Akon

Real Name:
Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Profile:
Born: 16 April 1973 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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Albums

0602498366202 Trouble — Akon Akon Trouble (Album) Universal Records, Street Records Corporation 0602498366202 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
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0602498452615 Konvicted — Akon Akon Konvicted (Album) Universal Motown, Street Records Corporation 0602498452615 Romania 2006 Sell This Version
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AR-033CD It's A Shake Down — Akon Akon, Red Cafe, Kardinal Offishall, T-Pain Akon, Red Cafe, Kardinal Offishall, T-Pain - It's A Shake Down(CD, Mixtape) Affiliated Records AR-033CD 2007 Sell This Version
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none The Freedom Mixtape — Akon Akon & DJ Noodles Akon & DJ Noodles - The Freedom Mixtape(13xFile, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 192) Konvict Muzik none US 2008
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460502670060 Freedom — Akon Akon Freedom (Album) Universal Motown, Street Records Corporation, Konvict Muzik, Upfront Megatainment 460502670060 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
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none The Koncrete Mixtape — Akon Akon And DJ Noodles Akon And DJ Noodles - The Koncrete Mixtape(CDr, Mixed, Mixtape) Not On Label none US 2012 Sell This Version
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BEM103 Konkrete Jungle — Akon Akon Konkrete Jungle(CD, Mixtape) Be Music, Konvict Muzik BEM103 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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none Akonda — Akon Akon Akonda(10xFile, AAC, Album) Akonik Label Group none 2019
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none El Negreeto — Akon Akon El Negreeto(8xFile, AAC, Album) Akonik Label Group none 2019
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none Akon Konvicted Q&A(CDr, Promo, Transcription) Konvict Muzik, Upfront Megatainment, Street Records Corporation, Universal Motown none Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

ED 6006 Operations Of Nature — Akon Akon Operations Of Nature (Maxi, Single) Eastwest Records America ED 6006 US 1995 Sell This Version
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none Hey You — Akon 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
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KISS1003 Kiss Fm Remixes — Akon Akon Kiss Fm Remixes(12", Single, Promo) Kiss fm KISS1003 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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AKLONEVP1 Lonely / Trouble Nobody — Akon Akon Lonely / Trouble Nobody Universal Records AKLONEVP1 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
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988 218-8 Lonely — Akon Akon Lonely (Single, Maxi) Universal Records 988 218-8 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
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none Ghetto — Akon Akon Ghetto (Single) Street Records Corporation none US 2004 Sell This Version
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MCST 40406 Locked Up — Akon Akon Locked Up (Single, Maxi) Universal Records MCST 40406 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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82876 74822 1 Presidential (Tha Remix) — Akon YoungBloodZ Featuring Akon YoungBloodZ Featuring Akon - Presidential (Tha Remix)(12", Single, Promo) LaFace Records 82876 74822 1 US 2005 Sell This Version
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INTR-11503-2 Can You Believe It — Akon Styles P Feat. Akon Styles P Feat. Akon - Can You Believe It (Single) Interscope Records, Ruff Ryder Records INTR-11503-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
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UNIR 21376-2 Baby I'm Back — Akon Baby Bash Feat. Akon Baby Bash Feat. Akon - Baby I'm Back (Maxi, Single) Universal Records UNIR 21376-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
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9889046 Soul Survivor — Akon Young Jeezy Feat. Akon Young Jeezy Feat. Akon - Soul Survivor (Single) Def Jam Recordings 9889046 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
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99712 Moonshine — Akon Savage (2) featuring Akon Savage (2) featuring Akon - Moonshine (Single) Dawn Raid Entertainment, Warner Music Australia 99712 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
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B0001468-11 Belly Dancer (Bananza) — Akon Akon Belly Dancer (Bananza) (Single, Maxi) Universal Records, Street Records Corporation, Upfront Entertainment B0001468-11 US 2003 Sell This Version
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AKGOLDCDP1 Pot Of Gold — Akon Akon Pot Of Gold (Single, Maxi) Universal Records AKGOLDCDP1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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BC 2501 Kill The Dance — Akon Kardinal Offishall And Akon Kardinal Offishall And Akon - Kill The Dance(7") Black Chiney Records BC 2501 Jamaica 2005 Sell This Version

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May 28, 2020
Your voice is mesmerizing and moving. I felt your words go through me as your voice echoed the feelings the songwriter had meant for the listener to feel. Listening to you was a transcending experience and I hope to hear much more in the future.

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