- Hip Hop/ RnB
American-Senegalese rapper, real name Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam.
His debut-album reached number 1 in the UK and spawned the chart-topping Lonely. Follow-up albums include the US no.2 Konvicted featuring his collaboration with Eminem, "Smack That".
Akon also runs the record label, Konvict Muzik, established in 2004.