Akon of its true name Alioune Badara Thiam is a singer of R' n' B (and more recently the pop one) American-Senegalese, born in 1977 in Saint-Louis, Senegal. It grows in Senegal then towards l' seven years age, leaves s' to install in the United States, Jersey City (New Jersey). Akon speaks English and wolof but little French. Akon has three personal albums with its credit: Disorder, Konvicted, and Freedom. Akon arrives at the United States at seven years, close to New York in the New Jersey. It there discovers the hip hop thanks to his friend Penninckx Jeroen but plunges in the delinquency. Imprisoned, it develops its musical capacities in prison. Its Akon pseudonym (has kon diminutive of “has convict” name pejorative and familiar that l' one can translate by “a criminal”) comes from this period. At its exit, he writes and records songs. Street Records Corporation (SRC records) /Universal the reference mark and launches it with its first Trouble album which is success. The title Locked Up reached signal 10 in the American charts and signal 5 in the United Kingdom. The song was written after Akon made prison for flight of car and this one was remixée in several versions several times according to the country where the individual one left, each version comprising l' intervention d' a local artist. Little time after, Robert Montanez, his manager, was assassinated after d' an argument having burst in the New Jersey in December 2005. Ghetto was remixé to include verses of the rappeurs 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. Always in 2005, it leaves its third individual Lonely (sample Mr. Lonely de Bobby Vinton) and the song rises in signal 10 American, becomes number 1 in Australia [ref. necessary], in Germany [ref. necessary] and in the United Kingdom. L' album goes up in the first place of the sales to the United Kingdom in April of the same year. Akon took part in The score of the fugees as a member of l' wing Refugees Allstar de Wyclef Jean. He left the group some time afterwards and continues since an individual career. The second opus d' Akon, entitled Konvicted, left in November 2006 and includes collaborations with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Styles P and Brig & Lace. Before l' album is not available to the sale, Akon left individual Smack That in featuring with Eminem whose video clip was directed by Raymond Garced. Akon connects featurings then and individual, and benefits from this period to create its own label Konvict Muzik. Recently, Akon also worked with Gwen Stefani on The Sweet Escape, song being reproduced on the second album solo of l' ex-singer of No Doubt. More recently Akon produced part of the new album of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, in particular on the titles I Tried and Never forget me. One can also underline his participation in the new album of Tiken Jah Fakoly L' African on the Soldier title but also for Thriller 25, the republication of l' Thriller album of Michael Jackson where it remixe the song Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'. He also collaborated with the rappor 50 Hundreds on the I' song; L Still Kill (on l' Curtis album of 50 Hundreds). It produces l' artist Colby O' Donis with which it makes a duet on the song What You Got. Recently, it produced the individual one of Leona Lewis, Forgive Me And produced l' album of the Brig & Lace. At the time d' an interview, Akon announced qu' it would make a film on its life which would name Money, Power, Respect: In Hustler' S Dream. It also created its mark of clothing, which names Konvicted. Akon admitted that its recording company, Universal, imposed silence to him on its matrimonial statute after qu' it revealed qu' it was polygamous with three women, brings back the Web site Entertainment wise consulted by Ouestafnews. At the time d' an interview, the singer had affirmed qu' it was “polygamous” with three women; since 2008 eight women, and qu' it could “take (women qu' as much of them; it wished. The singer affirms to have agreed to follow the injunctions of the recording company. J' said “ok, not problem”, it in particular declared. “I gave them my agreement which I will not reach much din around the Malheureusement question, c' the world is that in which we live. People judge you according to your beliefs and your convictions. C' is a country free, but not completely free”, s' the singer is sorry. Akon created its mark of clothing, Konvict Clothing, in February 2007.
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|1||Akon-Beautiful Feat. Colby Odonis and Kardinal Offishallakon-konvict-konvicted||513 lectures|
|2||Akon Holla-Holla Feat T-Pain akon-konvict-konvicted||517 lectures|
|3||Akon I'm So Paid Feat Lil Wayne & Young Jeezyakon-konvict-konvicted||418 lectures|