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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

Akon -- My Pet Tigers Poop A LOT!!

My Pet Tigers Poop ... A LOT!

Akon's got a serious poop problem in his backyard ... 'cause his pet tigers are dumping like crazy ... and you won't believe how much scat they drop a week.The "Smack That" singer was on his way… READ MORE >

Akon -- I'm No Hater... I Love ALL Shades Of Black

I'm No Hater ... I Love ALL Shades Of Black

Akon and Martin Luther King Jr. have something in common ... they don't judge people by the color of their skin, because Akon likes all shades of Black ... women.Akon was rolling up to Bootsy… READ MORE >

- 508 days ago
Akon -- Monogamy is Stupid

Monogamy is Stupid

Akon believes the idea of a man having to bang one chick for all of eternity is ridiculous and not realistic -- and if women could just accept that, there would be far less domestic disputes. Akon… READ MORE >

- 523 days ago
Akon -- Ordered to Pay Child Support ... Right Now (Na Na Na)

Ordered to Pay Kid Support Right Now (Na Na Na)

Akon has been ordered by a judge to cough up $5,000 a month in child support ... which would be considered MASSIVE ... except for the fact that he's raking in over $40,000 per month. TMZ broke the… READ MORE >

- 701 days ago
Akon -- Tricks Delta Airlines ... Gets First Class Seat Back

Akon Tricks Airline
Gimme My 1st Class Seat

Akon had his first class seat snatched away from him, but got some sweet luxurious revenge on Delta yesterday ... thanks to an odd coincidence.We heard Akon was sitting back in steerage coach… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago
Akon Sued for Stage Diving -- He Crippled Me!!!

Sued for Stage Diving -- He Crippled Me!!!

A concert worker says he's physically disabled right now now now ... and it's all Akon's fault -- after the singer allegedly stage dove right on top of the guy, causing him permanent injury.A man… READ MORE >

- 783 days ago
Akon SUED -- You Owe Us $127,000 For Your Crappy Website

You Owe Us $127,000 For Your Crappy Website

Akon's attempt to create a social media website is blowing up in his face -- first, the site floundered ... and now a company that worked on it is suing him for more than $127,000 ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 792 days ago
Akon -- Justin Bieber Smokes Weed? I'll Talk to Him ...

Justin Bieber Smokes Pot? I'll Talk to Him ...

Akon doesn't drink ... Akon doesn't smoke ... but Akon was pretty damn surprised when he found out his pal Justin Bieber might be doin' both. Akon was leaving The Ivy yesterday when we asked him… READ MORE >

- 830 days ago
Akon's Brother Abou Thiam -- Baby Mama Wants More $$$ ... He Says Hellll No

Akon's Brother
Baby Mama Wants More $$$ He Says Hellll No

Baby-mama drama must run in the family ... Akon's lil bro Abou Thiam -- a huge record exec --  is asking a judge to shoot down his baby mama's demand for more cash ... despite his fat… READ MORE >

- 882 days ago
Akon -- I Am The Father!

I Am The Father!

Akon "smacked that" ... and now he's taking responsibility for it -- filing paternity docs in court last month to become the legal father of two children he had out of wedlock. The singer filed a… READ MORE >

- 951 days ago

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