Akon (IPA pronunciation: /ËˆeÉª.kÉ‘n/) (born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam) on April 30, 1973 is a Senegalese-American hip hop and R&B singer, songwriter, occasional rapper and record producer. Akon rose to fame in 2004 following the release of his single "Locked Up" from his debut album Trouble. His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single "Smack That". He is the founder of Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He is well known for singing hooks and has over 130 guest appearances and 21 Billboard Hot 100 songs to his credit. He is the only artist to ever accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.
Akon often goes by the shorter, Aliaune Thiam, though other sources have said his name is Alioune Badara Thiam, and About.com says the long form of his name, "Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam," has not been...
Created by dipity on Jan 31, 2008
Last updated: 03/11/10 at 04:39 PM
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Track listing: Locked UpTrouble NobodyBelly Dancer (Bananza)GangstaGhettoPot of GoldShow OutLonelyWhen the Time's RightJourneyDon't Let UpEasy RoadLocked Up (remix) (feat. Styles P.)
Track listing: Lonely (UK radio edit)Trouble NobodyKill the Dance (Got Something for Ya)
Track listing: Belly Dancer (Bananza) (remix)Gunshot (Fiesta Riddim)SenegalKeep on Callin'Never Gonna Get ItMiss MelodyKill the Dance (Got Something for Ya)Find Us (In the Back of the Club)Yey (Konvict Muzik Exclusive)
Track listing: Belly Dancer (Bananza) (clean)Belly Dancer (Bananza) (dirty)Belly Dancer (Bananza) (instrumental)Trouble Nobody (clean)Trouble Nobody (dirty)Trouble Nobody (instrumental)
Track listing: Locked UpTrouble NobodyBananza (Belly Dancer)GangstaGhettoPot of GoldShow OutLonelyWhen the Time's RightJourneyDon't Let UpEasy RoadLocked Up (remix) (feat. Styles P)
Akon was born in St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri