Konvict Muzik is a record label founded by R&B singer Akon.[1] Other than Akon, artists such as T-Pain, Kat DeLuna, Mali Music, Red Cafe, Dolla, Ya Boy, and Costa Titch[2] have signed to the label during their careers.[3] At the beginning of most Konvict Muzik artists' songs there is the sound of the clank of a jail cell, followed by Akon uttering "Konvict". In 2022, it was announced that the label was rebranding into Konvict Kulture.[4] Fotemah Mba held the executive position of Vice President of A&R for the label.

Konvict Muzik
Parent companySony Music Entertainment
Distributor(s)Vydia (2020–present)
Universal Motown Records (2004–2012)
GenreHip hop, R&B
Country of originUnited States
LocationAtlanta, Georgia

The label operated concurrently with another label founded by Akon in 2007, KonLive Distribution, whose flagship artist was Lady Gaga. KonLive was an imprint of Interscope Records, while Konvict Muzik was an imprint of Universal Motown. Akon has signed Nigerian artists P-Square, Tuface, and Wizkid as representatives of his record label Konvict Muzik in Africa. He revealed this in December 2011 in Lagos at the unveiling of Cintron energy drink, which took place in footballer Jay Jay Okocha's club, Number 10.[5]

Background edit

Akon started his own label after the success of his 2004 debut album, Trouble.

Notable artists edit

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Discography edit

Artist Album Album details Singles
T-Pain Rappa Ternt Sanga
Akon Konvicted
  • Released: November 14, 2006
  • Chart position: 2 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: 3× Platinum
T-Pain Epiphany
  • Released: June 5, 2007
  • Chart position: 1 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: Platinum
Sway The Signature LP
  • Released: October 6, 2008
  • Chart position: 51 U.K.
  • RIAA certification: —
T-Pain Thr33 Ringz
  • Released: November 11, 2008
  • Chart position: 4 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: Gold
Akon Freedom
  • Released: December 2, 2008
  • Chart position: 7 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: 2× Platinum
T-Pain Revolver
  • Released: December 6, 2011
  • Chart position: 28 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: —

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Melvin Brown: Konvict Business Archived October 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ https://gagasiworld.co.za/costa-titch-announces-global-partnership-deal-with-akons-label-konvict-kulture/
  3. ^ https://allhiphop.com/news/akon-signs-gospel-rapper-mali-music-to-konvict-muzik/
  4. ^ https://www.vibe.com/features/editorial/akon-tiktok-afrobeat-konvict-muzik-1234703338/amp/
  5. ^ a b c Akon signs 2face, Wizkid and P-Square as Konvict Musik Representatives
  6. ^ a b Mgbolu, Charles (December 19, 2011). "Akon's label, Konvict signs Wizkid Psquare, Tuface!". Vanguard. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  7. ^ "Konvict Muzik Artists". Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  8. ^ Shutler, Ali (March 12, 2023). "Rapper Costa Titch dies after collapsing onstage at Ultra Festival". {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)

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