Akon

Akon

 

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Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973),[1] better known as Akon (/ˈkɒn/), is an American-born Senegalese singer, 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.[3] 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.

Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Gwen Stefani. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced songs for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Leona Lewis, and T-Pain.

Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010[4] and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011.[5] Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.[6]

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Highlights10

Locked Up
 
"Locked Up" is the debut single by American singer Akon, taken as the lead single from his album, Trouble.
Trouble
 
Trouble is the debut album by the Senegalese-American hip hop and R&B singer Akon, released in 2004.
Konvicted
 
Konvicted is the second studio album by Senegalese-American singer Akon.
Smack That
 
"Smack That" is a song by American singer/songwriter Akon from his second studio album Konvicted (2006).

Photos - Akon1000

People Recently Photographed with Akon9

Popular Albums24

Album Appearances & References167

Popular Songs39

Song Appearances & References83

Films2

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

TV Shows5

Collaborators & Influencers141

Other Music-Related Relationships6

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations24

Popular Tours3

Famous Relatives1

You May Also Be Interested In26

Videos53

Spotify - Albums & Singles386

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On307

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles8

Entertainment Roundup: Akon says “there’s no way Nelly raped anyone”; Samklef blasts K-solo, calls him irrelevant | More stories
  –  October 10, 2017
Recall that in July 2017, we told you Samklef had just been signed to the label and Akon gushed about his amazing talent. Well, K-solo thinks that deal never happened and Samklef may have sold us a lie. Over the weekend, reports of rapper Nelly’s arrest ...
Akon stands with Nelly, says the rapper is 100% innocent of accusation (Video)
  –  October 9, 2017
American-born Senegalese singer, Akon has come out to defend rapper Nelly who’s facing an allegation of r*pe. The Texas rapper was arrested on Saturday after a woman accused him of defiling her on his tour bus in Washington, where he has been performing.
Akon: 'There's no way Nelly raped anyone'
  –  October 9, 2017
Rapper Akon has thrown his support behind Nelly after the Hot in Herre star was arrested on Saturday morning (07Oct17) following a rape accusation. The hitmaker insisted he is "completely innocent" of sexual assault allegations hours after he was taken ...
Rape charges against rapper Nelly: Akon speaks in support of him
  –  October 9, 2017
Rapper Nelly was accused of sexual assault on Saturday, October 7, by an unnamed woman, post a concert at Auburn, Washington. However, after getting arrested, Nelly was released in a few hours' time without filing of charges. Ever since, the music man has ...
Akon: I am positive Nelly is innocent
  –  October 9, 2017
A day after singer Nelly stated that he was 'shocked' to learn of the allegations of rape levied on him, which led to his arrest and subsequent release, rapper Akon came to the artiste's defence. Talking to international portal TMZ, Akon stated ...
Entertainment Roundup: Akon says “there’s no way Nelly raped anyone”; Samklef blasts K-solo, calls him irrelevant | More stories
  –  October 10, 2017
Akon is “100% positive that Nelly is innocent”. He told TMZ, “I don’t see Nelly forcing no one — it just doesn’t make sense”. The Senegalese born singer said celebrities are usually a target for such accusations as they’re usually willing ...
Akon stands with Nelly, says the rapper is 100% innocent of accusation (Video)
  –  October 9, 2017
American-born Senegalese singer, Akon has come out to defend rapper Nelly who’s facing an allegation of r*pe. The Texas rapper was arrested on Saturday after a woman accused him of defiling her on his tour bus in Washington, where he has been performing.
Akon: I am positive Nelly is innocent
  –  October 9, 2017
A day after singer Nelly stated that he was 'shocked' to learn of the allegations of rape levied on him, which led to his arrest and subsequent release, rapper Akon came to the artiste's defence. Talking to international portal TMZ, Akon stated ...

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