Birth Name: Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
Birth Place: Dakar, Senegal
Years Active: 1996–present
Genres: R&B, Hip Hop, Pop
Akon (born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam), is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and businessman. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up," the first single from his debut album “Trouble.” The album has reached platinum status in the United States with over 1.6 million sales. His second album, “Konvicted,” earned him a Grammy Award nomination of the single "Smack That." “Konvicted” debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. After only six weeks, “Konvicted” sold more than one million records in the U.S. and more than 1.3 million worldwide. The album was certified platinum after sev...
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