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Akon

Although he was born in St. Louis, Missouri, singer, songwriter, and producer Aliaune Thiam -- aka Akon -- grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Mor Thiam) returned to the United States and settled in New Jersey when he was seven. There he discovered hip-hop for the first time, as well as crime. He was eventually jailed but he used the time -- a total of three years, he claimed -- to work on his musical ideas. Upon release, Akon began writing and recording tracks in a home studio. The tapes found their way to SRC/Universal, which eventually released Trouble, Akon's debut LP, in June 2004. The album was an interesting hybrid of Akon's silky vocals with East Coast- and Southern-styled beats. The success of the song "Locked Up," a Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hit, made Akon a star and desired collaborator. After appearing on Young Jeezy's "Soul Survivor," his number of guest appearances seemed to multiply each month. Konvicted, his second album, was released in November 2006. Soon enough, two of the album's singles, "I Wanna Love You" and "Smack That," made their way to the upper regions of the Billboard charts.

A significant stylistic shift occurred with Freedom, his third album. The December 2008 release avoided the rugged hip-hop/R&B hybrid of his earlier work and courted a broader audience with a dance-oriented Euro-pop sound. Despite the bold change, the album repeated Konvicted's chart success by peaking within the Top Ten of the Billboard 200; "Right Now (Na Na Na)," its most successful single, reached the Top Ten of the Hot 100. Akon slowed his own output but subsequently collaborated with dozens of artists, including David Guetta (the world-wide smash "Sexy B**ch," 2009), Artists for Haiti ("We Are the World 25 for Haiti," 2010), parodists the Lonely Island ("I Just Had Sex," 2010), and close friend Michael Jackson ("Hold My Hand," 2010). A fourth album, Stadium -- originally planned for a 2010 release -- was delayed until early 2013. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi
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Track List: Angel (Radio Single)

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Track List: Beautiful (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Club Mix) (Single)

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Track List: Chammak Challo (Single)

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Track List: Holla Holla (Radio Single)

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Track List: Hurt Somebody (Single)

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Track List: I Wanna Love You (Radio Single) (Explicit)

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Track List: Oh Africa (Rado Single)

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Track List: So Blue (Single)

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Track List: Sorry, Blame It On Me (Radio Single)

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That is what I get for falling love
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I love the song lonely I listened to that when I was 6 or 5
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nice songs
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He you
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giasmom8604
I love this song but the beginning is creepy as f**k it sounds like a munchkin from the wizard of oz
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FOLLOW ME IF U LOVE AKON #AKON
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I love you Akon
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I decaited this one to my baby flower I want make luv right Na na na I luv her so much I miss her so much ���� I want to talk to her
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DON'T MATTER IS MY JAM OF ALL TIME
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I love how akons music can just put you in a good mood!..
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I love akon's music can just put you in good mood!..
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I love. You akon
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Kiss your hand 5x post this on another song and there will be an IPhone under your pillow
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Akon has swag!!!;)
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I love akon I listen to him every day
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Yo me gusta esa music's I love it I speak spanish
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Is Akon dead?
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I love this song so much my ex's favorite song miss him tho R,I,P
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Me gusta I LIKE THIS SONG✌✌✌✌��
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He has some badass songs
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DON'T MATTER IS MY JAM BY AKON
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Don't read this because it actually works you will by the nearest Friday by the love of your life Tomorrow will be the best day of your life However if you don't post this you will be injured but ( won't die) Now if started to read don't stop Post this on five different station in the next 143 minutes . When your done then press F6 and you will see your lovers name in big letters This is so scary it actually works
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Lol I love this song
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My baby so beautiful I luv her so much that why I deciated this song by akon i luv akon
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Don't read this it actually workr's you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love your life tomorrow will be the best day of your life how ever if you don't post this you still be injured (your won't die) in two days now you already started reading this t won't stop post this on at least five other songs/statio n s in the next 143 minutes when your done push f6 and your loverd name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary this actually works
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israelb104
I miss u so much Kate..
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I love Akon...bring s back memories. Love u ALWAYS COME back my long lost LOVE
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Hi Daron I love the music it rocks smooth listening
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I love this song
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Don't read Cuz it really works on Friday the love of your life will kiss you. Tomarow will be the best day of your life if you don't post this on 5 songs you will die in 2 days
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im a dubstep person but you make some rilly good relaxing songs
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You play some good songs
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@♡♡♡♡
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Akons so boss
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not bad
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Akons the s**t
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My favorite singer
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DON'T MATTER IS MY JAM BY AKON HE IS MY FAVORITE SINGER EVER
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This is my dad cuzit and he get me and ps4 and a iPhone 7#
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He did a song with a Korean band and it's pretty cool. Just in case you don't know it's called "Like Money" and the band is Wonder Girls (?)
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I love this song ❤❤
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❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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I have been listing to his songs wan he first started
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I've seen one of these Angels before :)
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Nitsmen. Ta ps. Hap
Car. ��brew. Tempe Mom dump
Sri Dior. T or.
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Did yall like
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Yep u right locked up
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locked up
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NUTSSSSSSSSS
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DEEEEEEEEEEE E E E E E Z
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