Konnect

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Konnect
Studio album by
Released2020 (2020)
Genre
LabelAkonik Label Group
Producer
  • Composer
  • Mally Mall
  • Try Bishop
Akon chronology
Akonda
(2019)
Konnect
(2020)
The Konnection
(2020)
Singles from Konnect
  1. "Benjamin"
    Released: August 16, 2019
  2. "Can't Say No"
    Released: September 13, 2019

Konnect is the upcoming sixth studio album by Senegalese-American singer Akon, expected to be released via Akonik Label Group. It was originally planned to be released on October 25, 2019, but was delayed to November 22, 2019, in favor of the release of his fifth album Akonda (which was originally meant to be released on October 18, 2019).[2] However, the album was not released on that date and has since been delayed again to December 13, 2019,[3] and now it's pushed back to 2020.

Background[edit]

Akon announced that he has founded his new independent record label Akonik Label Group, comprising four distinct labels Akonda (Afrobeats), Akonik (United States), Ke Lo Ke (Latin America) and Jamakon (Caribbean) as well as releasing four albums later in the year.[4][5] He will start off by releasing a Latin album El Negreeto, an Afrobeats album Akonda, and a hip hop and R&B album Konnect. He will finish this off by releasing the collaborative album The Konnection in 2020, which will include guest artists such as Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and Ty Dolla Sign, among others.[6]

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single "Benjamin" was released on August 15, 2019.[7] It was written by Akon himself and Try Bishop, with the production handled by the latter. It samples The Beatles' 1969 song "Golden Slumbers".[8]

The album's second single "Can't Say No" was released on September 13, 2019.[9] It was produced by Composer and Mally Mall.

Confirmed tracks[edit]

Adapted from Tidal[10][11]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Benjamin"
Try Bishop3:47
2."Can't Say No"
  • Composer
  • Mally Mall
2:36

Sample credits

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akon To Release Three New Albums In October: See The Dates". HipHop-N-More. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Akon Set To Release Three Albums This Fall". Retrieved October 1, 2019 – via HotNewHipHop.com.
  3. ^ Diallo, Aziz Malick (November 27, 2019). "Akon assure qu'un collaboration est à venir avec Booba et... Gims" [Akon says a collaboration is coming up with Booba and... Gims]. Afrik (in French). Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Staff, Variety; Staff, Variety (June 6, 2019). "Akon, Motown Veteran Kedar Massenburg Launch Akonik Label Group".
  5. ^ "Akon and Former Motown CEO Kedar Massenburg Launch Akonik Label Group". www.billboard.com.
  6. ^ https://hiphop-n-more.com/2019/10/akon-talks-4-albums-collaborations-secret-project/
  7. ^ "Benjamin - Single by Akon". Retrieved September 27, 2019 – via music.apple.com.
  8. ^ https://genius.com/Akon-benjamin-lyrics
  9. ^ "Can't Say No - Single by Akon". Retrieved September 27, 2019 – via music.apple.com.
  10. ^ "Benjamin by Akon on TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Can't Say No by Akon on TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved October 2, 2019.