Matthew Mole made South African chart history earlier this year when he became the first local artist to enter the SA iTunes album chart at No.1 beating off stiff competition from international superstars JAY Z, The Rolling Stones, Michael Buble and Robin Thicke, as well as the world’s biggest compilation series NOW That’s What I Call Music to top the chart.
Mole’s debut album, ‘The Home We Built’, produced by Matthew Fink (Shadowclub, Tailor, Nakhane Toure), is already attracting keen international interest on both sides of the Atlantic where he has already been chosen as Record Of The Day in the UK (twice) and A&R Worldwide’s ‘Artist Of The Week’ & ‘Video Of The Week’ in the US over the past few months.
Commenting on his album being voted iTunes Album Of The Year, Mole said: “This blows my mind. It’s so encouraging seeing how supportive people have been. Double thumbs up!”
Karl Anderson, owner of Mole’s record label Just Music, added: “It’s been an amazing year for Matthew Mole given that he was a complete unknown twelve months ago. This is the best Christmas gift we could have ever asked for! We’re incredibly appreciative of the support iTunes have given Matthew’s album since the release at the end of July.”