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Akon

Singer-songwriter + Record Producer
Male
Born Apr 16, 1973
Age 42
Hometown Saint-Louis, Senegal
Religion Muslim
Genres Pop music + Hip h...
Performed With Jeffree Star + Yo...
Record Label SRC Records
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)

Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, professionally known as simply Akon, is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer and businessman. His shimmering, soulful voice has propelled countless hits across genres from pop and R&B to hip hop and dance. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble.… Read More

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    Akon Explains Why African Americans Overlook Traveling To Africa
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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1973 Birth In regards to his birth date, Akon is very protective of it, which is the reason many media outlets have reported incorrect dates. However, legal documents released by The Smoking Gun list his date of birth as April 16, 1973. … Read More

THIRTIES

2004 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble. … Read More
In 2005, he released the single "Lonely" (which samples Bobby Vinton's "Mr. Lonely"). … Read More
In 2006, Akon and Young Jeezy suggested plans for a collaborative album.
In January 2007, a third single "Don't Matter" which earned him his first solo number one and second consecutive Hot 100 chart topper was released. "Mama Africa" was released as a European single in July 2007, making it the fourth overall single from the album. To coincide with the release of the deluxe edition of the album "Sorry, Blame It on Me" debuted in August 2007 on the Hot 100 at number seven.
After the unexpected death of The King Of Pop Michael Jackson, who Akon was working with, Akon released a tribute song called "Cry Out Of Joy". Akon claimed to be close friend with Jackson near the end of Jackson's life in an interview UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning 'Blues & Soul' in October 2008 In July 2008, a song called "Hold My Hand", an R&B duet/collaboration between Michael Jackson and Akon, circulated the internet. … Read More
2009 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He later worked with Whitney Houston for her 2009 comeback album I Look to You, appearing on the track "Like I Never Left". … Read More
He produced and recorded “Oh Africa” for the 2010 World Cup with Pepsi. … Read More

FORTIES

2013 40 Years Old After a long hiatus, Akon put out the promotional single "Dirty Work" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), which was released in February 2013 for free. … Read More
2014 41 Years Old Akon also started a project Akon Lighting Africa in 2014 which provides electricity in 15 countries of Africa. … Read More
2015 42 Years Old On January 1, 2015, Akon released five singles from Stadium. … Read More
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