Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam
(born April 16, 1973), known as Akon
(/ˈeɪkɒn/), is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble
He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted
received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted
album and Best Rap/Sung...