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Alioune Badara Akon Thiam, Born April 16, 1977 in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, known simply as Akon, is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of the singles "Locked Up" and "Lonely", from his debut album "Trouble". His second album, "Konvicted", earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single Smack That featuring Eminem. Check our available Akon concert ticket inventory and get your tickets here at ConcertBank now. Sign up for an email alert to be notified the moment we have tickets!

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5.0 (based on 9 reviews)

I've secretly wanted to own an Akon album since I heard one of his first songs, Locked Up, which is actually still his best. I've got a soft spot for that weird nasal robot voice on the hook. Unfortunately, the album I now own is this one and, several zillion-dollar albums and 155(!) guest appearances later, he's pretty much left the R'n'B and hip-hop world for that of cheesy dance pop. In some places here he out-Britneys Britney...
"If you wanna be free/With plenty money/Put your hands up," Akon sings on Freedom, his third CD. But before you hoist those mitts, you might want to listen to the rest of the disc: Akon's philosophy of liberty also includes the freedomto reuse nearly identical hooks for 13 songs straight. Thatapproach may bringhim plenty money, but it yields only a fewlegitimately fun tracks,buried beneath a pile of boring retreads.
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If we're talking Marmite popstars, Akon is probably at the top of the pile. If you can stand his slightly squawky voice then you're in luck. But if not, songs like Smack That probably have you reaching for the fast forward button. One thing's for certain, though: the absolute quality of his songwriting and production, with the 'Konvict' sound stamping hits like Darkchild did back in the 1990s...
Akon has a tear in his voice. That tear ? a subtle wail ? makes the Senegal-raised artist hard to classify: Half-rapping, half-singing about girls and guns, he sounds more mournful than your average gangsta rapper and too existential to be an R&B Casanova. That tear is also, on this compelling sophomore set, an enormously winning trademark...
Loads of hits on his love album, but they're so similar in sound and structure they don't add up to anything bigger ("Right Now [Na Na Na]," "Keep You Much Longer").
Akon has had some life. Going from rapper, to talented song-writer, to Lauryn Hill's boyfriend, to jail, to releasing smash hit records, to a gazillion guest appearances... It is a wonder that he still has the passion to knock out hits, both for himself and for others...
Akon is straight outta Senegal. Born and raised in this small African nation (estimated population of 10 million) until he was 7 years old, this future hip-hop artist professes on his website that he actually didn't much care for rap when he first arrived in the United States. "I thought it was rubbish because I didn't understand the concept of people talking over music," says Akon...
A man with an eye for an opportunity, Akon has lent his plaintive vocals to songs by everyone from Gwen Stefani to Michael Jackson, selling 8m of his own two albums along the way. Freedom preserves the populist catchiness of its predecessors, Trouble and Konvicted, but while they addressed his former hard-knock life and reaction to fame, this one is almost entirely dedicated to his ladyfriends...
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