Akon Biography

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April 16, 1973

Akon is a Senegalese American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Akon’s introduction to fame was his debut album Trouble (2004) and its hit single “Locked Up” that made it to the top of Billboard Hot 100. Today, Akon is one of the bestselling

Early Life

Speculations in the media have been that Akon was born on April 16, 1973. The singer is very protective about this information. Although, he was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, he spent much of his childhood in Senegal, a West African country where his

Career Highlights

Akon released his debut album in 2004. Entitled Trouble, the album featured super hit songs like “Locked Up”, “Lonely” and “Ghetto”. The USP of the album was Akon’s distinctive voice and his West-African style vocals combined with east-coast

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