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- What is BBC Radio 1Xtra Live?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bpyxg.jpg2010-09-13T11:42:10ZHighlights from BBC Radio 1Xtra's annual celebration of urban music. Xtra RnB and Xtra hip hop - live.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1138a764-2212-4d0a-b02d-0dc14df91e08?clipfocus=p00b0bzjSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
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- Akon interview backstage at Laterhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bk8tr.jpg2010-02-22T00:00:00ZAkon talks about working with Lil Wayne, backstage at Later with Jools Holland.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1138a764-2212-4d0a-b02d-0dc14df91e08?clipfocus=p006kqxcSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Akon interview backstage at Later
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Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, businessman , and record producer. 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 3x platinum, three songs certified as 2x platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1x 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.