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    by: Dheera

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    1 : AKON
    2 : Aliaune Thiam better known by his middle and stage name Akon
    3 : Akon is a Muslim and Senegalese origin
    4 : America R&B singer-songwriter,  record producer, businessman, and philanthropist
    5 : His debut album Trouble.
    6 : He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up”
    7 : His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy Award nomination of the single "Smack That"
    8 :  The album is a hybrid of Akon's silky, West African-styled vocals mixed with East Coast and Southern beats.
    9 : first solo artist to held both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.
    10 : Akon was raised in a musical setting and taught to play several instruments.
    11 : At the age of 7, he spent time between America and Senegal until he was 15
    12 : Later moved permanently to Jersey City, New Jersey
    13 : He began to understand his music abilities, during his alleged time in jail for 5 years
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    15 : Most of Akon's songs begin with the sound of the clank of a jail cell's door with him uttering the word "Konvict"
    16 : He allegedly had a previous occupation as a drug dealer 
    17 : Akon is believed to have four wives
    18 : Akon’s first legal wife- Latrice
    19 : Rachel Ritfield, turns down Akon’s marriage proposal to be his fifth wife
    20 : Akon has five children- four boys and one girl
    21 : Owns a charity for underprivileged children in Africa called Konfidence Foundation
    22 : Akon owns a diamond mine in South Africa
    23 : Akon's solo debut album, Trouble was released on June 29, 2004
    24 : It spawned the singles "Locked Up"
    25 : The song reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in Australia, the UK and Germany
    26 : The inspiration for his debut single allegedly came from his three-year stint in prison for ‘grand theft auto’
    27 : Akon's second album, Konvicted was released on November 14, 2006
    28 : This included collaborations with Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Styles P
    29 : After only six weeks, Konvicted sold more than one million records in the U.S. and more than 1.3 million worldwide
    30 : The first single "Smack That" featuring Eminem was released in August 2006 
    31 : peaked at number two on the Billboard  Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks
    32 : I Wanna Love You, (featuring Snoop Dogg) was the second single released in September
    33 :  In January 2007, a third single "Don't Matter" earned him his first solo number one 
    34 :  "Sorry, Blame It on Me" was the album's fifth single, debuted in August 2007
    35 : On October 5, 2006, Akon broke a record on the Hot 100, as he achieved the largest climb in the chart's 48-year-history with "Smack That" jumping from number 95 to 
    36 : Akon released his new album Freedom on December 2
    37 : In February 2007, Akon launched his clothing line, Konvict Clothing
    38 : The craze and demand is on a Rising spree for this Senegal artist
    39 : By: DHEERA LIKHI

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