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Akon Personal Profile

Famous as:Singer
Birth Name:Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Birth Date:April 16, 1973
Birth place:St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Nationalty:American
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Brown
Father:Mor Thiam
Spouse:Tomeka Akon

Information

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam higher called Akon is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter and film producer. He rose to fame in 2004 following the discharge of “Locked Up” which became the primary single from his debut album problem. He released his 2nd studio album Konvicted in 2006 which obtained 3 nominations for the Grammy Awards in classes, fine modern R&B Album for Konvicted album and high-quality Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”. he’s the primary solo artist to hold each the number one and two spots concurrently at the Billboard hot a hundred charts twice. His 4 songs certified as 3x platinum, three songs licensed as 2x platinum, greater than ten songs licensed as 1x platinum and extra than ten songs certified as gold in virtual sales. He has sung songs in other languages along with Tamil, Hindi and Spanish. He has worked with severe performers such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Bone Thugs-N-harmony, Gwen Stefani and plenty of greater artists. He has had 5 Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists together with lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Leona Lewis and Tache.
He has six children with 3 exceptional girls.

Akon Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
US
US
R&B
AUS
CANFRA
GER
IRL
NZ
SWI
UK
Trouble
  • Released: June 29, 2004 (US)
  • Labels: UpFront, SRC, Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
18312112432311
  • US: 1,600,000
Konvicted
  • Released: November 14, 2006 (US)
  • Labels: Konvict, UpFront, SRC,Universal Motown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
221647751012316
  • US: 2,800,000
Freedom
  • Released: December 2, 2008 (US)
  • Labels: Konvict, SRC, Universal Motown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
732049821029226
  • US: 762,000
Stadium
  • Released: 2013
  • Labels: Konvict, SRC, Universal Motown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
To be released

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes with selected details
TitleAlbum details
Illegal Alien, Volume 1
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: UpFront, Konvict
  • Formats: CD, digital download
In My Ghetto
  • Released: 2007
  • Formats: CD, digital download
In My Ghetto, Volume 2
  • Released: 2008
  • Formats: CD, digital download
The Freedom Mixtape
  • Released: November 6, 2008
  • Label: SRC, Konvict, UpFront
  • Hosted by DJ Noodles
  • Formats: Digital download
Konkrete
  • Released: July 3, 2011
  • Label: Konvict
  • Formats: Digital download
The Koncrete Mixtape
  • Released: April 14, 2012
  • Label: Konvict
  • Hosted by DJ Noodles
  • Formats: Digital download
Konkrete Jungle
  • Released: June 29, 2012
  • Label: Konvict
  • Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Around The World in 60 Minutes
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: TBA
  • Hosted by DJ Smashkash
  • Formats: TBA

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
US
R&B
AUS
FRA
GER
IRL
NLD
NZ
SWI
UK
“Operations of Nature”
1996Non-album single
“Locked Up”2004863312151071195Trouble
“Ghetto”92532
“Lonely”200545712111111
“Belly Dancer (Bananza)”30234532114612405
“Pot of Gold”953377
“Smack That”
(featuring Eminem)
2006234245110131Konvicted
“I Wanna Love You”
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
136142202163
“Don’t Matter”20071596291231193
“Mama Africa”
47
“Sorry, Blame It on Me”7271093424622
“Never Took the Time”
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008”
(with Michael Jackson)
2008818106343057Thriller 25
“I Can’t Wait”
(featuring T-Pain)
116Konvicted
“Right Now (Na Na Na)”8731784418305156Freedom
“I’m So Paid”
(featuring Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy)
31471559
“Beautiful”
(featuring Colby O’Donis and Kardinal Offishall)
200919611634132413348
“We Don’t Care”9161
“Oh Africa”
(featuring Keri Hilson)
20105256
“Angel”565720
  • RIAA: Gold
“Hold My Hand”
(with Michael Jackson)
39333727721276910
  • RMNZ: Gold
“Give It to ‘Em”
(featuring Rick Ross)
2011
“Hurt Somebody”
(featuring French Montana)
2012

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 Akon Official Sources

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Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam better known as Akon is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer.
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Date Published: 09/23/2013
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