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Konvicted is the second album by hip hop and R&B singer Akon. It was originally released in November 2006. The album features tracks recorded with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Styles P (who previously collaborated with Akon on "Locked Up") and T-Pain (who later recorded "Bartender" with Akon). To date, it is Akon's most successful album and was nominated for a Grammy Award .

Track listing

Samples



Credits

  • Executive Producer: Devyne Stephens and Akon
  • A&R Direction: Devyne Stephens and Akon
  • A&R Administration: Tashia Stafford and Jason "Chyld" Kpana
  • Creative Direction: Devyne Stephens
  • Mastered: Eddy Schreyer
  • Marketing: Elise Wright and Jason "Chyld" Kpana
  • Art Direction & Design: Joe Spix
  • Photographer: Jonathan Mannion
  • Wardrobe Stylist: Fiskani
  • Legal: Sandra L. Brown
  • Corrdinator: Cragg Brown


Chart performance

Konvicted debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 284,000 copies. The album was able to stay within the top twenty for 28 consecutive weeks, but eventually started to drop slowly. On its sixth week, it broke the one million mark, though it was certified platinum two weeks later. In its tenth week it had a total of 1.3 million copies. The album was officially certified double platinum on its sixteenth week. 2 million records were sold after twenty weeks.

After thirty weeks on the chart it had moved 2.4 million units. On November 19, 2007, the RIAA has certified the Konvicted album triple platinum status with 3 million units sold in the United States. Currently it has sold more than 5 Million worldwide as of 1.1.2008Despite not being Akon's highest charting song, Smack That is his biggest song.The album became the second best selling record of the year on the Billboard 200 charts.

Deluxe Edition

Akon Deluxe Platinum Edition of Konvicted featured three new songs including the hit single "Sorry, Blame It on Me". The new album includes "Rush" featuring Kardinal Offishall which appeared in the summer blockbuster Rush Hour 3. The third song is a remix to "Don't Matter", which is the remix featured in the video near the end. The new Konvicted includes a documentary of Akon where visits his homeland, Senegalmarker. Music videos of the hit singles "Smack That", "I Wanna Love You" and "Don't Matter" came with the set as well.

Peak position and certification

Chart (2006) Providers Peak
position
Certification Sales
The Billboard 200 (U.S.) Billboard 2 3x Platinum 2,830,000+
Billboard Comprehensive Albums (U.S.) Billboard 2
Billboard Internet Albums (U.S.) Billboard 2
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (U.S.) Billboard 2
The Official UK Album Chart BPI/The Official UK Charts Company 16 Platinum 410,000
Australian Album Chart ARIA 16 Platinum 70,000+
Australian Urban Album Chart ARIA 3 Platinum
Belgian Album Chart Ultratop / Nielsen 33
Canadian Albums Chart Nielsen Soundscan 4 2x Platinum 200,000+
Czech Album Chart IFPI 23 - -
Danish Album Chart IFPI / Nielsen 31 - -
French Album Chart SNEP/IFOP 7 - 118,000
Irish Album Chart IRMA 12 Platinum -
Japanese Album Chart Oricon 18 - 58,600
New Zealand Album Chart RIANZ 1 2x Platinum 30,000
Swedish Album Chart GLF 41    
Swiss Album Chart Media Control Europe 23 Gold 15,000


References

Note: All citations to magazine articles lead to a website where scans of these magazines can be viewed free of charge
  1. Top 200 SoundScan Album Sales 11/22/2006
  2. Top 200 SoundScan Album Sales 12/27/2006
  3. New Akon Hit Earmarked For Expanded 'Konvicted'
  4. Konvicted UK Sales Archive
  5. Total UK Sales So Far
  6. Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum
  7. French Sales
  8. The Irish Charts - All there is to know
  9. The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community


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