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Akon

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Birthday
16, 1973
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1973 (age 45)
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO

About

Grammy-nominated R&B and hip-hop artist who gained prominence with the song "Locked Up" and his debut album Trouble. He has collaborated on numerous #1 hits.

Before Fame

He learned to play the drums, guitar, and djembe before he was seven and moved to Newark, New Jersey.

Trivia

His 2005 single "Lonely" reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 and his second album, Konvicted, yielded the hit single "Smack That."

Family Life

His brother is music producer Abou Thiam. He claimed to have had six children with six different women. He has worked valiantly to protect his family from media attention.

Associated With

He collaborated with Michael Jackson on the song "Hold My Hand," which was the last song the King of Pop created before his death.

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