Akon was born on 16th April, 1973 as Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam and son of Senegalese djembe-drummer and Jazz legend Mor Thiam. Consequently hr imbibed music from infancy. His breakthrough came with the release of the single “Locked Up”, which turned out to be an international hit. It was released in several versions featuring international rap artists - in the US the song featured Styles P. , in France it was Booba and in Germany "Locked Up" was recorded with Azad.
His following hit "Mr. Lonely" topped the charts in more than 10 countries, including Germany, UK as well as Australia and peaked in the Top 5 on the US Billboard Charts. Akon has done features for stars such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and David Guetta in the past years. Moreover he produces most of his music by himself. Ende 2010 erschien die Lead-Single "Angel" von Akons viertem Studioalbum "Stadium". "Angel" hat Akon mit Superstar David Guetta aufgenommen und landete damit wieder einmal einen Hit. Man darf also gespannt bleiben, was es demnächst von ihm noch zu hören und zu sehen gibt.
When he simultaneuosly debuted at No. 1 and No. 2 in the US Billboard Charts with “I Wanna Love You” and “Smack That”, he accomplished what only Mariah Carey and Usher had managed before him.
End of 2010 he realeased the lead single, "Angel" of his fourth studio album "Stadium". "Angel" was recorded with superstar David Guetta and was another hit. So we can be excited for more.
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