Akon

Active - 2006 - 2016  |   Born - Oct 14, 1981 in St. Louis, MO  |   Genres - Culture & Society [nf]

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  • His parents made sure he and his siblings were all born United States citizens, but he was raised in Dakar, Senegal.
  • Met Wyclef Jean of the Fugees while working at a Jersey City barber shop during high school; appeared on the Fugees' 1996 album The Score.
  • Served three years in prison for car theft.
  • Released debut album, Trouble, in 2004.
  • Founded the Konfidence Foundation, which works to improve the lives of children in Senegal.
  • Has two clothing lines (Alianune and Konvict Clothing), his own production company (Konvict Muzik) and a record label (Kon Live Records).