African Pop Album Nominated
Best Female Album Nominated
23rd South African Music Awards Album of the Year Won
Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album Won

References

  1. ^ "Amanda's album hit on iTunes - HeraldLIVE". www.heraldlive.co.za.
  2. ^ Bambalele, Patience (15 December 2016). "Amanda Black proves her star power". The Sowetan. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ Kumona, Molife (30 April 2017). "I was told I wasn't good enough- Amanda Black". DRUM. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ Ngwako Malatji (14 December 2016). "Amanda Black: new queen of ballads". Sunday World. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Amazulu by Amanda Black on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017.