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Akon

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), professionally known as simply Akon, is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer and businessman. 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 many languages like Spanish, Hindi etc. Akon often sings hooks for other artists 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

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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 >

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 >

- 66 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 >

- 92 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 >

- 97 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 >

- 98 days ago
Akon -- Hey Mom, Merry Early XMAS ... Take My Home, Please

Akon
Hey Mom, Merry Early XMAS Take My Home, Please

Akon already feels the holiday spirit ... he just turned over the deed to his Atlanta home to his mom. It's a 5 bedroom pad about an hour outside of the ATL. Akon bought the home a decade ago… READ MORE >

- 191 days ago
Akon -- I Passed On My Hairdresser Turned Rapper ... No Regrets (VIDEO)

Akon
I Passed On My Hairdresser Turned Rapper No Regrets

Akon has no regrets he didn't sign his hairdresser to a record deal ... now that she's a big deal on "Empire." We showed Akon a pic of Bre-Z at LAX Monday and he immediately… READ MORE >

- 225 days ago
Akon -- I Don't Regret Passing On Drake ... One Bit (VIDEO)

Akon
I Don't Regret Passing on Drake ... One Bit

Akon is not a second-guesser, and that's why he has no second thoughts about his decision to take a pass on signing Drake before the Canadian blew up. We got Akon at LAX Tuesday when our photog… READ MORE >

- 238 days ago
Akon -- Justin Bieber's a Grown Man ... He Makes His Own Weed Decisions (VIDEO)

Akon
Bieber's a Grown Man He Makes His Own Weed Decisions

Akon is scoffing at the notion Justin Bieber chugged booze an very possibly smoke a joint onstage this week because of a dare. As we reported, Justin chugged from a Hennessy bottle and grabbed a… READ MORE >

- 242 days ago
Akon Sued -- Mansion Floors Don't Come Cheap ... Pay Up, Man!

Akon Sued
Mansion Floors Don't Come Cheap ... Pay Up, Man!

Akon's Georgia mansion continues to be a thorn in his side ... as yet another contractor is claiming he didn't get paid for working on the superstar producer and singer's floors.    A… READ MORE >

- 276 days ago

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