Akon Artist Profile
Alioune Badara Thiam, better known by his stage name Akon (pronounced /ˈeɪkɒn/) is a Senegalese-American hip hop and R&B singer, songwriter, occasional rapper and record producer. Akon rose to fame in 2004 following the release of his single "Locked Up" from his debut album Trouble. His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single "Smack That". He is...