Singer-Songwriter, Producer

Born: 1973 April 16
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
College: Clark Atlanta University
Sun Sign: Aries

Akon is a Senegalese-American vocalist, known for his R&B-style vocals, which are featured in his own hit songs as well as collaborations with hip-hop artists. He started with making home recordings and in 2003, Akon finally signed a record deal of his own. In 2004, he released his debut album ‘Trouble’ and the album was a huge success and produced multiple hit singles which he instantly got international attention. He has released several hit albums that combine his R&B-style vocals with hip-hop beats, and he has collaborated with many other musicians, including Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson. He also received several awards for his hit albums that combine the hip-hop beats with his unique R&B-style vocals.