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Akon

Born: Oct 14, 1981 in St. Louis, MO
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Genre: R&B, Rap, Other
Biography: Although he was born in St. Louis, Missouri, singer, songwriter, and producer Aliaune Thiam -- aka Akon -- grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Mor Thiam) returned to the United States and settled in New Jersey when he was seven. There he discovered hip-hop ...Read full biography
Konvicted [Explicit Version]
Released: 2006
Label: SRC Records / Universal Records
Critics' Rating:
"Locked Up"'s success provided Akon with instant heavyweight clout. Upgraded from writing songs and doing the occasional hook for B-, C-, and D-level artists, he tallied a multi-platinum album, was granted ...Read full review
Konvicted [Edited Version]
Released: 2006
Label: SRC Records / Universal Records
Critics' Rating:
"Locked Up"'s success provided Akon with instant heavyweight clout. Upgraded from writing songs and doing the occasional hook for B-, C-, and D-level artists, he tallied a multi-platinum album, was granted ...Read full review
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