Craig Lucas and Paxton's song 'Smother' is certified gold
The "Idols SA" season 13 winner took to social media over the weekend to boast about her contribution to the gold status of the song "Smother".
"Smother" was released by "The Voice SA" season 2 winner Craig Lucas in 2017, and after Paxton won "Idols", Craig asked her to do a duet with him in 2018.
The song burned up the radio airwaves and now a year later, "Smother" (featuring Paxton) has hit gold status.
A song reaching gold status in the South African music industry is when an artist sells at least 10 000 units.
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Im just a girl from Bishop Lavis with a passion for music who can now say she is a Gold selling artist at the age of 19,man God is real🙏.I want to say a big thank you to @craigdlucas for getting me on this track,I felt so connected to it before the collab even happened and to be a part of such an amazing project is really such an honour.To @jethrotaitmusic you really captivated so many people with this song and helped so many people out of toxic situations,thank you 🙌.Thank you to @umgsa for this precious gift and thank you to @gallomusicsa @kimcopwatkins for being so supportive.Thank you to everyone who was involved in the recording process,shooting the artwork,etc. I know it probably seems like I’m being extra😂,but this is such a big deal to me because never in my life would I have thought that this would be in God’s plan for me,it’s a huge achievement and I can’t help but say thank you!😩TO THE SUPPORTERS,you guys play a major role in this song going gold,without you guys we are nothing and I appreciate you guys so so much!❤️ WE WENT GOLD BABYYYYY!🥂
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Paxton says she is thanking her lucky stars that Craig approached her to work with him.
“He said we both care about our communities, won these big competitions, he is from Elsies River and I’m from Bishop Lavis, and he reckons we’re only a bridge apart so we can try to collaborate,” she tells the Daily Voice.
“This was bigger than a collab, this was to give people hope and show them how much stronger we are together.”
The popstar took to Facebook to share her happiness, posting: “I’m just a girl from Bishop Lavis with a passion for music who can now say she is a Gold selling artist at the age of 19, man, God is real.”
“I want to say a big thank you to Craig Lucas for getting me on this track, I felt so connected to it before the collab even happened and to be a part of such an amazing project is really such an honour.”Daily Voice