'Beau Monga' album released

BeauMonga_BeauMongaThe debut self-titled album from the winner of The X Factor NZ season two, has been released today by Sony Music.

Beau Monga, the self-titled album recorded by Beau Monga after his X Factor win, includes his winners single King and Queen (which he wrote himself) and ten of his most popular covers from the show. The album was previously due for release on June 5.

The album was recorded at Auckland’s Parachute Studios with producer Sam de Jong and is celebration of Monga’s journey on the show, featuring studio recordings of tracks such as Happy by Pharrell Williams, Jamming by Bob Marley and Ruketekete te Mamae (The Roimata Song) by Brother Love which Monga performed on the show – giving fans exactly what they have been demanding!

Sony Music says:

The 21-year-old beat-boxer and vocalist made his mark on the show during auditions when he performed Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles, which went viral with over 1.6 million views before the launch of the show back in February.

Monga is an incredibly multi-talented musician, with arrangement credits on his debut album. Hailing from Manurewa, South Auckland, and the son of Betty-Anne and Ryan Monga of Ardijah, Monga has grown up surrounded by music. Prior to entering The X Factor NZ, Monga’s time was spent perfecting his craft and busking in Auckland, Hamilton, Huntly and Rotorua. This prepared him well to launch his career as a recording artist and performer.

King and Queen has featured in the top five of the New Zealand Music Singles Chart since it debuted at number one on May 25. It is currently in the number four position.

Beau Monga can be purchased on iTunes:

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  • Danny TV

    That’s a bloody awful cover. Beau looks like he putting matchsticks in to keep his eyes open. Perhaps he’s been forced to watch ‘Come Dine With Me’?

    • Dave

      It is a dreadful cover. I suspect it’s got a few “hidden” messages to certain people/groups… 😉