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Akon
   
Number of songs: 16 | Total weeks on charts: 1614
Appearing in a total number of: 166 charts | Total period running: 5168 days
Biography
Alioune Badara Akon Thiam, Born April 16, 1977 in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, known simply as Akon, is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist.

He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of the singles "Locked Up" and "Lonely", from his debut album "Trouble". His second album, "Konvicted", earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single Smack That featuring Eminem. His latest album, "Freedom", was released in 2008. 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 also founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution and has a clothing label, Konvict clothing

Akon also recently converted to Islam. He has many charities of his own and is a religious Muslim.

Akon's father is the Senagalese drummer Mor Thiam.


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Akon in the news
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Tarakon Artist, Cashe Releases Debut Hip Bop Single 'Ring The Alarm' Featuring Kevin Lyttle (07/05/2018) Reggaeton Duo Zion Y Lennox Round Out Kaya Fest Line-Up (27/03/2018)
Liberia's First International Artist, 2C, Releases His New Single & Video For "Mr. Mechanic" Ft. Akon (08/02/2018) Eminem Claims His 9th UK No 1 With "River" (19/01/2018)
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The House Of Remy Martin Launches Season Four Of The Producers Series Competition In Search Of The Next Big Music Producer (07/09/2017)
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