Sorry, Blame It on Me

"Sorry, Blame It on Me" is the fifth single from R&B singer/songwriter Akon's second studio album, Konvicted (Deluxe Edition). The song was co-written and produced by Clinton Sparks. This song was made after the nightclub incident in which Akon did a sexual dance with an underage girl. A demo of the song was leaked in February 2007, several months before the official version became available on Akon's Myspace. The song was put on iTunes on July 17, 2007. The song attained the number one position on iTunes on July 21, 2007 and July 23, 2007. The song was released to radio on July 24, 2007. The song debuted on the August 4, 2007 issue of the Billboard Hot 100 at number seven.[1] A music video directed by Chris Robinson was produced to promote the single.

"Sorry, Blame It on Me"
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Single by Akon
from the album Konvicted
ReleasedJuly 17, 2007
GenreR&B
Length4:55
LabelKonvict Muzik, Mowtown Records, Interscope
Songwriter(s)Aliaune Thiam, Clinton Sparks
Producer(s)Clinton Sparks
Akon singles chronology
"9mm/Speaker"
(2007)
"Sorry, Blame It on Me"
(2007)
"Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)"
(2007)
Music video
Sorry, Blame It on Me on YouTube

Track listingEdit

  1. "Sorry, Blame It on Me" - 4:57

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2007–08) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 27
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 17
Czech Republic (Rádio – Top 100)[4] 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 16
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 17
France (SNEP)[7] 10
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[8] 15
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[9] 28
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 34
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 2
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[13] 39
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 46
UK Singles (OCC)[16] 22
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 37
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[19] 11

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2007) Position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 67
Chart (2008) Position
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[21] 66

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[22] Platinum 60,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] Gold 7,500*
United Kingdom (BPI)[24] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[25] Platinum 1,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plain White T's Hold Atop Hot 100 Amid High Debuts". Billboard.com. July 26, 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Akon – Sorry, Blame It On Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Akon Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 200749 into search.
  5. ^ "Akon – Sorry, Blame It On Me". Tracklisten.
  6. ^ "Akon – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Akon.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Akon – Sorry, Blame It On Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  9. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Sorry, Blame It On Me". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  11. ^ "Akon – Sorry, Blame It On Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Akon – Sorry, Blame It On Me". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200737 into search.
  14. ^ "Akon – Sorry, Blame It On Me". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Akon – Sorry, Blame It On Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Akon Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Akon Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Akon Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2007" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  21. ^ "Rádiós Top 100 - hallgatottsági adatok alapján - 2008". Mahasz. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  22. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Akon – Sorry, Blame It on Me" (in Portuguese). Pro-Música Brasil.
  23. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles". Radioscope. 21 August 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-08-31. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  24. ^ "British single certifications – Akon – Sorry, Blame It on Me". British Phonographic Industry.Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Sorry, Blame It on Me in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  25. ^ "American single certifications – Akon – Sorry, Blame It on Me". Recording Industry Association of America.