Dr Rebecca Malope, South African gospel queen, releases a carefully curated masterpiece titled “Lord, You Are Good” to mark her 36th album contribution to the South African gospel community.
This latest album which represents the hallmark of her career features all-star collaborations from Amadodana Ase Wesile, Soweto Gospel Choir and Sipho Ngwenya to Lebo Sekgobela, Zaza Mokgethi, Dumi Mkokstad, Putuma Tiso and Taki Ndou.
Rebecca Malope’s long-spanning career has seen her release Thirty-five albums; win many South African Music Awards, Crown Gospel Music Awards, Metro FM Music Awards, Kora All Africa Music Awards, just to mention a few.
Music trends will come and go and styles will change, but Rebecca Malope will remain the rock of ages!
After 30 years of an astoundingly erupting career, Rebecca Malope stakes her claim as one of the best to ever sing the Good Lord’s praises and has the hard ware to prove it. Winning awards year after year she has sold over 10 million albums in South Africa alone which puts her on the list as a top star not only in her genre but across music as a whole.
As an individual and collaborative artist, she has released over 30 albums with most receiving gold o platinum status.
She has appeared on TV and made appearances across the nation as one of the Queens of today.
Her fire for music began even as a kid when she was 18 she hiked over 400 km with her sister from their home township of Kanyamazane to Johannesburg to fuel her passion. Her journey brought her from singing competitions to group collaborations and finally as a solo artist.
She eventually won the Shell Road to Fame with an impactful performance of the song Shine On which is known to be dedicated to the political unrest during Apartheid in South Africa. Despite her winning, she struggles to find a record label but finally was given a chance by MFM but was told to switch genres from gospel to disco to ensure record sales. So her debut album, titled “Rebecca”, only included one gospel song which was well received and boosted her career.
Her first full gospel album “Rebecca Sings Gospel”, was released in 1992 and exploded her notoriety to another level. She was finally the first gospel artist who could hear their music amongst the likes of other mainstream music. This set off an eruption of albums and in 1993 she released “Ngiyekeleni” followed by “Umoya Wam” in 1994 which contained her signature song Umoya Wam (listen below). In 1995 she let go of “Shwele Baba” breaking records at the time for the fastest-selling album in South Africa!
In 2003 she won a KORA All African Music Award for Best Gospel Singer and in 2014 she released her final album titled AmaVIP! Take a listen below to her smash hit and let us know what you think of the Queen of Gospel!
Lord, You Are Good is indeed a masterpiece album, Get It Here:
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