Akon Bio - Akon Pictures
|Akon was born Aliaune Damala
Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam on October 14, 1981 in
St. Louis, Missouri. He's originally from Dakar, Senegal,
Africa. Akon grew up in Senegal as a Muslim. When he became older
his family moved to New Jersey where he discovered hip hop for the first
time, as well as the crime's going on in the streets. His First song at
the age of 15 was called "Operations Of Nature". As a late
teen he was convicted and put in prison. He took that time to work on
his music. Upon release, Akon began writing and recording tracks in his
home studio. The tapes found their way to SRC/Universal, which released
Akon's debut LP Trouble June 2004.
||On the week of October 5,
2006, Akon broke a record on the Hot 100, as Akon achieved the largest
climb in the chart's 48-year-history with "Smack That"
featuring Eminem, which rocketed from 95-7. Akon is also planning
to work on a full-length movie about his life.