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Akon


Akon, born Aliaune Thiam, grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Momar Thiam) eventually settled in the USA, in the state of New Jersey. There he discovered hip-hop and R&B music as well as crime. He was eventually jailed, but he used the time to work on his musical ideas. Upon release, Akon began ... See full bio »

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  Jessica & Krystal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (producer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Summer Holiday (2014) ... (performer: "Freedom") / (producer: "Freedom") / (writer: "Freedom")
  That Music Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) ... (performer: "Lonely" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lonely" - uncredited)
  The Great Australian Bake Off (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Cakes (2013) ... (performer: "The Sweet Escape" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Sweet Escape" - uncredited)
 2013 2013 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Play Hard")
 2013 Lovestruck: The Musical (TV Movie) (writer: "Just Dance")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #21.115 (2013) ... (performer: "Let It Go" - uncredited) / (writer: "Let It Go" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.85 (2012) ... (writer: "Thank You" - uncredited)
 2013 Mulheres Ricas (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (2013) ... (performer: "Dangerous" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.1 (2013) ... (performer: "Sexy Bitch" - uncredited)
 2012 Covert Affairs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- This Is Not America (2012) ... (performer: "One Day" - uncredited)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2012)
- Performance Show: Week Nine (2012) ... ("Bananza (Belly Dancer)") / (writer: "Bananza (Belly Dancer)")
- Round Ten: Final Results (2009) ... (writer: "Just Dance", "Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (uncredited))
- Round Two (2009) ... ("Bananza (Belly Dancer)", uncredited)
 2011 Dance Central 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Sexy Chick")
 2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 October 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Beautiful" - uncredited)
 2011 Showboaters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (writer: "Just Dance" - uncredited)
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (performer: "Last Man Standing")
 2011 A Current Affair (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Gaga Affair (2011) ... (writer: "Just Dance" - uncredited)
 2011 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Fight (2011) ... (performer: "Who Dat Girl")
 2011 Music Nuggets (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 February 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Hold My Hand")
 2011 My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Place Like Home (2011) ... (writer: "Just Dance" - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Jeff Bridges/Eminem and Lil Wayne (2010) ... (performer: "I Just Had Sex" - uncredited)
- Annette Bening/Gwen Stefani/Akon (2006) ... (performer: "I Wanna Love You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Wanna Love You" - uncredited)
 2010 A View of Love (performer: "Belly Dancer (Bonanza)") / (writer: "Belly Dancer (Bonanza)")
 2010/II Dance Paradise (Video Game) (as A. Thiam, "Bananza (Belly Dancer)") / (performer: "Bananza (Belly Dancer)")
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.40 (2010) ... (writer: "Move That Body")
 2010 Je pourrais être votre grand-mère (Short) (performer: "Sexy Bitch")
 2010 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.7 (2010) ... (writer: "Just Dance" - uncredited)
 2010 Warehouse 13 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Age Before Beauty (2010) ... (performer: "Sexy Bitch")
 2010 The Karate Kid (performer: "Baby I'm Back") / (writer: "Baby I'm Back" - as Aliaune Thiam)
 2009-2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.120 (2010) ... (writer: "Just Dance")
- Episode #1.114 (2010) ... (writer: "Just Dance")
- Episode #1.93 (2010) ... (writer: "Just Dance")
- Episode #1.49 (2009) ... (writer: "Just Dance")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #5.10 (2010) ... (performer: "The Sweet Escape") / (writer: "The Sweet Escape", "Just Dance")
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Three Words (2010) ... (performer: "Sexy Bitch" - uncredited)
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holiday (2009) ... (writer: "Just Dance")
 2009 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) ("Beautiful", "Just Dance") / (performer: "Beautiful")
 2009 Melrose Place (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Canon (2009) ... ("Sexy Bitch", uncredited)
  So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Top 8 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Sexy Chick" (aka "Sexy Bitch")) / (writer: "Sexy Chick" (aka "Sexy Bitch"))
- Top 20 (2008) ... (performer: "Dangerous") / (writer: "Dangerous")
 2009 Jennifer's Body (performer: "I Wanna Love You") / (writer: "I Wanna Love You" - as Aliaune Thiam)
 2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (Video) (writer: "Just Dance")
 2009 G-Force (writer: "Just Dance (HCCR's Bambossa Main Mix)" - as Aliaune Thiam)
 2009 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Audition Show #1 (2009) ... (writer: "Just Dance" - uncredited)
 2009 The Hills (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hi Lauren, it's Spencer... (2009) ... (performer: "Right Now (Na, Na)")
 2009 The Inbetweeners (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Will's Birthday (2009) ... (writer: "Just Dance")
 2009 Fired Up! (performer: "Bananza (Belly Dancer)") / (writer: "Bananza (Belly Dancer)" - as Aliaune Thiam)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) (performer: "Dangerous (Remix)") / (writer: "Dangerous (Remix)" - as Aliaune Thiam)
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (performer: "Stuck With Each Other")
 2008 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 (Video Game) ("The Sweet Escape")
 2008 Later with Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #33.7 (2008) ... (performer: "Right Now (Na, Na, Na)", "Birthmark")
 2008 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- We're Not in Kansas Anymore (2008) ... (performer: "What You Got" - uncredited)
  The Real Hustle (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #5.3 (2008) ... (performer: "The Sweet Escape" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Sweet Escape" - uncredited)
 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets (performer: "Hypnotized") / (writer: "Hypnotized" - as Aliaune Thiam)
 2007 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2007) ... ("Don't Matter", uncredited)
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2007) ... (writer: "The Sweet Escape")
 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog (Video Game) ("Sweet Dream 06 AKON Mix") / (arranger: "Sweet Sweet Sweet 06 (Akon Mix)", "Sweet Dream 06 AKON Mix")
 2006 Take the Lead (performer: "Never Gonna Get It") / (writer: "Never Gonna Get It" - as Aliaune Thiam)
 2006 The Shaggy Dog (performer: "Big Dog" (2006)) / (producer: "Big Dog" (2006) - as Aliaune "Akon" Thiam) / (writer: "Big Dog" (2006) - as Aliaune "Akon" Thiam)
 2005 Bones (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Man in the Wall (2005) ... (performer: "Soul Survivor" - uncredited)
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Maserati Does 185 (2005) ... ("Showout", uncredited)
 2005 The Honeymooners (as Aliaune Thiam, "Baby, I'm Back") / (performer: "Baby, I'm Back")
 2005 Coach Carter (performer: "Locked Up") / (writer: "Locked Up")
 2004 The Wire (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Middle Ground (2004) ... ("Locked Up")
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for Plies: "Hypnotized" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Aliaune Thiam

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Talking about Britney Spears comeback concert performance]: That could have been better. She needed to focus more. She looked nervous and I think the pressure got to her.

Trivia:

He is also known for his reggae music. "Ghetto" is one of his popular songs. "Mama Africa" is created in 2007. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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