Akon

Akon

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Alioune Badara Akon Thiam, Born April 16, 1977 in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, known simply as Akon, is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of the singles "Locked Up" and "Lonely", from his debut album "Trouble". His second album, "Konvicted", earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single Smack That featuring Eminem. His latest album, "Freedom", was released in 2008. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Freedom
    Freedom
  • Konvicted
    Konvicted
  • Konvicted (Deluxe Edition)
    Konvicted (Deluxe Edition)
  • Trouble
    Trouble
  • Angel
    Angel
  • Touble
    Touble
  • Oh Africa
    Oh Africa
  • Lonely
    Lonely
  • Hurt Somebody
    Hurt Somebody
  • Sorry, Blame It On Me
    Sorry, Blame It On Me
  • Smack That
    Smack That
  • Freedom (UK Version)
    Freedom (UK Version)
  • Right Now (Na Na Na)
    Right Now (Na Na Na)
  • Trouble Deluxe Edition
    Trouble Deluxe Edition
  • I Wanna Love You Ft. Snoop Dog
    I Wanna Love You Ft. Snoop Dog
  • Beautiful
    Beautiful
  • Give It To 'Em
    Give It To 'Em
  • Konvicted (Deluxe Version)
    Konvicted (Deluxe Version)
  • Don't Matter
    Don't Matter
  • Bananza (Belly Dancer)
    Bananza (Belly Dancer)
  • Smack That (NBA)
    Smack That (NBA)
  • As Cinco Melhores
    As Cinco Melhores
  • Locked Up
    Locked Up
  • I Wanna Love You
    I Wanna Love You
  • I'm So Paid
    I'm So Paid
  • Mama Africa
    Mama Africa
  • Essential 5
    Essential 5
  • Freedom (Int'l Version)
    Freedom (Int'l Version)
  • Lockdown, Part. 2
    Lockdown, Part. 2
  • I Can't Wait
    I Can't Wait
  • Pot of Gold
    Pot of Gold
  • Ghetto Remix 1
    Ghetto Remix 1
  • Illegal Alien, Volume 1
    Illegal Alien, Volume 1
  • Troublemaker
    Troublemaker
  • The Sweet Escape
    The Sweet Escape
  • We Don't Care
    We Don't Care
  • Gunshot (Fiesta Riddim)
    Gunshot (Fiesta Riddim)
  • Holla Holla
    Holla Holla
  • Dangerous
    Dangerous
  • Belly Dancer (Bananza)
    Belly Dancer (Bananza)
  • Locked Up: Global Remixes
    Locked Up: Global Remixes
  • Ghetto Remix 2
    Ghetto Remix 2
  • Konvicted (Explicit Version)
    Konvicted (Explicit Version)
  • Smack That (Edited Version)
    Smack That (Edited Version)
  • Lockdown, Pt. 1
    Lockdown, Pt. 1
  • Right Now (Na Na Na) (UK Radio Edit)
    Right Now (Na Na Na) (UK Radio Edit)
  • Right Now (Na Na Na) (Int'l Maxi)
    Right Now (Na Na Na) (Int'l Maxi)
  • Trouble (Explicit Version)
    Trouble (Explicit Version)

Akon. Artist Bio

Alioune Badara Akon Thiam, Born April 16, 1977 in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, known simply as Akon, is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist.

He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of the singles "Locked Up" and "Lonely", from his debut album "Trouble". His second album, "Konvicted", earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single Smack That featuring Eminem. His latest album, "Freedom", was released in 2008. Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently accredited with over 200 guest appearances and 32 Billboard Hot 100 songs.

He is the first solo artist to accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. He has also founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution and has a clothing label, Konvict clothing

Akon also recently converted to Islam. He has many charities of his own and is a religious Muslim.

Akon's father is the Senagalese drummer Mor Thiam.


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