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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 better known as Akon is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer. He rose to fame in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up” which was the first single from his debut album Trouble. He released his second studio album Konvicted in 2006 which 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. His 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. He has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi and Spanish. 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.
He has six children with three different women.

Akon Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
US
R&B
AUS
CAN FRA
GER
IRL
NZ
SWI
UK
Trouble
  • Released: June 29, 2004 (US)
  • Labels: UpFront, SRC, Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
18 3 12 11 24 3 2 31 1
  • US: 1,600,000
Konvicted
  • Released: November 14, 2006 (US)
  • Labels: Konvict, UpFront, SRC,Universal Motown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 2 16 4 7 75 10 1 23 16
  • US: 2,800,000
Freedom
  • Released: December 2, 2008 (US)
  • Labels: Konvict, SRC, Universal Motown
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 3 20 4 9 82 10 29 22 6
  • 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
Title Album 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
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US
R&B
AUS
FRA
GER
IRL
NLD
NZ
SWI
UK
“Operations of Nature”
1996 Non-album single
“Locked Up” 2004 8 6 33 12 15 10 71 19 5 Trouble
“Ghetto” 92 53 2
“Lonely” 2005 4 57 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
“Belly Dancer (Bananza)” 30 23 45 32 11 46 12 40 5
“Pot of Gold” 95 33 77
“Smack That”
(featuring Eminem)
2006 2 34 2 4 5 1 10 1 3 1 Konvicted
“I Wanna Love You”
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
1 3 6 14 2 20 2 16 3
“Don’t Matter” 2007 1 5 9 6 29 1 23 1 19 3
“Mama Africa”
47
“Sorry, Blame It on Me” 7 27 10 9 34 2 46 22
“Never Took the Time”
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008”
(with Michael Jackson)
2008 81 8 10 63 4 30 57 Thriller 25
“I Can’t Wait”
(featuring T-Pain)
116 Konvicted
“Right Now (Na Na Na)” 8 73 17 8 44 18 30 5 15 6 Freedom
“I’m So Paid”
(featuring Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy)
31 47 15 59
“Beautiful”
(featuring Colby O’Donis and Kardinal Offishall)
2009 19 61 16 34 13 24 13 34 8
“We Don’t Care” 91 61
“Oh Africa”
(featuring Keri Hilson)
2010 52 56
“Angel” 56 57 20
  • RIAA: Gold
“Hold My Hand”
(with Michael Jackson)
39 33 37 27 7 21 27 6 9 10
  • 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
Akon is a singer of Hollywood Industry Ratings According to Hollywood Neuz.com
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