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Konvicted

Konvicted
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 14, 2006
RecordedLate 2006 at White Room Studios (Detroit, MI)
Genre
Length48:05
LabelKonvict, UpFront, SRC, Universal Motown,
ProducerAkon, Giorgio Tuinfort, Eminem, Rune Rask, Troo.L.S, Ghulam Sajid, SuperVillain Beats, T-Pain
Akon chronology
Trouble
(2004)
Konvicted
(2006)
Freedom
(2008)
Singles from Konvicted
  1. "Smack That"
    Released: September 26, 2006
  2. "I Wanna Love You"
    Released: October 5, 2006
  3. "Don't Matter"
    Released: January 18, 2007
  4. "Mama Africa"
    Released: May 15, 2007
  5. "Sorry, Blame It on Me"
    Released: July 17, 2007
  6. "I Can't Wait"
    Released: March 31, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
DJBooth.net[10]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
The Guardian[3]
HipHopDX[4]
Robert Christgau[5]
Rolling Stone[6]
Spin(6/10)[7]
Sputnikmusic[8]
USA Today[9]

Konvicted is the second studio album by American singer Akon. It was released on November 14, 2006. The album features collaborations with rappers Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Styles P and T-Pain.

Contents

Background


Konvicted is Akon's most successful album worldwide. The album received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. On November 20, 2007, the RIAA certified the album ‘triple platinum’ with 3 million units sold in the US. It has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. The album was accompanied by several different bonus tracks depending on territory. In the UK, the track "Gringo" was issued. "Gringo" also became a bonus track for Target customers in the US. In Japan, the UK B-Side "Struggle Everyday" became the final track on the album. "Struggle Everyday" also became a bonus track for Circuit City customers in the US. All digital versions of the album come accompanied by a remix of "I Wanna Love You", featuring Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

Walmart customers in the US were treated to four exclusive bonus tracks, including unreleased tracks "Fair to You" and "Still Alone", plus Walmart Live Soundcheck versions of "Mama Africa" and "I Wanna Love You". The Platinum Edition of the album, issued in 2007, came complete with the new single "Sorry Blame It On Me", a new track entitled "Rush", and a remix of "Don't Matter". Some editions of the album also came packaged with a bonus DVD, containing a thirty-minute documentary and three music videos. "Smack That", "I Wanna Love You" and "Don't Matter" were certified 3x platinum by RIAA. Also "Never Took the Time" was released as promotional single on October 16, 2007.[11] Snoop Dogg, under the moniker Snoop Lion, recorded a cover of "Tired of Runnin'" for his debut reggae album, Reincarnated.

Chart performance


Konvicted debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 284,000 copies that week.[12] The album was able to stay within the top twenty for 28 consecutive weeks, but eventually started to drop slowly. On November 19, 2007, the RIAA certified Konvicted 3x platinum status with 3 million units sold in the United States. The album became the second best selling record of the year on the Billboard 200 charts.[13]'

Track listing


No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Shake Down"Akon, Giorgio TuinfortAkon, Giorgio Tuinfort3:52
2."Blown Away" (featuring Styles P)Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort, David "Styles P" StylesGiorgio Tuinfort, Akon3:29
3."Smack That" (featuring Eminem)Akon, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto, Mike StrangeEminem3:33
4."I Wanna Love You" (featuring Snoop Dogg)Akon, Cordozar Broadus Jr.Akon4:07
5."The Rain"Akon, Dwight "Skrapp" Reynolds, Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, S. CrockerAkon3:27
6."Never Took the Time"Akon, Keon Bryce, Steve SkinnerAkon3:57
7."Mama Africa"Akon, Hakim Abdulsamad, Dalton Brownie, Bobby Dixon, Everold Dwyer, Paul Elton, Bruce Gowdy, Tilmann Otto, Dave RichardsAkon4:26
8."I Can't Wait" (featuring T-Pain)Akon, Faheem NajmAkon, T-Pain3:46
9."Gangsta Bop"Akon, T. Nielsen, Rune RaskAkon, Troo.L.S, Rask4:06
10."Tired of Runnin'"Akon, H. Banks, C. Hampton, R. JacksonAkon4:33
11."Once in a While"Akon, Brian "Benny Demus" Boulai, Skip ProkopBenny-D, Akon3:57
12."Don't Matter"Akon, Bob Marley, R. Kelly, A. LawsonAkon4:53
Total length:48:05

Credits and personnel


Peak position and certification


Chart Providers Peak
position
Certification Sales
Billboard 200 Billboard 2[14] 3x Platinum 3,000,000+
Billboard Comprehensive Albums Billboard 2[15]
Billboard Internet Albums Billboard 2[14]
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Billboard 2[14]
The Official UK Album Chart BPI/The Official UK Charts Company 16[16] 3x Platinum 490,000+[17]
Australian Album Chart ARIA 16[18] Platinum 70,000+
Australian Urban Album Chart ARIA 3[19] Gold
Belgian Album Chart Ultratop / Nielsen 15[20] Gold 350,000+
Brazilian Albums Chart ABPD 3x Platinum[21] 250,000+
Canadian Albums Chart Nielsen Soundscan 4[14] 2x Platinum[22] 200,000+
Czech Album Chart IFPI 23[23]
Danish Album Chart IFPI / Nielsen 31[24]
French Album Chart SNEP/IFOP 7[25] 2x Platinum 400,000+[26]
Irish Album Chart IRMA 12[27] Platinum[28]
Japanese Album Chart Oricon 18[29] Gold[30] 85,000+[29]
New Zealand Album Chart RIANZ 1[31] Gold[32] 100,000+
Swedish Album Chart GLF 41[33]    
Swiss Album Chart Media Control Europe 23[34] Gold[35] 98,100+

References


Note: All citations to magazine articles lead to a website where scans of these magazines can be viewed free of charge

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Konvicted" .
  3. ^ Macpherson, Alex (17 November 2006). "CD: Akon, Konvicted" – via www.theguardian.com.
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  5. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: akon" . www.robertchristgau.com.
  6. ^ "Konvicted" .
  7. ^ "SPIN" . Spin.
  8. ^ "Akon - Konvicted (album review ) - Sputnikmusic" . www.sputnikmusic.com.
  9. ^ USA Today review Archived December 1, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Akon- Konvicted - Album Review, Stream - Hip Hop Albums - DJBooth" . DJBooth.
  11. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!" . FMQB. Archived from the original on November 1, 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  12. ^ "The Game Wins No. 1 On The Billboard 200" . Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  13. ^ "'Daughtry' Named Billboard Top Seller in '07" . ew.com. December 14, 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  14. ^ a b c d "Akon: Billboard albums" . AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  15. ^ "Billboard Comprehensive Albums" . Billboard tymagazine. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  16. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Akon - Konvicted" . 31 July 2012.
  17. ^ Forums, BuzzJack Entertainment. "Music forums focusing on chart music with chart and entertainment discussion" . www.buzzjack.com.
  18. ^ "Australian Albums Chart" . Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  19. ^ "Australian Albums Chart" . Australian-Charts.com. Archived from the original on 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  20. ^ "Belgian Album Chart" . Entertainment.Skynet.be. Archived from the original on 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  21. ^ "Associayco Brasileira de Produtores de Disco" . ABPD. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  22. ^ Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum Archived 2009-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ "Czech Albums Chart" . IFPIcr.cz. Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  24. ^ "Danish Album Chart" . DanishCharts.com. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  25. ^ "French Albums Chart" . LesCharts.com. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  26. ^ "Charts français" . fanofmusic.free.fr.
  27. ^ "Irish Album Chart" . IRMA.ie. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
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  29. ^ a b "Japanese Album Chart" . Jbbs.LiveDoor.jp. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  30. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2011年05月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (May 2011)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). June 10, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  31. ^ "New Zealand Albums Chart" . charts.nz. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  32. ^ "Recording Industry Association of New Zealand" . RIANZ.org.nz. Archived from the original on June 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  33. ^ "Swedish Album Chart" . SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  34. ^ "Swiss Album Chart" . HitParade.ch. Retrieved 2007-04-20.
  35. ^ The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community Archived December 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine



Categories: 2006 albums | Akon albums | Albums produced by Akon | Albums produced by T-Pain | Albums produced by Eminem | Universal Records albums


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