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Akon, born Aliaune Thiam, grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Mor 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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Ra.One Music Department
(2011)
The Karate Kid Soundtrack
(2010)
Jennifer's Body Soundtrack
(2009)
G-Force Soundtrack
(2009)

Filmography

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 2020 Maffio & Nicky Jam & Akon: Uchi Wala (Music Video)
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 2020 The American King
Sebastian
 2019 Chacal, Akon - Billin $ Billin (Short)
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 2019 Akon Feat. Becky G: Como no (Music Video)
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 2019 Akon Feat. Anuel AA: Get Money (Music Video)
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 2018 Akon au Majestic (Video short)
 2018 Eskiya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz (TV Series)
Guest star
- 108. Bolum (2018) ... Guest star
 2018 Ozuna Feat. Akon: Coméntale (Music Video)
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 2017 Bob Sinclar Feat. Akon: Til the Sun Rise Up (Music Video)
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 2016 Road to Redemption
Chief Davou (rumored)
 2016 Joey Montana Ft. Akon, Mohombi: Picky (Remix) (Music Video)
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 2016 Robin Schulz Feat. Akon: Heatwave (Music Video)
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 2015/I Tooken
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 2014 American Heist
Sugar
 2013 Wiz Khalifa Feat. Akon: Let It Go (Music Video)
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 2013 Akon: So Blue (Music Video)
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 2013 David Guetta Feat. Ne-Yo & Akon: Play Hard (Music Video)
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 2012 Wonder Girls Feat. Akon: Like Money (Music Video)
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 2012 Black November
Opuwei
 2012 Akon Feat. French Montana: Hurt Somebody (Music Video)
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 2011 Flo Rida feat. Akon: Who Dat Girl (Music Video)
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 2010 Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon: Kush (Music Video)
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 2010 Michael Jackson Feat. Akon: Hold My Hand (Music Video)
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 2010 Mohombi Feat. Akon: Dirty Situation (Music Video)
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 2010 Nelly Feat. T-Pain & Akon: Move That Body (Music Video)
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 2010 Love, Kills xx (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (2010)
 2010 Kat DeLuna Feat. Akon: Push Push (Music Video)
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 2010 Artists for Haiti: We Are the World 25 for Haiti (Music Video)
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 2010 Akon Feat. Keri Hilson: Oh Africa (Music Video)
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 2009 Shaggy feat. Akon: What's Love (Music Video)
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 2009 Pitbull Feat. Akon: Shut It Down (Music Video)
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 2009 David Guetta Feat. Akon: Sexy Bitch (Music Video)
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 2009 Akon: We Don't Care (Music Video)
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 2009 Lionel Richie Feat. Akon: Just Go (Music Video)
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 2008 Kardinal Offishall Feat. Akon: Dangerous (Music Video)
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 2008 Nelly, Ashanti & Akon: Body on Me (Music Video)
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 2008 Akon: Right Now - Na Na Na (Music Video)
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 2008 Lady Gaga Feat. Colby O'Donis: Just Dance (Music Video)
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 2008 Akon Feat. T-Pain: I Can't Wait (Music Video)
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 2007 50 Cent Feat. Akon: I'll Still Kill (Music Video)
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 2007 Akon: Sorry, Blame It on Me (Music Video)
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 2007 Akon: Don't Matter (Music Video)
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 2006 Akon Feat. Snoop Dogg: I Wanna Love You (Music Video)
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 2006 Akon Feat. Eminem: Smack That (Music Video)
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 2006 Obie Trice Feat. Akon: Snitch (Music Video)
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 2006 Akon Feat. Ali B & Yes R: Ghetto, Remix (Music Video)
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 2005 Akon: Pot of Gold (Music Video)
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 2005 Akon: Belly Dancer - Bananza (Music Video)
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 2005 Akon: Lonely (Music Video)
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 2004 Akon Feat Styles P: Locked Up (Music Video)
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 2004 Various Artists: Wake Up Everybody (Video short)
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 2004 Akon: Ghetto (Music Video)
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 1996 Akon: Operations of Nature (Music Video)
Akon (as A-Kon)
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Show Show Composer (33 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (99 credits)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (119 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for Pitbull: "Shut It Down" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Cameo | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

A-Kon | Akon Thiam | Aliaune Thiam

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 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 »

Nickname:

Kon Man

Star Sign:

Aries

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