R&B vocalistproducer Akon will on Dec. 12 release his sophomore effort, "Konvicted," via SRC/Universal. The disc boasts collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Styles P and Eminem.

R&B vocalistproducer Akon will on Dec. 12 release his sophomore effort, "Konvicted," via SRC/Universal. The disc boasts collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Styles P and Eminem. The latter is featured on lead single "Smack That," a video for which will be directed by Benny Boom.

"Konvicted" will be the follow-up to 2004's "Trouble," which peaked at No. 11 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has sold 1.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set also spawned the singles "Lonely" and "Locked Up."

Since "Trouble," Akon has been a frequent guest contributor, appearing on projects by Rick Ross, Beenie Man and Obie Trice. He is also featured on Monica's new album, "The Makings of Me," due Oct. 3 via J.

In related news, Akon is developing a movie loosely based on his childhood in Senegal and his journey into the music business.