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Akon at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, North Carolina
Personal information
Birth nameAliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
OriginDakar, Senegal
GenresR&B, Hip Hop, Pop
OccupationSinger-songwriter, record producer
Years active1996 � present
LabelsUniversal, SRC, Konvict, UpFront, Kon Live
Associated actsT-Pain, Kardinal Offishall, Colby O'Donis, Snoop Dogg, Eminem , Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Jeffree Star, Sway DaSafo, Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Young Jeezy, David Guetta, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Lonely Island



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Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, better known as simply Akon (c-eniconˈeɪkɒn; born April 16, 1973), is a Senegalese American R&B recording artist and songwriter.

According to Forbes, Akon grossed $21 million in 2010, $20 million in 2009 and $12 million in 2008. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble. His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy Award nomination of the single "Smack That". He has since founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution.

Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Dr. Dre, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Quincy Jones, Eminem and Whitney Houston. He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. He has had six Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis and Leona Lewis. Lady Gaga and T-Pain are two artists who were given their chance at fame by Akon.

Akon Video

Buy at iTunes: New album on sale now! T-shirts! http The first single of The Lonely Island's 2nd album!!! Featuring Akon, Jessica Alba, Blake Lively and John McEnroe! The Lonely Island is Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone. Twitter: @thelonelyisland
2.93 min. | 4.85 user rating
Top Videos ... click: BUZZ ... must see: .... NEW today We The Best is the follow-up to Listennn...The Album which spawned "Holla At Me," "Grammy Family" and "Born N' Raised." The new album includes the smash "We Takin' Over" with Akon, TI, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman, and Lil' Wayne, and also features a who's-who of hip hop including The Game, Bone Thugs, Juelz Santana, Young Jeezy, Trick Daddy, T-Pain, and countless others. This is the must-get album of the summer, available everywhere June 12, 2007 from Koch Records. Since the early 1990's, the Miami scene has steadily grown into a personal playground for the entire entertainment industry. Events like How Can I Be Down, The Mix Power Summit, and the MTV Music Awards have attracted thousands of stars to the illusion of the Magic City nightlife. But once all the smoke clears, we get to finally focus on the true essence of Miami, which means attending the annual Fall Classic that is DJ Khaled's Birthday Bash. The "mark your calendar event" started off as a simple get together for South Florida's hottest DJ has since grown into a Dade County ritual, and that's all due to one man, two turntables, and a squad of terror. Born Khaled Khaled (he's so nice his mom named him twice), 30, in New Orleans to Arabic parents, Khaled was the second of three children. At age fourteen his love for music and influence from his parents led him down a path that would birth one of the greatest Deejays Miami has <b>...</b>
5.38 min. | 4.59 user rating
Music video by Akon performing Beautiful. (C) 2008 Universal Records & SRC Records Inc., a division of UMG Recordings
3.83 min. | 4.90 user rating
Music video by Akon performing Smack That. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 11850611. (C) 2008 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. and SRC Records, Inc.
4.22 min. | 4.90 user rating
Music video by Michael Jackson Duet with Akon performing Hold My Hand. (C) 2010 Optimum Productions
3.73 min. | 4.90 user rating
Music video by Akon performing Lonely. (C) 2005 SRC Records, Inc., Universal Records, A Division Of UMG Recordings, Inc.
4.42 min. | 4.92 user rating
Music video by Akon performing Don't Matter. (C) 2007 Universal Records & SRC Records Inc., a division of UMG Recordings
4.10 min. | 4.93 user rating
Music video by Akon performing Sorry, Blame It On Me. (C) 2007 SRC Records, Inc., Universal Records, A Division Of UMG Recordings, Inc.
5.33 min. | 4.94 user rating
Music video by T-Pain featuring Akon;T-Pain featruing Akon performing Bartender. (C) 2007 Zomba Recording, LLC
4.02 min. | 4.92 user rating
Music video by Akon performing I Wanna Love You. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 40748082. (C) 2008 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. and SRC Records, Inc.
4.27 min. | 4.90 user rating

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'AKON Live in Dubai' concert sponsored by Sanex Group - AME Info Tweet this news
AME Info--Sanex Group, a multi-million dollar business conglomerate has earned the right to the 'Title sponsorship' for the -AKON- Live in Dubai concert scheduled for ... - Date : Tue, 30 Nov 2010 06:35:57 GMT+00:00
MJ Music Video -- Little Michael Does His Thing - Tweet this news music video for Michael Jackson's song with -Akon- features dozens of extras ... but only one of them is a pint-sized version of MJ. ... - Date : Sun, 28 Nov 2010 08:56:20 GMT+00:00
Caprica comes to an unjust end - Montreal Gazette Tweet this news
Montreal Gazette---...- Fashion Show (Global, CBS, 10 pm), complete with runway parades by scantily clad models and, performances by Katy Perry, -Akon- and other musical guests. ... - Date : Tue, 30 Nov 2010 08:23:09 GMT+00:00
Akon Weighs In On New Michael Jackson Tracks - Tweet this news's an argument that -Akon-, who worked with Jackson on the song "Hold My Hand," understands. "Michael Jackson's new album and the new releases, of course, ... - Date : Wed, 17 Nov 2010 21:06:27 GMT+00:00
Akon vows to never release any more Michael Jackson tracks - Entertainment Weekly Tweet this news
Entertainment Weekly--Earlier this week, “Hold My Hand,” produced by and featuring -Akon-, hit the Net as its official single. Even though he let this track out of his vault, ... - Date : Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:14:51 GMT+00:00
Lady Gaga's Born This Way Will 'Grab All The Monsters,' Akon Says - Tweet this news this year, -Akon- teased that Lady Gaga was working on "crazy" new tracks for her ... - Date : Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:57:39 GMT+00:00
The Ready Set, Mayday Parade, 12 more revealed on Punk Goes Pop Vol. 3 - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--Asking Alexandria - "Right Now (Na Na Na)" (originally by -Akon-) 7. The Word Alive - "Heartless" (originally by Kanye West) 9. ... - Date : Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:38:41 GMT+00:00
Sarkodie 'Slaps' His Manager In The Face - Peace FM Online Tweet this news
Peace FM Online--It doesn't look clear why but earlier on, we were chipped with the information that, they contacted -Akon- in America for some money to complete his second ... - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:56:24 GMT+00:00
Michael Jackson's First Posthumous Album: Out In November - hecklerspray Tweet this news
hecklerspray--In terms of possible collaborators, it seems, that modern day musical failures such as Ne-Yo and -Akon- collaborated with the now deceased Jesus juice lover. ... - Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2010 14:03:33 GMT+00:00
Nerd Alert! Lady Gaga Has Way More Twitter Followers Than You - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--With 5777492 followers, -Akon's- leading lady today leapfrogged Britney Spears as the most popular person on Twitter. Time for Diddy to step his game up. ... - Date : Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:51:12 GMT+00:00


AlbumsTrouble * Konvicted * Freedom * Stadium
Singles"Locked Up" * "Ghetto" * "Lonely" * "Belly Dancer (Bananza)" * "Pot of Gold" * "Smack That" * "I Wanna Fuck You" * "Don't Matter" * "Mama Africa" * "Sorry, Blame It on Me" * "I Can't Wait" * "Right Now (Na Na Na)" * "I'm So Paid" * "Troublemaker" * "Beautiful" * "We Don't Care" * "Oh Africa"
Featured singles"Find Us" * "Keep on Calling" * "Baby I'm Back" * "Cross That Line" * "Soul Survivor" * "Moonshine" * "Girls" * "Snitch" * "I Am Not My Hair" * "The Sweet Escape" * "I Tried" * "We Takin' Over" * "Bartender" * "The Way She Moves" * "Speaker" * "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)" * "Graveyard Shift" * "Hypnotized" * "Get Buck in Here" * "Certified" * "I'll Still Kill" * "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" * "What You Got" * "Dangerous" * "Frozen" * "What's Love" * "Out Here Grindin" * "Body on Me" * "Am I Dreaming" * "Wake It Up" * "Dreamgirl" * "Day Dreaming" * "One" * "Just Dance" * "Just Go" * "Stuck with Each Other" * "Overtime" * "All Up 2 You" * "Sexy Bitch" * "Let's Get Crazy" * "On Top" * "Shut It Down" * "Come Again" * "Push Push" * "Body Bounce"
Other songs"Cry Out of Joy" * "We Are the World 25 for Haiti"
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