Akon
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1973-04-16
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Akon Biography (Wikipedia)

Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known as Akon, is an American-born Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble.

He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Smack That" and "I Wanna Love You".

He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Akon has had four songs certified as 3× platinum, three songs certified as 2× platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1× platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi, and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.

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Akon Tracks

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R. Kelly
Slow Wind (feat. Akon & Sean Paul)
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Slow Wind (feat. Akon & Sean Paul)
R. Kelly
Slow Wind (Remix) (feat. Sean Paul & Akon)
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Slow Wind (Remix) (feat. Sean Paul & Akon)
Kardinal Offishall
Dangerous (feat. Akon)
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Dangerous (feat. Akon)
Michael Jackson
Hold My Hand
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Hold My Hand
Kardinal Offishall
Dangerous (feat. Akon)
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Dangerous (feat. Akon)
Young Jeezy
Soul Survivor (feat. Akon)
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Soul Survivor (feat. Akon)
Akon
Locked Up (feat. Styles P)
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Locked Up (feat. Styles P)
Vishal-Shekhar & Akon & Hamsika Iyer
Chammak Challo
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Chammak Challo
David Guetta
Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon)
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Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon)
Beenie Man
Girls
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Girls
Akon
I Can't Wait (feat. T‐Pain)
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I Can't Wait (feat. T‐Pain)
David Guetta
Sexy Chick (feat. Akon)
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Sexy Chick (feat. Akon)
Wyclef Jean
Sweetest Girl (Remix) (feat. Lil Wayne, Akon & Raekwon)
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Sweetest Girl (Remix) (feat. Lil Wayne, Akon & Raekwon)
Akon
I Wanna Love You (feat. Snoop Dogg)
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I Wanna Love You (feat. Snoop Dogg)
P-Square
Chop My Money (Remix)
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Chop My Money (Remix)
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Playlists featuring Akon


Past BBC Events

Live Lounge: Shontelle & Akon
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2009-06-08T03:42:34
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Jun
2009
Live Lounge: Shontelle & Akon

Live Lounge: Shontelle & Akon

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Live Lounge: Akon
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2008-11-03T03:42:34
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Nov
2008
Live Lounge: Akon

Live Lounge: Akon

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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