Akon
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1973-04-16
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Akon

Akon Biography (Wikipedia)

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist 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 KonLive Distribution. The labels served as a stepping stone for many soon-to-be successful acts, most notably Lady Gaga, T-Pain, R. City, Kardinall Offishall and Red Café, among others. 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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David Guetta
Sexy Chick (feat. Akon)
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Sexy Chick (feat. Akon)
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Chammak Challo
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Chammak Challo
Gwen Stefani
The Sweet Escape
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The Sweet Escape
Akon
I Wanna Love You (feat. Snoop Dogg)
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I Wanna Love You (feat. Snoop Dogg)
T‐Pain
Bartender (feat. Akon)
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Bartender (feat. Akon)
Kardinal Offishall
Dangerous (feat. Akon)
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Dangerous (feat. Akon)
Akon
Locked Up
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Locked Up
Beenie Man
Girls (feat. Akon)
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Girls (feat. Akon)
Akon
Locked Up (feat. Styles P)
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Locked Up (feat. Styles P)
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Lonely
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Lonely
Akon
Shake Down
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Shake Down
Akon
Right Now (Na Na Na)
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Right Now (Na Na Na)
Dr. Dre
Kush (feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon)
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Kush (feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon)
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Past BBC Events

Live Lounge: Shontelle & Akon
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2009-06-08T08:40:04
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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
2008-11-03T08:40:04
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Nov
2008
Live Lounge: Akon

Live Lounge: Akon

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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