10 Facts about Akon

Saturday, December 6th 2014. | Music

Facts about Akon provide the interesting information about the famous American R&B and hip hop songwriter, recording artist, and record producer. He gained the fame after he released “Locked Up” in 2004. Get more facts about Akon here:

Facts about Akon 1: full name and early life

Akon was born on 16 April 1973 in St. Louis. His full name is Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam.

Facts about Akon 2: Konvicted

Konvicted was his second album. Because of this album, Akon got three nominations for Grammy Awards. His singles “Smack Than” and “I Wanna Love You” got the nomination for Best Rap/Sun Collaboration. His album Konvicted was nominated for the Best Contemporary R&B Album. Find out another famous singer in Adele facts.

Akon facts

Akon facts

Facts about Akon 3: record labels

As I have stated before Akon is also a record producer. He established two record labels. Both are Kon Live Distribution and Konvict Muzik.

Facts about Akon 4: platinum songs

Akon is considered as one of the most successful singers in the world. He had at least 10 songs certified 1x platinum, 10 songs with gold certification, 3 songs with 2 platinum and four songs with 3x platinum certification.

Akon Image

Akon Image

Facts about Akon 5: Guinness Book of World Records

Akon was included in Guinness Book of World Records. He held the record of the number 1 selling artist for master ringtones. Akon not only sings in English, but also in Spanish, Hindi and Tamil.

Facts about Akon 6: other performers

There are many other performers who have worked with Akon. Some of them are Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Michael Jackson, and many more.

Akon Pictures

Akon Pictures

Facts about Akon 7: Akon as a producer

Akon is a producer too. He produced the hits for the successful singers such as T-Pain, Leona Lewis, Lady Gaga, and Kardinal Offishall

Facts about Akon 8: the childhood time

Akon always considers Senegal as his hometown because he spent much of his childhood time in this country.

Akon Singer

Akon Singer

Facts about Akon 9: parents

Let’s talk about the parents of Akon. His father was Mor Thiam who worked as a percussionist. His mother was a dancer.  Djembe, guitar and drums are some instruments that Akon masters. Find out an interesting music in African American music facts.

Facts about Akon 10: moving

He moved to Union City, New Jersey when he was only 7 years old. Then he settles in Newark, New Jersey. Akon is a Muslim. He never smokes or even drinks alcohol.

facts about Akon

facts about Akon

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