Akon

Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam

Also known as A-Kon, A. Kelly, A. Thiam, Aliaune Thiam, Ey-con
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.akononline.com, http://www.myspace.com/akon, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akon

Discography of Akon:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Global Lockdown (The Locked Up Remixes) 6 Audio 2004 Universal Records
2 Locked Up 4 Audio 2003 Universal Records
3 Trouble 13 Audio 2004-06-29 Universal Records
4 Operations Of Nature 7 Audio 1996 Eastwest Records America
5 Illegal Alien Vol. 1 10 Audio 2005
6 Lonely 4 Audio 2004 Universal Records
7 Trouble 13 Audio 2005 Universal Music Russia
8 Locked Up (Global Remixes) 8 Audio 2003 Universal Music (UK)
9 Lonely / Trouble Nobody 6 Audio 2005 Universal Music (UK)
10 Lonely / Trouble Nobody 6 Audio 2005-04-19 Universal Records
11 Kill The Dance 2 Audio 2005 Black Chiney Records
12 Lonely 6 Audio 2005 Universal Records
13 Lonely 2 Audio 2004 Universal Records
14 Trouble 23 Audio 2005 Universal Records
15 Ghetto 9 Audio 2006 Universal Records
16 Ghetto (Remix) 2 Audio 2005
17 Trouble 24 Audio 2006 Universal Records
18 Lonely 3 Audio 2005-06-28 Universal Records
19 Snitch 3 Audio 2006 Universal Music
20 Smack That 2 Audio 2006
21 I Wanna Love You 3 Audio 2006 Universal Motown
22 Konvicted 12 Audio 2006
23 The Sweet Escape 2 Audio 2007 Interscope Records
24 Smack That 2 Audio 2006 Universal Records
25 Belly Dancer (Bananza) 2 Audio 2005 Universal Records
26 Lonely / Trouble Nobody / Kill The Dance 3 Audio 2005 Universal Music (UK)
27 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 3 Audio 2008 Epic
28 Lonely 3 Audio 2005 Universal Records
29 Soul Survivor RMX 2 Audio 2005 Music World Entertainment
30 Smack That Remix 3 Audio 2008 Pioneer Unit
31 Soul Survivor Remix!! 3 Audio 2008 Pioneer Unit
32 Don't Matter 3 Audio 2006 Universal Records
33 Locked Up 4 Audio 2003 Universal Records
34 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 3 Audio 2008 Epic
35 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 2 Audio 2008
36 We Takin' Over 6 Audio 2007 Koch Entertainment
37 Still Will 4 Audio 2007 Interscope Records
38 Mama Africa 4 Audio 2007 Street Records Corporation
39 Hypnotized 4 Audio 2007 Atlantic
40 Body On Me 2 Audio 2008 Universal Motown
41 Right Now (Na Na Na) 2 Audio 2008 Universal Records
42 Belly Dance (Bananza) 3 Audio 2005 MCA Records
43 Dangerous 2 Audio 2008 Konlive
44 Girls 6 Audio 2006 Virgin
45 Ghetto 4 Audio 2004 Street Records Corporation
46 Don't Matter 2 Audio 2007-04-07 Universal Motown
47 Dangerous 4 Audio 2008-11-00 Konlive
48 Lonely 3 Audio 2004 Universal Records
49 Freedom 13 Audio 2008-12-08
50 Right Now (Na Na Na) 3 Audio 2008 Universal Records


Born: 16 April 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer.

Akon was born to Senegalese parents and raised in a musical setting. He was taught to play several instruments including the djembe. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, so that he would not have to go through the immigration process, but he lived in Dakar, Senegal until the age of 7, split time between the US and Senegal until he was 15, then he moved permanently to Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

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 found two record labels, [l=Konvict Muzik] and Kon Live Distribution. He is known as one of the most successful and versatile R&B singers of the 21st century, grossing over US$30 million a year according to Forbes.

Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently accredited with over 300 guest appearances and 40 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He is the first solo artist to hold 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 artists such as [a=Lady Gaga], [a=Colby O'Donis] and [a=Leona Lewis].

Son of Senegalese jazz drummer and percussionist [a=Mor Thiam].


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