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Akon

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Akon, born Aliaune Thiam, grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Mor Thiam) eventually settled in the USA, in the state of New Jersey. There he discovered hip-hop and R&B music as well as crime. He was eventually jailed, but he used the time to work on his musical ideas. Upon release, Akon began writing and recording tracks in a home studio. The tapes found their way to SRC/Universal, which eventually released "Trouble," Akon's debut LP, in June 2004. The album was an interesting hybrid of Akon's hip-hop-influenced sung lyrics and silky, West African-styled vocals with East Coast- and Southern-styled beats.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Akon's Tesla Stolen from Home, Found Within Hours

Akon
My Tesla Got Jacked ... And Then I Got It Back!

Akon's Tesla went out for a joyride ... with a burglar, but the heist was cut short by technology. Sources close to Akon tell TMZ ... a burglar entered the garage Saturday night at his Woodland… READ MORE >

Akon Says President Trump's Got Courage But ... (VIDEO)

Akon
Prez Trump Has Courage, But ...

Donald Trump is America's most courageous president ever ... or at least Akon thinks he could be, despite his controversial immigration policy. Akon, who is Muslim, actually… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Akon Says Donald Trump Has Made Americans Targets (VIDEO)

Akon
Trump Has Made Americans Targets

Akon is really scared ... because he travels abroad a lot and thinks Donald Trump has put a big fat target on his head. The singer thinks it's not just Americans whom Trump has put in… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Akon's Producer Is Suing Him for Royalties

Akon
Accused of Playing Hide the Dough ... Producer Sues

Akon was not down to share the wealth from his hits, which is why he kept one of his producers in the dark ... according to a lawsuit. Leland Clopton claims Akon's record label, Konvict… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Akon -- Worried About Kanye ... Keeping My Eye On 'Kardashian Kurse' (VIDEO)

Akon
Worried About Kanye ... Keeping My Eye On 'Kardashian Kurse'

Kanye West was bound to end up in a hospital ... IF you buy into the long rumored Kardashian curse supposedly haunting all the men in that family, and Akon might be a believer. Akon was… READ MORE >

- 151 days ago
Akon -- Buy My Fixer-Upper For $2.5 Mil! (PHOTOS)

Akon
Buy My Fixer-Upper For Only $2.5 Mil!

Akon put his home on the market, but anyone looking to snatch it up better bring a checkbook AND a handyman. The Sandy Springs, GA crib hit the market for $2.595 million, and the… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Akon -- Don't Move The World Cup!!! It Belongs In Qatar (VIDEO)

Akon
Don't Move The World Cup!!! It Belongs In Qatar

There's at least one huge figure who believes the 2022 World Cup still belongs in Qatar ... Akon ... who says despite rampant corruption and human rights violations ... the event should stay put.… READ MORE >

- 392 days ago
Akon to Dr. Luke -- Cut Kesha Loose!!! (VIDEO)

Akon to Dr. Luke
Cut Kesha Loose

Akon lives by a simple precept ... if someone doesn't want to be with you, just let them go. We got Akon at LAX Monday and he sounds like the ultimate voice of reason. He's not taking sides with… READ MORE >

- 418 days ago
Akon -- Louis Farrakhan is Dead Wrong ... LeBron James Is NOT A Slave

Akon
Louis Farrakhan is Dead Wrong ... LeBron James Is NOT A Slave

Akon is calling major BS on Louis Farrakhan ... saying comments he made comparing NBA basketball to modern day slavery -- and LeBron James to a slave -- are totally and completely off base.… READ MORE >

- 424 days ago
Akon -- Anti-Beyonce Cops Are Childish and Petty (VIDEO)

Akon
Anti-Beyonce Cops Are Childish and Petty

Akon is applauding Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam for having Beyonce's back after cops called for a boycott of her upcoming Miami concert.  We got Akon arriving at LAX and… READ MORE >

- 424 days ago