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Legal name: Aliaune Thiam


Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), known as Akon (pronounced /ˈkɒn/), 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 Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble.

He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Smack That" and "I Wanna Love You".

He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Akon has had four songs certified as 3x platinum, three songs certified as 2x platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1x platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.

Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Gwen Stefani and many more artists. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Leona Lewis and T-Pain.

Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010 and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011. Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Trouble Akon 7
2006 Konvicted Akon 2 10
2006 A Star Is Born DJ E.Nyce & Akon 1
2007 A Konvicts Song Akon & DJ Sam 1
2007 In My Ghetto Akon 1
2008 Freedom Akon 4.35 5
Illegal Alien, Volume 1 Akon 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 In My Ghetto, Volume 2 Akon 1
2013 Electricity & Drums (remixes) Audé, Luciana & Akon 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Freedom Mixtape Akon 1
2012 The Koncrete Mixtape Akon 1
2012 Konkrete Jungle Akon 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Who Dat Girl (Remixes) Flo Rida feat. Akon 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Locked Up Akon 3
2004 Gunshot (Fiesta Riddim) Akon 1
2005 Lonely Akon 3
2005 Belly Dancer (Bananza) Akon 1
2006 Snitch Obie Trice feat. Akon 1
2006 Smack That Akon feat. Eminem 5
2007 I Wanna Love You Akon feat. Snoop Dogg 1 1
2007 The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani feat. Akon 2
2007 Don't Matter Akon 2
2007 Sorry, Blame It on Me Akon 2
2007 Mama Africa Akon 1
2008 On My Trail L.A. feat. Akon 1
2008 Dangerous Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon 3
2008 Body On Me Nelly feat. Akon & Ashanti 1
2008 Right Now (Na Na Na) Akon 4
2008 I'm So Paid Akon feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy 2
2008 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 Michael Jackson with Akon 1
2009 I Can't Wait Akon 1
2009 Beautiful Akon 3
2009 All Up 2 You Aventura feat. Akon & Wisin & Yandel 1
2009 Sexy Bitch David Guetta feat. Akon 5 5
2009 Shut It Down Pitbull feat. Akon 1
2010 Body Bounce Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon 1
2010 Angel Akon 2
2010 Hold My Hand Michael Jackson & Akon 2
2010 Kush Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon 2
2010 Who Dat Girl Flo Rida feat. Akon 3
2011 Time Is Money Akon 1
2011 El Product Akon feat. Omega 1
2011 Chammak Challo Akon 1
2011 Last Man Standing Asher Roth feat. Akon 1
2011 I'm Day Dreaming Redd feat. Akon & Snoop Dogg 2
2012 Hurt Somebody Akon feat. French Montana 1
2012 Like Money Wonder Girls & Akon 1
2012 Play Hard David Guetta feat. Ne‐Yo & Akon 5 2
Rock Akon 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Cashin' Out (Remix) Ca$h Out feat. Akon, Young Jeezy, Fabolous & Yo Gotti 1

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