Akon

Akon

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.

About 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.

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