He rose to prominence in following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble. With a unique loyalty program, the Hungama rewards you for predefined action on our platform. Accumulated coins can be redeemed to, Hungama subscriptions. You need to be a registered user to enjoy the benefits of Rewards Program. You are not authorised arena user. Please subscribe to Arena to play this content. Why Mobile Number?
Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam born April 16, , known mononymously as Akon, is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor from New Jersey. He rose to prominence in following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble , followed by the second single "Lonely. Sign in or Register. Akon Born 16 April Performances 2. Last Played on BBC. Find events near you. Official Links. Read more at Wikipedia.
In those five minutes, I felt like she was so special. And those five minutes turned into a few sessions. The opening [synths] are like a guitar chord…. And every artist got scared of her and asked me to not bring her again. AKON: I [was struck by] her in general. When I see a star, I just know it. From the moment she walked in [for our first meeting], her appearance and her attitude felt brand new and fresh. She was so fearless. When I [had discussions with] Jimmy Iovine, from that moment everything ignited.
Senegalese-American singer Akon says young music artists should avoid looking for lucrative record deals and instead focus on building their careers independently. Artists have increasingly gone down the route of launching their careers through unorthodox methods like releasing a mixtape online to gain traction for their music. Chance the Rapper is one artist in America that managed to do exactly that, while Stormzy in the U. According to Akon, that might be the way to go for other emerging musicians, though he says he himself was "super lucky" because he "actually went through the system" to learn the music business. He says he spent a great deal of his childhood in Senegal, and more recently has set up a few initiatives aimed at addressing poverty in Africa.