Singer, songwriter, record producer
Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), known as Akon (pronounced ˈeɪkɒn), is an American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked...Wikipedia
Born: 16th April, 1973, St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Claim to Fame: The song "Locked Up"
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Freedom is the third studio album by hip hop and R&B Senegalese-American singer and record producer Akon. The album was originally named Acquitted; however, Akon changed it before it was released. It was released as a download on December 1, 2008, and in stores December 2, 2008. The album debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 with 110,600 copies sold in its first week.
Selena Gomes has reportedly landed her own "prank" show. The 18-year-old star has filmed a pilot for the as-yet untitled programme, which is said to be similar to 'Punk'd' - in which Ashton Kutcher played tricks o other celebrities and secretly filmed their reactions.
A source told website HollywoodLife.com: "Selena shot the pilot and it's basically like Ashton Kutcher's old show, 'Punk'd', but with the Disney kids.
"Selena was having a ton of fun with it. She's a goof ball at heart."
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Posted by Queenoftab 3 years ago
Akon is convinced Lady Gaga has scared all her music rivals into copying her sound - insisting Christina Aguilera is "trying to do the exact same thing musically."
The R&B singer takes the credit for discovering Gaga after he signed her to his KonLive label at Interscope Records in 2007 when she was dropped by another of the company`s imprints. The Poker Face hit-maker went on to become an international music sensation, and Akon is convinced her popularity is having an effect on other pop stars who are trying to compete.
Akon admits he`s listened to... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 years ago
Akon has postponed a planned concert in Sri Lanka following angry protests over a music video he was in. The RnB star was due to perform in the predominantly Buddhist country next month but there has been growing outrage over the Sexy Chick video, in which scantily clad women dance in front of a Buddha statue. Sri Lanka has now said it wouldn`t issue Akon - who expressed regret and said he wasn`t previously aware of the statue in the video - a visa for the concert, and his booking firm confirmed the show had been postponed. In the video, women in bikinis are shown... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Up-and-coming rap artist Dolla has been shot dead outside a landmark Los Angeles shopping mall, friends and family of the slain musician were reported as saying.
The Atlanta-based musician was gunned down at the entrance to the Beverly Center, a popular shopping haunt for tourists, at around 3:00 pm (2200 GMT), the Los Angeles Times quoted Dolla`s publicist as saying.
Los Angeles police have refused to confirm the identity of the 21-year-old victim, who died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center after being shot.
LAPD officer Karen Rayner said a... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
WASHINGTON – Akon — who has gone through legal woes and bad publicity himself — says he`d be willing to work with pop`s latest problem child, Chris Brown.
"Oh, absolutely!" Akon said in a phone interview Monday. "I wouldn`t take anybody`s personal issues or problems_ I won`t hold them accountable for that when it comes to work. I think it`s two separate things."
Meanwhile, Diddy confirmed reports that he recently opened up one of his homes to Brown and Rihanna — whom Brown is accused of attacking — so the pair could... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 6 years ago
In Africa... age is not important over there. They don't care.
I love to just go to the movies, watch movies, listen to the scores and all that 'cause that's, like, the next step for me.