akon, , , , , , , , , " />

Book – Akon – Artist Management

Family Productions Booking Agency –  Akon Booking Agent

 


Akon Biography:

Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), known as Akon , is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.

He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”.

 

He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Akon has had four songs certified as 3x platinum, three songs certified as 2x platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1x platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the # 1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.

 

Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Gwen Stefani and many more artists. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Leona Lewis and T-Pain.

Book Akon
Akon was born in St. Louis, and spent much of his childhood in the West African country Senegal, which he describes as his “hometown”. The child of a dancer mother and a percussionist father, Mor Thiam, Akon learned to play five instruments, including drums, guitar and djembe. At age 7, he moved with his family to Union City, New Jersey, splitting his time between the United States and Senegal until settling in Newark, New Jersey. Growing up in New Jersey, Akon had difficulties getting along with other children. When he and his older brother reached high school, his parents left them on their own in Jersey City and moved the rest of the family to Atlanta, Georgia.

Akon has stated in interviews that his full name is Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam and that as a Muslim, he has never drunk alcohol or smoked although there is some ambiguity and debate about Akon’s legal name and birth date. Akon is usually credited as Aliaune Thiam. In addition to the longer form, Akon’s full name has been reported both as Aliaune Badara Thiam and Alioune Badara Thiam and the former was used on an official document issues against the rapper by the county of Dutchess, New York.

In regards to his birth date, Akon is very protective of it, which is the reason many media outlets have reported incorrect dates. However, legal documents released by The Smoking Gun list Akon’s name as Aliaune Damala Thiam and his date of birth as April 16, 1973.

Projects with other artists

    • In 2006, Akon started his new record label Kon Live Distribution under Interscope Records. His first signed artist was Ray Lavender.
    • He was featured on Gwen Stefani‘s latest album, The Sweet Escape. He made an appearance on the title track and second single, “The Sweet Escape.” Akon produced the song. On December 10, 2006, Akon and Stefani appeared as musical guests on Saturday Night Live, however they did not perform the song as Stefani had not yet learned the lyrics. He performed the song live, however, on American Idol on March 28, 2007 due to Gwen Stefani‘s appearance as a coach the night before. “The Sweet Escape” has reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
    • Akon collaborated with Chamillionaire on his mixtape, Mixtape Messiah 2, featuring on the track “Ridin’ Overseas” which he also produced. The mixtape was available for download on Chamillionaire’s website from December 24, 2006.
    • In 2006, after their 2005 Akon-produced single, “Soul Survivor,” the duo said that there is a lot more to expect from them in the future. The pair announced there are currently plans for a collaborative album.[35][36]
    • Akon also appeared on Bone Thugs-n-Harmony‘s album Strength and Loyalty and Three 6 Mafia‘s eighth studio album, Last 2 Walk, We The Best by DJ Khaled, Fabolous‘s album, From Nothin’ to Somethin’, with 50 Cent on some tracks for Curtis,[37] T.I.‘s 5th album, T.I. vs. T.I.P.,[38] Mario‘s third solo album Go!,[39] and produced with Daddy Yankee” in the song called “Bring It On” on the album called El Cartel: The Big Boss which was released on June 5, 2007.[40]
    • On July 7, 2007 Akon performed at the American leg of Live Earth.
    • In November 2007, Akon recorded a remix of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” with Michael Jackson. In February 2008, the remix was released on the 25th anniversary rerelease of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Akon produced the track entitled “Echo” on Latin Boy band Menudo‘s latest album, released in the spring of 2008.
    • ‘Konvict Music’ would be responsible for the re-release of Kat Deluna’s debut album 9 Lives (album) which would feature Akon on the single “Am I Dreaming.”
    • He was also in a song with Aventura ft. Akon and Wisin Y Yandel called “All up 2 you”.
    • In July 2008 a song called “Hold My Hand” circulated the internet. The song is an R&B duet/collaboration between Michael Jackson and Akon, composed by Claude Kelly. There also exists another version featuring only Akon. There is also no official mention of the recording on either artists’ websites although Akon has spoken about the track on various other websites. It was not included in the track list for Freedom as Akon previously stated. During an interview with Tavis Smiley, Akon said that Jackson had planned on a high-profile release including a music video until the track had leaked. This is Jackson’s last known song before he died on June 25, 2009. In late July of that year a Tribute song by Akon known as “Cry Out Of Joy” was leaked onto the internet.
    • Akon was also the executive producer of Kardinal Offishall’s fourth solo album Not 4 Sale, released September 9, 2008. The promo single “Graveyard Shift” features Akon as does the first single “Dangerous“, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and won the award for Single of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards.
    • Akon co-wrote and recorded “Put It on My Tab” with New Kids on the Block for their 2008 reunion album The Block.[41]
    • Akon co-wrote and produced Leona Lewis‘ hit record Forgive Me, off her debut album Spirit.
    • He is currently working with X Factor 2008 winner Alexandra Burke on her upcoming debut album.

Akon Bookig Agent

Entertainment Request Form

Family Production Agency

Artist Roster 2009, Artists Booking, Comedians Booking,DJ Booking,EUROPEAN BOOKING FRANCE, GERMANY, BELGIQUE, HIP HOP Booking,POP Booking, R&B Booking, REGGAETON Booking, ROCK Booking SPECIAL EVENTS Booking, Booking Agency, Artist booking agency,California, Nevada, Texas, New York, Mexico, Canada, International.