Oct 9 - Akon's 'Smack That' Breaks Billboard Record

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Oct 9 - Akon's 'Smack That' Breaks Billboard Record
 

 
The singer/producer's latest single "Smack That" rose from No. 95 to No. 7 on last week's Billboard Hot 100 singles chart--the largest surge in Billboard's 48-year history.

"My [challenge] was never getting a hit record. Now that I got one, it's easy. I know exactly what the crowd wants to hear," Akon told AllHipHop.com. "If anything, I'm going to have pressure off this one. How I'm going to top that is the next question at the end of the day. I just feel like as long as I'm working hard, and putting out good music, it shouldn't be a problem."

The jump was spurred by its No. 6 debut on the Hot Digital Songs chart.

With 67,000 downloads sold in its first week, "Smack That" became one the top 10 fastest growing songs at Top 40 radio and is the No. 1 most added song at rhythmic and crossover.

Its Billboard showing beats the previous record set in February by Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron and Andrew Seeley's "Breaking Free," which climbed from No. 86 to No. 4.

"Smack That" isn't the only Akon record impacting the charts, as his Snoop Dogg- a.ssisted "I Wanna Love You" is also breaking in.

Both singles are from Akon's upcoming sophomore album Konvicted.

While topping the success of those singles may pose a future concern, Akon doesn't seem worried.

Fans can expect more big things down the road from Akon, who is planning a movie called Illegal Alien, based on his life.

The crooner considered actor Mekhi Phifer as the perfect choice to play him.

"If people really knew my story, they'd be looking at me a whole other way," said Akon. "It's like City Of God/Menace II Society/Ray all in one movie. Like, a lot of people didn't know my uncle tied me to the train tracks when I was a kid. He literally tried to k!ll me because I wouldn't give him any money. I am from a whole other culture. There's a lot of good things in it--and a lot of bad things."

Although films are on the horizon, Akon is also focused on creating a full album with rapper Young Jeezy, as well as musical ventures with his record labels.

"Right now I've got Upfront [with Devyne Stephens], and we're doing this up under SRC now as a joint venture with Universal. Then I have Konvict at Jive, where I've got T-Pain, whose album is dropping in 2007, and I've got Dolla too," said the singer, who recently worked in the studio with Elton John and Gwen Stefani. "But the mothership of all the labels is at Interscope, which is KLD, Kon Live Distribution. I just signed Chilli [of TLC] on that situation. The records I got on that girl, y'all better be ready. We've also got Earl Ray on that situation. He says what R&B cats wanna say. He doesn't beat around the bush."

The following is the track list for Konvicted, which is scheduled to hit stores Nov. 21:

"Shake Down"
"Blown Away" feat. Styles P
"Smack That" feat. Eminem
"I Wanna Love You" feat. Snoop Dogg
"Rain"
"Never Took the Time"
"Mama Africa"
"Don't Matter"
"I Can't Wait"
"Once in a While"
"Tired of Runnin"
"Gangsta Bop"

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 12 years ago '04        #2
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This dude doesn't deserve a penny, he has no talent what-so-ever.

He cannot sing to save his life, his voice sounds like a fu*king broken trumpet or some sh*t.

This just about sums up what people listen to these days. Terrible, terrible song, even Eminem was poor.

*smh*
 10-09-2006, 03:15 PM         #3
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WTFF AKON IS THE sh*t MAN I LOVE HIS SONGS
 10-09-2006, 03:15 PM         #4
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 Nocturnal-One said:
This dude doesn't deserve a penny, he has no talent what-so-ever.

He cannot sing to save his life, his voice sounds like a fu*king broken trumpet or some sh*t.

This just about sums up what people listen to these days. Terrible, terrible song, even Eminem was poor.

*smh*
Put down the haterade.
 10-09-2006, 03:17 PM         #5
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Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
 12 years ago '04        #6
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 Nocturnal-One said:
This dude doesn't deserve a penny, he has no talent what-so-ever.

He cannot sing to save his life, his voice sounds like a fu*king broken trumpet or some sh*t.

This just about sums up what people listen to these days. Terrible, terrible song, even Eminem was poor.

*smh*
the hatred is just crazy these days.
 12 years ago '04        #7
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nocturnal one is a f*g**t

akon has ALOT of credibility...

ALOT of talent

very unique voice and makes great traks

2 many f*g**t haters
 10-09-2006, 03:23 PM         #8
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Akon is the 2006 NATE DOGG


word up
 10-09-2006, 03:25 PM         #9
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akon makes hits... thats all that matters
 12 years ago '04        #10
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 Nocturnal-One said:
This dude doesn't deserve a penny, he has no talent what-so-ever.

He cannot sing to save his life, his voice sounds like a fu*king broken trumpet or some sh*t.

This just about sums up what people listen to these days. Terrible, terrible song, even Eminem was poor.

*smh*



i dont know what Akon your listening to but im pretty sure eveyone in the industry right n0w is wanting him singing hooks on there material.
 12 years ago '04        #11
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 thego2man said:
Akon is the 2006 NATE DOGG


word up


yessir
 12 years ago '05        #12
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Convict Muuuuusak!!!!!!!!
 12 years ago '04        #13
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Regardless of opinions on his voice or talent. Dude sell records (obviously) That track with Rick Ross on Port of Miami. The track with Obie Trice on Second Round's on me. Both were off the hook. True his lyrics aren't some awe inspiring piece of art, but sh*t sells man. That's all it's about.
 12 years ago '06        #14
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wasn't there a post awhile back about all the songs akon has been featured on?

that list was huge!

i don't really feel his solo stuff, but when he's featured on a song/hook it's nice.
 10-09-2006, 03:36 PM         #15
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o yea that boy akon definitely doin big things out here in these streets. what up nate dogg where ya at homie? looks like akon jus took his spot and overdid nate with his own style. what y'all kno about akon sellin over 10 million albums worldwide? that's krazy and especially for somebody these days to sell that many records cuz of all tha bootleggin and tha illegal downloadin they got goin on. big props to that boy Akon.
 12 years ago '05        #16
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 thego2man said:
Akon is the 2006 NATE DOGG


word up
hell yeah...you ain't cool until you have made a song with him...lol
 12 years ago '04        #17
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 thego2man said:
Akon is the 2006 NATE DOGG


word up
that is true
 12 years ago '04        #18
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 Nocturnal-One said:
This dude doesn't deserve a penny, he has no talent what-so-ever.

He cannot sing to save his life, his voice sounds like a fu*king broken trumpet or some sh*t.

This just about sums up what people listen to these days. Terrible, terrible song, even Eminem was poor.

*smh*


akon is no nate dogg

dude writes his sh*t,most of the time produces the beat as well

and he got his business str8
 10-09-2006, 04:04 PM         #19
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 thego2man said:
Akon is the 2006 NATE DOGG


word up
real talk
 12 years ago '04        #20
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fa real ...bone jus tmade that song wit him and he fu*kin k!lllllllllled the chorus i dont think krayzie coulda done that betta...hes finna to blow in o7
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