Album Name: Trouble
Akon Trouble
Artist Name: Akon
Category: R & B
Country: United States
Released Year: 2005

Trouble is the debut album by the ex-con Senegalese-American hip hop and R&B singer Akon, released in 2004. The album contains Akon's first worldwide hit single, "Lonely". The deluxe edition was released in 2005 and contains a second disc with 10 bonus tracks. Akon broke out with "Locked Up," a gloomy but thrilling paranoiac tail about drug running and jail time. Placed over a fittingly dramatic production worthy of 50 Cent, with a clamping beat, simple piano figure, and frightening slams of prison bars, the single set Trouble up to be a major success.

Unfortunately, no other song on the album is nearly as gripping. The club tracks fall flat, most of the soul-searching moments feel forced, and the harder and more sexual tracks tend to be more silly than alluring. At its best, Trouble places you in Akon's turbulent world. At its worst, which is often, the album is excessively tedious. The release of "Locked Up" propelled Akon to fame. He has since, either solo or as a feature, been topping the charts regularly. The album performed much better in the United Kingdom where it peaked at #1 on the UK Album Chart. Despite peaking low at #18, it held on, and has reached platinum status in the United States with 1.6 million sales.

Lyrics Titles:

1. Locked Up
2. Trouble Nobody
3. Bananza (Belly Dancer)
4. Gangsta
5. Ghetto
6. Pot of Gold
7. Show Out
8. Lonely
9. When the Time's Right
11.Don't Let Up
12.Easy Road
13.[Untitled Track]

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