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"Smack That"
Single by Akon featuring Eminem
from the album Konvicted
Released August 17, 2006 (U.S.)
November 13, 2006 (U.K.)
Format CD, Digital Download
Genre Hip hop, Dirty rap
Length 3:32 (Album/Main Version)
2:44 (Edited)
Label SRC, Universal, Konvict, UpFront
Writer(s) Akon, Eminem, Luis Resto, Mike Strange
Producer Eminem
Certification 3x Platinum (RIAA)
Platinum (ARIA)
Gold (RIANZ)
Akon singles chronology
"Pot of Gold"
(2006)
"Smack That"
(2006)
"Girls"
(2006)
Eminem singles chronology
"Shake That"
(2006)
"Smack That"
(2006)
"You Don't Know"
(2006)
Music video
"Smack That" at YouTube

"Smack That" is the first single from Akon's second album Konvicted and features Eminem. The single debuted at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 28, 2006. The song set a record in its second week, jumping 88 positions to number 7. The single eventually peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. As of October 20, 2006 the song reached number one on iTunes' Top Downloaded songs. The song entered the UK Official Singles Chart at #12 based on downloads alone and reached #1 the following week with physical CD sales, becoming his second #1 after "Lonely" and Eminem's 7th UK #1. The single debuted at #5 on the Australian charts and peaked at #2 on December 31. It later reached #1 on the Australian physical sales chart. [1]

"Smack That" was nominated for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to Justin Timberlake and T.I.'s My Love. It was also nominated for the "Most Earthshattering Collaboration" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, but lost to Beautiful Liar by Beyoncé featuring Shakira.

This song was also #69 on MTV Asia's list of Top 100 Hits of 2007,[2] despite the fact it was released in 2006.

Contents

Music video

The song's music video is a short-clip remake of the movie 48 Hrs. It presents Akon as a convict in prison who is let out of jail by a police officer, Jack Cates (played by Eric Roberts), who is looking for a witness. Akon is let out for 24 hours to do anything he pleases as long as he can find the female witness. He is given a photo of her and follows a lead he was given that the witness is in a nightclub. While in the club, he meets up with fellow rapper and friend Eminem. This is the first video that features Eminem with his then-new tattoo 'PROOF' on his left arm, which is dedicated to his fallen friend, DeShaun Dupree Holton. The video also features a cameo from Lil Fizz of B2K, Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Kendra Wilkinson (of E!'s The Girls Next Door).

Remixes

  • An alternative version of "Smack That" is the NBA version, also sung by Akon. It changes the lyrics to relate basketball.
  • In the UK a edited version of Smack That was featured on Now That's What I Call Music 66. This version has no intro and shortens the choruses. It clocks out at 2:44 opposed to 3:32 the album version

Track listing

CD
# Title Length
1. "Smack That" (feat. Eminem) 3:32
2. "Miss Melody" (with Miri Ben-Ari) 5:44
3. "Senegal"   2:51
4. "Smack That (Video)"   3:32

Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
Position [3]
Australian Singles Chart 2
Austrian Singles Chart 9
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 3
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart 4
Czech Singles Chart 3
Danish Singles Chart 14
Dutch Singles Chart 10
Finnish Singles Chart 3
French Singles Chart 4
German Singles Chart 5
Irish Singles Chart 3
Italian Singles Chart 17
New Zealand Singles Chart 1
Norwegian Singles Chart 1
Romanian Singles Chart 1
South African Singles Chart 1
Swedish Singles Chart 3
Swiss Singles Chart 3
UK Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 34
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 1
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Certifications

Country Certification
Australia Platinum
U.S. 2x Platinum
Sweden Platinum
Preceded by
"I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg
Billboard Pop 100 number-one single
December 9, 2006
Succeeded by
"Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé
Preceded by
"The Rose" by Westlife
UK number-one single
November 19, 2006
Succeeded by
"Patience" by Take That
Preceded by
"The Rose" by Westlife
Ireland number-one single
November 23, 2006 – December 14, 2006
Succeeded by
"A Moment Like This" by Leona
Preceded by
"Wind It Up" by Gwen Stefani
"Say It Right" by Nelly Furtado
RIANZ New Zealand number-one single
January 8, 2007 – January 15, 2007
January 22, 2007 – February 12, 2007
Succeeded by
"Say It Right" by Nelly Furtado
"Lips of an Angel" by Hinder
Preceded by
"Hallelujah" by Espen Lind, Kurt Nilsen, Alejandro Fuentes and Askil Holm
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single
January 17, 2007 – January 31, 2007
Succeeded by
"Take It Easy" by William Hut
Preceded by
"Illegal" by Shakira feat. Carlos Santana
Romanian Singles Chart number-one-single
February 12, 2007
Succeeded by
"Illegal" by Shakira feat. Carlos Santana

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ MTV Asia. "Top 100 Hits List". Retrieved 2007-12-27
  3. ^ "Akon's Smack That: Chart Positions". http://acharts.us/song/11084. Retrieved May 6, 2007. 

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