Freedom by Akon to be released.
Akon has announced that he is to release his new album "Freedom" on December 2, 2008. Akon's Freedom will be a 15 track album, and it will feature collaborators such as Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, T-Pain and Wyclef Jean. The album was originally planned to be called "Acquitted", but it has later been confirmed that it is going to be named Freedom by Akon's label, Universal Music.
The tracklist from Akon Freedom contains these 15 tracks:
|1. RIGHT NOW (NA NA NA)|
|2. BEAUTIFUL (feat. Colby O'Donis)|
|3. KEEP YOU MUCH LONGER|
|4. TROUBLEMAKER (feat. Sweet Rush)|
|5. WE DON'T CARE|
|6. I'M SO PAID (feat. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy)|
|7. HOLLA HOLLA (feat. T -Pain)|
|8. AGAINST THE GRAIN (feat. Ray Lavender)|
|9. BE WITH YOU|
|10. SUNNY DAY (feat. Wyclef)|
|12. OVER THE EDGE|
Some months ago, when I heard the news that Akon was going to do a song that featured the one and only Michael Jackson, my expectations for Freedom was enormous. The duo has actually recorded a song called "Hold my hand", but the latest news from Universal Music states that the track will not be included in the Freedom release.
Akon's Freedom will have its work cut out if it is aiming to be as popular as Akon's previous albums. His debut album "Trouble" was released in 2004. The album was a huge success, creating a world wide hit single with the track "Lonely". "Trouble" has sold more than 1.6 million copies. His second album "Konvicted", released in 2007, was an even bigger success. It has sold close to 5 million copies, and was the second most selling album in 2008. Konvicted debuted in second place on the Billboard top 200 album chart.
Two singles have already been released from Freedom. The two are "Right now" and "I'm so paid". Judging from these two singles, Akon Freedom will make a killing on the charts. They are both songs that follow in the great Akon style. If you want to listen to a taste of these songs, you find a player on right hand side of the site. Both can be bought as mp3's on Amazon.
Pre-ordering of the album is now available through various music stores. I advise you to order your copy today, because i have a feeling this will be an album everyone wants to have.