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1. Angel

2. Beautiful

3. Belly Dancer (Bonanza)

4. Dangerous

5. Don't Matter

6. Ghetto

7. Hold My Hand

8. I Just had Sex Featuring Lonely Hearts

9. I'm So Paid Ft. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy

10. I Wanna Love You Ft. Snoop Dogg

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11. Locked Up Featuring Styles P

12. Lonely

13. Mama Africa

14. Pot Of Gold

15. Right Now Na Na Na

16. Sexy Bitch

17. Smack That w/Eminem

18. Sorry, Blame It On Me

19. Soul Survivor FT/Young Jeezy

20. We Don't Care

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AKON BIOGRAPHY

From: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
 
              GENERAL INFORMATION 
Birth name
 Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam 
Born 
 April 16, 1973 (1973-04-16) (age 37)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. 
Origin 
 Dakar, Senegal 
Genres
 R&B, hip hop, pop 
Occupations
 Singer-songwriter, record producer 
Years active
 1996–present 
Labels
 Universal, SRC, Konvict, UpFront, Kon Live 
Associated acts
 T-Pain, Kardinal Offishall, Colby O'Donis, Lil Wayne, 
Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Sway DaSafo, 
Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie 
 Website AkonOnline.com 
 Born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam
(pronounced /'e?k?n/),[1] (born April 16, 1973) is a 
Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, rapper, record 
producer, and businessman.

 He grosses over 30 million dollars a year according to 
Forbes. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release
of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album 
Trouble. His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy 
Award nomination of the single "Smack That". He has since 
His 2 record labels, Konvict Muzik, Kon Live Distribution.

 Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently 
credited with over 300 guest appearances and 45 Billboard 
Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such 
as Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Quincy Jones, Eminem and 
Whitney Houston. He is the first solo artist to hold both 
the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard 
Hot 100 charts twice.[2] He has had 6 Grammy Awards 
nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as 
Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis and Leona Lewis. Lady Gaga and 
T-Pain are two artists who were given their chance at fame 
by Akon. He has also released a song called "Beautiful" 
featuring Colby O'Donis and Kardinal Offishall which is in 
his hit album named Freedom which he released in 2008 and 
also "
Right Now (Na Na Na)" in the same album.

From: AkonOnline.com 

The mere act of surviving on a day to day basis is the foundation 
from which a true artist builds his craft. Multi-talented newcomer 
AKON is no exception to this rule. His dynamic debut album, 
TROUBLE, a collection of stirring songs, creatively reflects the 
ups and downs of the singer/songwriter/producer's life experiences. 
A crafty blend of soulful hip-hop, TROUBLE is AKON's vibrant first 
time tour-de-force.

"TROUBLE evolved from the struggles I went through and what I did 
and am still doing to correct those things," offers AKON, who has 
had his fair share of adolescent problems with both the legal and 
school system, as is reflected in his redemption song "Trouble 
Nobody." "I've got a habit of writing about everything I go 
through," he explains, "and this album gives a glimpse of where I 
am now." 

To understand where AKON is right now is just half the equation. 
The other half lies in where he came from: this young artist 
possesses a unique history. A Senegalese African, AKON moved to 
the United States when he was seven. His family is headed by 
legendary percussionist and jazz musician Mor Thiam, whose 
expertise for playing the Djembe, a traditional African drum, has 
been touted as "unrivaled." Being brought up in an environment that 
treasures the true artistic value of musicianship and revels in the 
mastering of instrumental skill has had a momentous affect on AKON. 

It was AKON's deep rooted love and passion for music, evolving 
from filial admiration, which allowed him to turn his life around, 
despite his trouble as a youth residing in New Jersey. AKON began 
playing several different percussion instruments and eventually 
embraced hip-hop music and culture, despite his initial disdain for 
the genre. "When I first heard hip-hop I thought it was rubbish 
because I didn't understand the concept of people talking over 
music," AKON recalls, "But as I started growing up, living a little 
and listening to the lyrics, I realized that I was going through a 
lot of stuff these rappers were talking about and I could relate."

Once hip-hop took over his life, AKON's musical development 
exploded and he began channeling his energy into writing and 
producing his 
own music. Songs such as "Show Out" display how much hip-hop has 
influenced him. Over the sparsely yet hard hitting groove, "Don't 
tempt me/'Cuz I'm close to the edge/I'm trying not to lose my head
," ring the lyrics that cleverly integrates original school lyrics. 
At the same time, the song pays homage to hip-hop pioneers all 
while maintaining its own identity. 

Meanwhile, his first single "Bananza (Belly Dance)" exhibits 
another side of the artist. On this song AKON puts forth a feel-good 
vibe. Singing over a seductive and sensual beat, "Bananza 
(Belly Dance)," is one of AKON's most irresistible tracks. The 
song integrates a unique up tempo dance beat with a distinct wind 
instrumentation floating in the background guaranteed to improve 
every listener's mood. The reason for this, AKON says, "There are 
a lot of negative things going on today." "We need to party and just 
have fun," he continues, "'Bananza…' is a party record. You just go 
in the club, party and enjoy those beautiful women." 

However, life does not solely revolve around beautiful women and 
leisure time and AKON is well aware of this. On the somber, soulful 
"Ghetto" and the meditative, impressive "Journey," AKON gives 
listeners an in-depth look into a harsher world, one that is just 
as gripping as it is chilling. But rather than sensationalize his 
own drama, AKON transmits, to his audience, the feeling of being 
a part of his inner circle. 

AKON's personal appeal and ability to reach a listener is a part 
of his whole package: a package that includes, most importantly, 
his distinctive vocals and a relaxed singing style. It is as though 
he is speaking to you as he sings in a very intimate manner. "When 
I sing the sound comes from the mood that I am in. These records 
are coming straight from the heart," AKON divulges. 

Genuine and honest, AKON's music is a step in a new direction: 
a trajectory that will lead us on a delightfully fulfilling path. 
Says AKON, "When I'm on the mic, I'm just giving the listener 
a part of me." Be prepared to receive it.


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