Akon

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Born: 04/15/1973 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Black November 2015 (Movie)

Opuwei (Actor)

The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

American Heist 2013 (Movie)

Sugar (Actor)

Hit the Floor 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Behind the Music 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2012 Miss USA Pageant 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

United Negro College Fund: An Evening of Stars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Free Radio 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Control Room Presents 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dance on Sunset 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Rags to Riches 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

What Perez Sez 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Europe Music Video Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

American Top 40 Live 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Vibe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (15)

American Heist 2013 (Movie)

("On Some Bullshit") (Song Performer)

American Heist 2013 (Movie)

("On Some Bullshit") (Song)

American Heist 2013 (Movie)

Original Music Tracks (Original Music)

Ra.One 2011 (Movie)

("Chamak Challo") (Song Performer)

Fired Up! 2009 (Movie)

("Bananza (Belly Dancer)") (Song Performer)

Jennifer's Body 2009 (Movie)

("I Wanna Love You") (Song Performer)

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

World Music Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Make it Happen 2007 (Movie)

("Just Dance") (Song)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

("Never Gonna Get It") (Song Performer)

The Shaggy Dog 2006 (Movie)

("Big Dog") (Song Performer)

The Shaggy Dog 2006 (Movie)

("Big Dog") (Song)

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

("Locked Up") (Song)

The Honeymooners 2005 (Movie)

("Baby, I'm Back") (Song Performer)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Performer
Producer (1)

American Heist 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Milestones

2012

Made his big screen acting debut in the film "Black November."

2006

Produced the Gwen Stefani album The Sweet Escape.

2004

Made his album debut with Trouble.

Bonus Trivia

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Spent most of his childhood moving back and forth between New Jersey and Senegal. When he reached high school age, he remained in New Jersey with his brother while his parents moved to Atlanta, Georgia.

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In 2007, he became the first artist to ever hold the top two spots on Billboard's Hot 100 list twice. The first instance was in 2006, when his songs "I Wanna Love You" and "Smack That" ranked at the first and second place spots respectively. The second instance was the very next year, when "Don't Matter" and "The Sweet Escape" ranked first and second respectively.

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Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the worldwide top selling artist for master ringtones.

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Sang the hook on The Lonely Island's single "I Just Had Sex" and appeared in its video, which premiered as a Digital Short on "Saturday Night Live."

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