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AkonBirth name   Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam
Born   April 16, 1977 - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Origin   Dakar, Senegal
Genres   Hip Hop, R&B, Pop
Occupations   Singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active   1996–present
Labels   Universal, SRC, Konvict Muzik, UpFront
Associated acts   Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, T-Pain, Colby O'Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, Young Jeezy, Shontelle, 50 Cent, Eminem, Michael Jackson,
Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, Wilber Pan, Rick Ross, T.I., Flo Rida, R.Kelly, Tami Chynn, Daddy Yankee, Sway, Pitbull, Aventura

Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam, better known by his middle and stage name Akon is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist. 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 founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He is one of the most succesfull & versatile R&B singers of the last decade. Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently accredited with over 200 guest appearances and 32 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He is the first solo artist to accomplish the feat of holding 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 artist such as Lady Gaga, T-Pain, Leona Lewis and more. Read more...