"“I’m So Paid” was the second single from Akon’s third studio album, Freedom.
The Gil Green-directed music video for the 2008 single “I’m So Paid” featured Akon alongside Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne. DJ Khaled and T-Pain made guest appearances, with cameos by Konvict Muzik label artists Kardinal Offishall, Tami Chyn and Bu Thiam, as well as Cash Money’s Lil Chuckee. The video was released on October 30, 2008. The production crew behind “I’m So Paid” teamed with MusicPromoToday to strategically target audiences, build buzz and drive traffic to the music video.
MusicPromoToday saw the casting of Konvict Music’s artists as an opportunity to build a massive audience by engaging with the individual fan bases of each artist in the video. Instead of designing a singular social media marketing strategy, MusicPromoToday created a unique viral campaign for each artist, which was received more impactfully with their respective followings. This ultimately created a larger viewership for the “I’m So Paid” music video by bringing multiple fan bases together.
To create further hype for “I’m So Paid”, MusicPromoToday used a teaser for the upcoming music video to incite interest among fans and music lovers the world over. Shortly after its official release, the music video was also featured on record producer Noel ‘Detail’ Fisher’s website, as well as his personal Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Via its well-targeted and creative campaigns, MusicPromoToday ensured viral hype around the music video “I’m So Paid,” which resulted in worldwide acclaim and record-setting rankings for the single on the US Billboard charts in various categories. The campaign also drove over 59M streamings on YouTube.
- 59,000,000+ views on YouTube
- Ranked number 47 on US Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
- Ranked number 31 US Billboard Hot 100
- Certified Platinum by RIAA