Akon, whose real name is Aliune Thame, has risen to fame with her own records and her many collaborations with other artists. His hip hop melodies blend with the West African music of his heritage to create something unique and different from the rest of the rap industry today. He is the only solo artist to hold the number one and number two spots on the Billboard Top 100 chart simultaneously.

Akon was born in St. Louis in 1977 or 1973. After his birth, his parents returned to Senegal in West Africa. He spent most of his childhood torn between Africa and New Jersey, finally settling in New Jersey in his mid-teens. His experience of growing up across cultures has influenced his musical style and helped him make his breakthrough in 2004.

He recorded his first song at the age of 15 and began distributing demos in 2004. His “Trouble” LP was released on Universal Records in 2004. The record showcased his unique combination of East Coast and South Coast hip hop with tribal rhythms. . The singles “Locked Up”, “Lonely”, and “Ghetto” became hits due to their constant rotation on hip hop stations across the country due to Akon’s video. The album eventually reached the top 10 in the US.

His second album, called “Konvicted”, was released at the end of 2006. Akon collaborated with Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Styles P on the record. The song “Smack That” rose to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for five weeks and Akon’s video featured Eminem. “I Wanna Love You” was the second single and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Akon’s other songs on the album were “Don’t Matter” and “Sorry Blame it One Me”.

2006 to 2008 were filled with collaborations for Akon. He starred in and produced the hit “The Sweet Escape” with Gwen Stefani. He created “Mixtape Messiah 2” with Chamillionaire. He has also worked with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Three 6 Mafia, Fabolous, Daddy Yankee, Menudo, Kat Deluna and even Michael Jackson. In total, he has made more than 155 guest appearances on songs.

In addition to his many musical collaborations, Akon has founded two record labels called Konvict Music and Kon Line Distribution. He launched a clothing line called Konvict Clothing in 2007 that includes blazers, jeans, and other accessories for both men and women. He has a reality show with his nearly identical siblings in the works. Pictures of Akon show that his siblings, while not triplets, look almost identical to the rapper. The reality show will involve his brothers trying to get free tickets, meals and attention from women by posing as Akon.

Akon is also making his way into television and film. He guest-starred on CSI, Big Brother Celebrity Edition, and WWE Raw. He is working on a feature film called Illegal Alien, which is based on parts of his life. Mekhi Pheifer is set to play the rap star.

“Freedom”, Akon’s third album, was released in December 2008 with three singles scheduled. In addition to his solo album, Akon will also produce a record for Pussy Cat Nicole Scherzinger’s doll, work on an album with rapper Flo Rida, and collaborate with Nelly, Pharrell and T-Pain to form a rap supergroup in 2009.

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