Akon’s second LP came out in 2006. He called it Konvicted. The album made the artist popular and rich. The money Akon earned by selling the album helped him achieve his long-time dream. The musician filmed an autobiographic documentary. In 2007, he became a businessman and launched his own fashion collection.
The album came in second on Billboard 200. It sold 284,000 copies in the week after the release. Eventually, the more than 3 million copies were sold in the USA. It featured such hits as "Smack That, "Mama Africa", "I Wanna Love You", "I Can't Wait", and "Don't Matter". The guest artists were Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Styles P, and T-Pain. Fans began trying to book Akon for their private events.
In 2008, the rapper recorded his next LP. Freedom came out in December. It was preceded by four promo singles “I’m So Paid” (with Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy), “We Don’t Care”, “Right Now (Na Na Na)”, “Beautiful” (with Kardinal Offishall and Colby O’Donis). The song “Hold My Hand”, recorded together with Michael Jackson, was supposed to become part of the album. However, the single was illegally uploaded to the Internet. The album earned high scores from the critics.
Starting 2010, Akon is releasing promo singles for his upcoming album, Stadium. He already presented "Angel", "Kush", "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti", "So Blue", and "Dirty Work". However, the album itself is yet to appear.
Akon is also an actor. In 2012, he appeared in the movie Black November. In 2014, he landed a role in American Heist. At the same time, Akon is working on his music career and performing live.