Konvicted

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Konvicted
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 14, 2006
Recorded2006 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
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
DJBooth.net4.5/5 stars[10]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX3/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]
Spin(6/10)[7]
Sputnikmusic2.5/5 stars[8]
USA Today3/4 stars[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.

Background[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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
Konvicted: Platinum Edition Bonus Tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Sorry, Blame It on Me"Akon, Clinton Sparks, S. PatroneClinton Sparks4:56
14."Rush" (featuring Kardinal Offishall)Akon, Jason Harrow, Andrew Joel ThompsonAkon4:14
15."Don't Matter" (Calypso Remix)Akon, Bob Marley, Robert Kelly, A. LawsonAkon5:37
16."Gringo"AkonAkon4:30
17."I Wanna Love You" (Clean Version) (featuring Snoop Dogg)Akon, Cordozar Broadus Jr.Akon4:07
Total length:62:52
UK Bonus Tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Gringo"AkonAkon4:30
14."I Wanna Love You" (Clean Version) (featuring Snoop Dogg)Akon, Cordozar Broadus Jr.Akon4:07
Circuit City & Japanese Bonus Track
No.TitleLength
13."Struggle Everyday"4:16
Digital Bonus Track
No.TitleLength
13."I Wanna Love You" (Remix) (featuring Snoop Dogg and Tego Calderon)3:56
Walmart Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLength
13."Fair To You"3:21
14."Still Alone"2:46
15."Mama Africa" (Walmart Soundcheck Version - Live)4:45
16."I Wanna Love You" (Walmart Soundcheck Version - Live)4:37
Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD
No.TitleLength
1."The Journey" (Documentary) 
2."Smack That" (Music Video) 
3."I Wanna Love You" (Music Video) 
4."Don't Matter" (Music Video) 

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Akon - production, executive producer, A&R direction
  • Devyne Stephens - executive producer, A&R direction, creative direction
  • Tasha Stafford - A&R administration
  • Jason "Chyld" Kpana - A&R administration, marketing
  • Eddy Schreyer - mastering
  • Elise Wright - marketing
  • Joe Spix - art direction, art design
  • Jonathan Mannion - photography
  • Fiskani - wardrobe stylist
  • Sandra L. Brown - legal
  • Cragg Brown - coordinator
  • Samples: "Rush" - Mantenha O Respeito by "Planet Hemp"

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[41] Platinum 70,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[42] Platinum 60,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[43] 2× Platinum 200,000^
France (SNEP)[44] Gold 75,000*
Ireland (IRMA)[45] Platinum 15,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[46] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[47] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[48] Gold 10,000*
Russia (NFPF)[49] Platinum 20,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[50] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[51] 2× Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[52] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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

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