Akon

Akon

Real Name:
Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
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Born: 16 April 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer.

Akon was born to Senegalese parents and raised in a musical setting. He was taught to play several instruments including the djembe. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, so that he would not have to go through the immigration process, but he lived in Dakar, Senegal until the age of 7, split time between the US and Senegal until he was 15, then he moved permanently to Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album "Trouble". His second album, "Konvicted", earned him a Grammy Award nomination of the single "Smack That". He has since found two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He is known as one of the most successful and versatile R&B singers of the 21st century, grossing over US$30 million a year according to Forbes.

Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently accredited with over 300 guest appearances and 40 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. He has had 6 Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis and Leona Lewis.

Son of Senegalese jazz drummer and percussionist Mor Thiam.
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Akon Discography

Albums

B0000860-02 IN02 Akon Trouble (Album) Universal Records, Street Records Corporation B0000860-02 IN02 US 2003 Sell This Version
UNIF 21746-1 Akon Konvicted (Album) Universal Motown, Street Records Corporation UNIF 21746-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
BTL001-CD DJ E.Nyce* & Akon DJ E.Nyce* & Akon - A Star Is Born(CD, Album, Mixed) Bigger Than Life Entertainment, Street Records Corporation BTL001-CD US 2006 Sell This Version
AK001 Akon In My Ghetto(CD, Album) Ghetto Transit, Hip Hop Village AK001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
AR-033CD Akon & DJ Noodles Akon & DJ Noodles - It's A Shake Down!(CD, Album, Mixed) Affiliated Records AR-033CD US 2007 Sell This Version
460502670060 Akon Freedom (Album) Universal Motown, Street Records Corporation, Konvict Muzik, Upfront Megatainment 460502670060 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
none Akon & DJ Noodles Akon & DJ Noodles - The Freedom Mixtape (Comp) Konvict Muzik none US 2008 Sell This Version
602517920583 Akon Freedom(CD, Album) Street Records Corporation, Universal Motown 602517920583 Poland 2008 Sell This Version
TUPP006 Akon Living The Life(CD, Mixed) interGROOVE TUPP006 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ED 6006 Akon Operations Of Nature (Single) Eastwest Records America ED 6006 US 1995 Sell This Version
none FA* Featuring Devyne Stephens, Akon, Daddy T & Picklehead FA* Featuring Devyne Stephens, Akon, Daddy T & Picklehead - Hey You(12", Single) Upfront Entertainment none US 2002 Sell This Version
MCST 40406 Akon Locked Up (Single, Maxi) Universal Records MCST 40406 UK 2003 Sell This Version
KISS1003 Akon Kiss Fm Remixes(12", Single, Promo) Kiss KISS1003 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Akon Ghetto (Single, Maxi) Street Records Corporation none US 2004 Sell This Version
UNIR 21376-2 Baby Bash Feat. Akon Baby Bash Feat. Akon - Baby I'm Back (Single, Maxi) Universal Records UNIR 21376-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
AKGOLDCDP1 Akon Pot Of Gold (Single, Maxi) Universal Records AKGOLDCDP1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
9889047 Young Jeezy Featuring Akon Young Jeezy Featuring Akon - Soul Survivor (Single) Def Jam Recordings 9889047 UK 2005 Sell This Version
INTR-11502-1 Styles P Feat. Akon Styles P Feat. Akon - Can You Believe It(12") Interscope Records, Ruff Ryder Records INTR-11502-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
988 218-8 Akon Lonely (Maxi, Single) Universal Records 988 218-8 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
B0001468-11 Akon Belly Dancer (Bananza) (Maxi, Single) Universal Records B0001468-11 US 2003 Sell This Version
99712 Savage (2) featuring Akon Savage (2) featuring Akon - Moonshine (Single) Dawn Raid Entertainment, Warner Music Australia 99712 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
AKLONEVP1 Akon Lonely / Trouble Nobody Universal Records AKLONEVP1 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
BC 2501 Kardinal Offishall And Akon Kardinal Offishall And Akon - Kill The Dance(7") Black Chiney Records BC 2501 Jamaica 2005 Sell This Version
none Monsieur R*, Akon Monsieur R*, Akon - Rebel Musik(CD, Maxi, Promo, Car) Diamond Entertainment none France 2005 Sell This Version
none Akon Konvicted DJ Promo EP (EP) Street Records Corporation none 2006 Sell This Version