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Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (/ˈeɪkɒn/; born April 16, 1973),
known mononymously as Akon, is a Senegalese-American singer,
record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to prominence in
2004 following the release of “Locked Up” (featuring Styles P),
the first single from his debut album Trouble (2004),
followed by the second single “Lonely”.
His second album, Konvicted (2006), received three
Grammy Award nominations for Best Contemporary
R&B Album, and for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “Smack That” (featuring Eminem) and
“I Wanna Love You” (featuring Snoop Dogg).
Both singles became Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits,
followed up by “Don’t Matter” and “Sorry, Blame It on Me”.
His third studio album Freedom (2008) was
led by the single “Right Now (Na Na Na)”.
Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist
and is currently credited with over 300 guest
appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs,
resulting in five Grammy Award nominations.
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 3× platinum, three songs certified
as 2× platinum, more than ten songs certified
as 1× platinum and more than ten songs certified
as gold by the RIAA. He was listed by Guinness
World Records as the number-one selling artist
for master ringtones in the world.
Along with his own musical career, Akon later
founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive
Distribution. A multitude of successful acts,
including Lady Gaga, T-Pain, R. City, Kardinal
Offishall, Jeffree Star, and French Montana have
been signed to Akon through these labels. Akon sports
a concurrent career in producing and songwriting
records mainly for artists on his respective labels,
as well as for other mainstream artists including
Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Lionel Richie, Leona
Lewis, Sean Paul, and Whitney Houston.
Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in the Forbes
Celebrity 100 in 2010 and 5th in the 40 Most
Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011.
Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top
Digital Songs Artists of the decade
Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam was born on April 16,
1973, in St. Louis, Missouri, to a Muslim family.
His mother is dancer Kine Gueye Thiam (née Gueye),
and his father is percussionist Mor Thiam,
Mor Thiam was born to a Toucouleur family of Quranic
scholars in Kaolack, Senegal. Akon spent a
significant part of his childhood in Senegal, which
he described as his “hometown”. Akon learned to play
five instruments, including drums, guitar and djembe.
At age seven, he and his family relocated to Union City,
New Jersey, splitting his time between the
United States and Senegal until settling in Newark.
Growing up in New Jersey, Akon had difficulties getting
along with other children. When he and his older
brother reached high school, his parents left them on
their own in Jersey City and moved the rest of the
family to Atlanta, Georgia. Akon attended William
L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City
Music mogul Devyne Stephens, the president of Upfront
Megatainment, first heard about Akon when rapper
Lil Zane brought him along to Stephens’ rehearsal
hall, a place that at the time saw talents such
as Usher and TLC being developed.
between Stephens and Akon began as a friendship
and mentorship, with the young artist regularly
stopping by to ask for advice, with Stephens eventually
signing him to his production company and began
grooming him professionally. The songs Akon
recorded with Stephens were brought to the attention
of Universal’s imprint SRC Records. In an
interview with HitQuarters SRC A&R Jerome “Knobody”
Foster said, “What caught my attention right away
was “Lonely”, and I said, ‘this kid is official –
this is a huge record.” Foster and SRC CEO
Steve Rifkind immediately boarded a private plane
to Atlanta to meet the young artist. Akon knew
of Foster’s work as producer Knobody and so there
was a mutual respect for one another and the pair
hit it off.
Akon’s solo debut album, Trouble, was released on June 29,
2004. It spawned the singles “Locked Up”, “Lonely”,
“Belly Dancer (Bananza)”, “Pot of Gold” and “Ghetto”.
“Locked Up” reached the number 8 position in the U.S.
and number 5 in the UK. “Ghetto” became a radio hit
when it was remixed by DJ Green Lantern to include
verses from rappers 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.
The album is a hybrid of Akon’s silky, West African-styled
vocals mixed with East Coast and Southern beats.
Most of Akon’s songs begin with the sound of the clank
of a jail cell’s door with him uttering the word “Konvict”.
In 2005, he released the single “Lonely”
(which samples Bobby Vinton’s “Mr. Lonely”).
The song reached the top five on the Billboard
Hot 100, and topped the charts in Australia,
the UK and Germany. His album also climbed to
number one in the UK in April 2005. When music
channel The Box had a top ten weekly chart, which was
calculated by the number of video requests,
Akon’s “Lonely” became the longest-running single
on the top of the chart, spanning over fifteen weeks.
Akon was then featured on two other singles, P-Money’s
“Keep on Callin'” off the album Magic City, and the
other with New Zealand rapper Savage with the single
“Moonshine”, which had become a success in both New
Zealand and Australia, reaching number one in the
New Zealand charts. A year later in 2005, he made
his first critically acclaimed guest appearance
on Young Jeezy’s debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug
Motivation 101, with the song “Soul Survivor”.
In December the same year, his manager Robert
Montanez was killed in a shooting after a dispute in New Jersey.
In 2006, Akon and Young Jeezy suggested plans
for a collaborative album
Akon started his new record label KonLive Distribution
under Interscope Records. His second album, Konvicted,
was released in November 2006 and debuted at number
two on the Billboard 200, selling 286,000 copies in
its first week. After only six weeks, Konvicted sold
more than one million records in the U.S. The album
was certified platinum after seven weeks, and after
sixteen weeks it was certified double platinum. It
stayed in the top twenty of the Billboard 200 for 28
consecutive weeks and peaked at number two on four
occasions. On November 20, 2007, the RIAA certified
the album ‘triple platinum’ with 3 million units sold in the US.
The album included collaborations with Eminem Snoop Dogg,
and Styles P. The first single “Smack That” (featuring Eminem)
was released in August 2006 and peaked at number two
on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks.
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. The leap was fueled by its number six
debut on Hot Digital Songs with 67,000 downloads.
The record has since been broken several times.
“Smack That” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung
Collaboration at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards,
but lost to Justin Timberlake and T.I.’s “My Love”.
“I Wanna Love You”, featuring Snoop Dogg, was the
second single released in September, it would go on
to earn Akon his first number-one single on the
Billboard Hot 100, and Snoop’s second. “I Wanna Love
You” topped the U.S. charts for two consecutive weeks.
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.
– chammak challo
– i wanna love you
– smack that
– be with you
– right now
– don’t matter
– locked up
– sorry, blame it on me
– gwen stefani the sweet escape
– i’m so paid
– hrithik roshan bollywood dj non stop remix
– keep you much longer
– como no
– te quiero amar
– farruko celebration
– sunny day
– we don’t care
– clap again
– gangsta bop
– pot of gold
– oh africa
– against the grain
– i can’t wait