Alioune Badara Akon Thiam, Born April 16, 1977 in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, referred to just as Akon, is a Senegalese-American R&B vocalist musician, record maker, specialist, and donor.
He rose to noticeable quality in 2004 after the arrival of the singles “Bolted Up” and “Desolate”, from his introduction collection “Inconvenience”. His subsequent collection, “Konvicted”, earned him a Grammy Award selection for the single Smack That including Eminem. His most recent collection, “Opportunity”, was discharged in 2008. Akon frequently sings snares for different specialists and is as of now licensed with more than 200 visitor appearances and 32 Billboard Hot 100 tunes.
He is the principal solo craftsman to achieve the accomplishment of holding both the main and two spots all the while on the Billboard Hot 100 outlines twice. He has likewise established two record names, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution and has a garments name, Konvict garments
Akon is a Muslim and has numerous philanthropies of his own.
Akon’s dad is the Senagalese drummer Mor Thiam.