Singer-songwriter + Record Producer
Born Apr 16, 1973
Age 41
Hometown St. Louis, Missouri
Net Worth $68.33 Million
Religion Muslim
Genres Pop music + Hip h...
Performed With Young Jeezy + Fat...
Record Label Konvict Muzik

Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, better known as simply Akon (is a Senegalese American R&B recording artist, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and businessman. 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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1973 Birth Born on April 16, 1973.


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
On October 5, 2006, Akon broke a record on the Hot 100, as he achieved the largest climb in the chart's 48-year-history with "Smack That" jumping from number 95 to 7. … Read More
On June 3, 2007, at WSPK's KFEST concert at the Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, New York, a concert attendee threw an object towards Akon on stage. … Read More
On April 27, 2008, Akon appeared with Colby O'Donis in Dance on Sunset.
2010 37 Years Old On January 27, 2010, Akon performed on the Brazilian reality show Big Brother Brasil. … Read More
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