Speaking to KIA Take 40 SA chart host, Mark Pilgrim, straight after being announced as the new number one. Cruise said: “I’ve been so blown away and humbled by how people have loved and supported the song, thanks to everybody out there on Twitter and Facebook and everybody that voted for the song, I can't tell you how much it means to me.”

The single, Not Just Friends, from Cruise’s debut album is available on all digital formats as well as on CD in South Africa.

To watch the music video for Not Just Friends, click here. To buy Connell Cruise's self-titled album on iTunes, click here.

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