Akon - The Singer

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Akon - The Singer

 

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Hello Friends, I hope you are doing fine. Today, I have come up with my another new blog with the title of Akon - The Singer.  Friends, American born Akon is widely recognized as a Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer and for his different Business Ventures. He is a wonderful performer because he, in a short span of time, has won many accolades and awards because of his talent in music, his attracting voice and singing.  He is a multiple Grammy Awards Nominated as well as American Music AwardWorld Music AwardsBET Hip Hop Awards and Teen Choice Award winning singer and songwriter who has distinction in Pop Music, Hip Hop Music, Soul Music and R&B Music genres. He has won many other National and International awards.  So many people out there in the world are not aware of him as much but he has been there on the Music Charts for more than 10 years and has been giving number one songs on International Music Charts.  He originally belongs to a poor African nation Senegal but showed strong determination and talent to prove his worth.  Akon was born on April 16, 1973 in Missouri, the United States of America.  His parents were fond of music as his mother was a dancer and his father was a famous jazz percussionist.  Therefore, Akon started taking interest in music at an early age. He has undoubtedly validated the fact that if you work hard with the combination of talent then nobody can stop you from achieving your dreams. He has rocked the Music World with his sheer talent and ability to produce great music. He has a sweet and melodious voice and those qualities have made him a renowned personality in the world of music. He has been successful throughout his music career and has sold many millions of his records across the globe in more than 20 years of his music career.  In this Blog, I shall discuss his music career, his famous studio albums, his efforts in the music world and the life after the stardom he has attained.  

 

 

Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that's what separates the legends from the regular artists. It's all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.

Quote By:  Akon

 

 

♣     Studio Album - Trouble

 

 

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Having made a lot of efforts for his first record deal and successfully managing to impress UpFront Records, Akon released his debut international studio album with the title of Trouble in June 2004 under the banners of UpFront Records, SRC Records and Universal Music Group. This first studio album proved to be a great success and paved the way for Akon in his music career.  Akon's attempts and efforts for his recognition had brought fruits plus his talent helped him a great deal and release of this album cemented his recognition as a Singer & Songwriter throughout the world.  This album received favorable reviews from music critics and was liked by music fans all over the world.  This album had 11 tracks and was based on R&B MusicSoul Music and Pop Music Genres.  For this album, Akon worked under the collaboration of experienced Music Producers and Directors such as Knobody and Disco D.  The album was declared to be a Commercially Hit album as it debuted within top 20 spots on the US Billboard 200 and managed to become number one album in the United Kingdom as well as showing good progress on Music Charts in many other countries. This album managed to sell more than 2 Million copies worldwide. In order to promote this album, Akon went on to release five singles from this album and all managed to reach within high spots on the US Billboard Hot 100.  His first released single Locked Up showed impressive performance on the Music Charts.  Other released singles GhettoBelly Dancer (Bananza) and Lonely (video below) also managed to show good performance on the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as on other international music charts. 

 

 

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For this album, Akon received a lot of awards and certifications. Some of the highlights of Akon's awards, accreditations and acclaims for this album are as under:  
   

♦     Winner of ECHO Awards in the categories of National / International Hit of the Year and International Hip-Hop / R&B Artist.    

♦     Certified as Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).     

♦     Certified as Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).   

♦     Certified as Gold by the Music Canada for the album's high selling.
 

 

 

♣     Studio Album - Konvicted

 

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Akon released his second international studio album with the title of Konvicted in November 2006 under the banners of Konvict Kartel, UpFront Records, SRC Records and Universal Motown. This album was released as a follow-up to his previous debut album with the title of Trouble which was released in June 2004 and was also a success on the Music Charts. This second album proved to be a Grammy Award nominated album and was a big milestone in the career of Akon because it gave him worldwide fame and popularity on international level of music. This album received favorable reviews from music critics and was liked by music fans all over the world. This album had 12 tracks and was based on Pop Music, R&B Music and Hip Hop Music Genres. For this album, Akon again worked under the collaboration of experienced Music Producers, Directors and Co-stars such as Giorgio Tuinfort, EminemSnoop Dogg and Troo.L.S. The album was declared to be a Commercially Hit album as it debuted on number two on the US Billboard 200 and managed to sell more than a big number of 5 Million copies worldwide.  After release of this album, Akon became Billboard’s Top Artist of 2007 as well as becoming number two Hot 100 Producer of the Year and number two Hot 100 Songwriter of the year.  In order to promote this album, Akon went on to release six singles and all managed to reach high positions on the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as reaching high rating on international music charts.  His released singles Smack That, I Wanna Love You, Don't Matter, Mama Africa and Sorry, Blame It on Me impress a large number of music fans across the globe and got worldwide appreciation.  For this album as well, Akon received a lot of awards and certifications. Some of the highlights of Akon's awards, accreditations and acclaims for this album are as under:  
    
  

♦     Nomination for Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary R&B Album.

♦     Winner of Ozone Award in the category of Best R&B Album.    

♦     Winner of ASCAP Award for the album's song Smack That in the category of Most Performed Songs

♦     Certified as triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).      

♦     Certified as double Platinum by the Music Canada.   

♦     Certified as triple Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
 

 

 

♣     Studio Album - Freedom

 

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Akon released his third and the latest international studio album with the title of Freedom in December 2008 under the banners of Konvict Kartel, UpFront Records, SRC Records and Universal Motown. This album was released as a follow-up to his previous album with the title of Konvicted which was released in November 2006 and was a success on the Music Charts. This latest album proved to be another successful album and was another milestone in the career of Akon because it solidified his worldwide fame and popularity on international level of music. This album received favorable reviews from music critics and was liked by music fans all over the world. This album had 13 tracks and was based on Pop Music, R&B Music and Dance Pop Music Genres. For this album, Akon again worked under the collaboration of experienced Music Producers, Directors and Co-Stars such as Grammy Award winning RedOne and T-Pain.  This album was declared to be a Commercially Hit album as it debuted on number seven on the US Billboard 200 and managed to sell more than 1 Million copies worldwide. In order to promote this album, Akon went on to release four singles and all managed to reach good positions on the US Billboard Hot 100.  Especially his single Right Now (Na Na Na) managed to reach within top 10 spot.  His other singles I'm So Paid, Beautiful and We Don't Care also managed to show good performance on the Music Charts in many other countries on international level as well as attaining worldwide appreciation and love from music fans across the globe.  For this album as well, Akon received a lot of awards and certifications. Some of the highlights of Akon's awards, accreditations and acclaims for this album are as under:  
    
  

♦     Nomination for Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary R&B Album.

♦     Nomination for Urban Music Awards in the categories of Best Album 2009 (USA) and Best Album 2009 (UK).

♦     Winner of ASCAP Award for the album's song Right Now Na Na in the category of Most Performed Songs. 

♦     Certified as Platinum by the Music Canada.   

♦     Certified as Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI)

 

 

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Apart from album sales, Akon has sold millions of his released singles. He is more known and famous for releasing singles in collaboration with other famous and talented artists.  Akon also contributed as guest vocals to a large number of commercially successful singles throughout his music career.  He has worked with renowned singers such as Gwen Stefani in the song The Sweet Escape, with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony in the song I Tried, with T-Pain in the song Bartender and with Wyclef Jean in the song Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill).  He has also been giving stand-alone songs such as So Blue (video below).  All of these songs showed very good performance by selling in high numbers and by managing to reach good positions on the Music Charts of Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom as well as in many other countries.  

 

 

 

Video Credit:  AkonVEVO  via  youtube.com 

 

 

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♣     Some Important Links
   

♦     www.akon.com

♦      shop.akon.com

♦     en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akon 

♦      twitter.com/Akon

♦     www.instagram.com/akon

♦      akonlightingafrica.com

 

 

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♣     Conclusion

 

Akon is a famous young personality in the International Music World and is loved by millions of his fans across the globe. He is among latest music sensations and an addition as a beautiful voice with a mesmerizing vocal quality and delivery. He is an internationally recognized Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Performer. Like many other new-comers, he also started with a modest beginning and showed extreme determination and enthusiasm to reach the level of liking that he enjoys today. He has this amazing ability to attract young music lovers around the world by showing emotions and feelings plus advanced music in his songs which touches the hearts of his fans. Besides, he is also a successful Business Entrepreneur and has started a project Akon Lighting Africa which started its operations in 2014 and helps poor nations in Africa by providing electricity in 15 countries of the Continent. He is also an active Philanthropist and Social Worker as he is associated with many charity organizations and loves to contribute in fund raising for noble causes to serve humanity.  Akon is of course a role-model for many young singers and musicians around the world who have passion for music and humanity just like him.

 

 

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This Blog was written by Rafaquat Noman (a Resident of Saudi Arabia and a Traveler) for bitlanders. This is the author's original work, therefore, please do not plagiarize. If you wish to join bitlanders.com, Click Here.  To read more Blogs about famous Singers and Performers, Click Here.   
  

 

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