South African musician Master KG won an award for the best international song at the NRJ Music Awards, which honours the best in the French and worldwide music industry.
Master KG’s Jerusalema remix featuring Nomcebo Zikode and Burna Boy edged out the likes of Blinding Lights (The Weeknd), Physical (Dua Lipa), Kings & Queens (Ava Max), Tusa (Karol G and Nicki Minaj) and Before You Go (Lewis Capaldi) to win the "International Song of the Year".
"We won a big one in France last night, Best International Song of the Year at the NRJ music awards. I keep watching these nominees again and again because I can’t believe it! Big thanks to everyone for making this win possible," an excited Master KG tweeted.
Master KG was also nominated for International Breakthrough of the Year but lost out to American musician Doja Cat.
"Jerusalema" was initially released on 29 November 2019, the upbeat gospel-influenced house song garnered positive response online and was accompanied with a music video on 21 December. It was later included on Master KG’s second album of the same title, released in January 2020.
He also won the title of Best African Act at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in November.