• Birth name: Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam
  • Years active: 1996 - today
  • Born: 30 - 04 - 1973
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Genre: Rnb , Hip hop , Pop
Biography: Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam, better known by his middle and stage name Akon (pronounced /ˈeɪkɒn/), is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble. His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy Award nomination of the single...  [read more]