Elvis Blue turns gold

2011-01-12 14:52

Cape Town - Idols 6 winner, Elvis Blue has seen his self titled debut album attain Gold status by selling 20 000 copies in a mere 29 days from release.

Fuelled by the runaway success of his winning song, Things my father said, the album has become the first by an Idols winner to achieve this accolade, in the history of the competition.

Furthermore Elvis Blue also holds the worldwide record for the first Idols winner to record and release an album within 30 days of winning the competition.

On hearing the news Elvis said “I’m over the moon, I have seen some of my dreams come true. First and foremost I want to thank the fans who made this possible and everyone at Universal Music who worked so hard to make this happen”.

His new single Lighthouse will hit radio airwaves on January 17 and promises to be another smash hit.



  • Zoolie - 2011-01-12 15:04

    Wow well done old chap, well done.

  • Amelam - 2011-01-12 15:08

    This is one guy who fits the description of an idol and a truly great guy too. Go Elvis, go!

  • rhombus - 2011-01-12 15:23

    Congratulations & well done.

  • rhombus - 2011-01-12 15:23

    Congratulations & well done, brilliant and in such a short time.

  • Redwine - 2011-01-12 15:26

    I never liked any of the Idol winners before and certainly think that the local industry is overpopulated with wannebee stars with scant talent. I must however say that I am a big Elvis fan so big up bru I will buy your CD.

  • Gail - 2011-01-12 15:28

    Good for you Elvis, well deserved.

  • PAR - 2011-01-12 15:44

    This should be a lesson to all people - what you put out there comes back to you. He is a good guy and deservesto succeed.

  • Jakkals - 2011-01-12 20:07

    Nou wonder ek wat MARA te se het. Dit is seker weer apartheid se skuld dat hy so goed doen. Geluk boet jy is 'n yster.

  • Janine - 2011-01-12 21:20

    When I saw Elvis' first audition I thought that there was something different about him and hoped that he would make it all the way to the finals. It's awesome that he is doing so well - he really deserves it.

  • Andy49 - 2011-01-12 21:42

    Worthy Idols winner reaping your just rewards. Congratulations & well done Mr. Blue.

  • richard - 2011-01-13 07:27

    I knew he was going to be a real asset to our music scene that is why I VOTED FOR HIM. I think at last we have an idol to be proud of. Good luck Elvis

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