Akon’s made quite a name for himself, and he’s completely transformed the music industry. If you’re interested in finding out more about this legend, just read on down below.
He had a difficult childhood. He could never really get along with his peers, and by the time he started high school, his family moved to Atlanta and left Akon and his brother in Jersey City.
In his youth, he spent three years in jail, and he used those years to perfect his music skills. He came from a musical family, his mother being a dancer and his father a percussionist, so music was easy for him. He was well-versed in drums, guitar, and djembe, and as soon as he left prison, he started working on writing and recording.
In 2004, Akon released his debut album Trouble to critical acclaim. With songs such as Locked Up, Lonely, Belly Dancer, and Ghetto, he quickly started garnering thousands of fans around the globe.
By the time he started working on his second album Konvicted, he was already a well-known R&B artist, and many others wanted to collaborate with him. Akon’s second album featured appearances from the likes of Eminem, Styles P., and Snoop Dogg, and throughout his career, he’s gotten a chance to work with many others.
To date, he’s released five studio albums, and he’s got one more in the making.
Akon Relationships: Who Has He Dated?
Akon’s a charmer, and he’s had many celebrity relationships, take a look.
Michaela Schaffrath (2005-2006)
Rachel Ritfield (2007-2008)
Susan Owori (2008)
Cassie Griffin (2009-2010)
Nicole Bahls (2010-2011)
Amber Rose (2017)
Celina Powell (2018)
In the News
Akon made headlines when he admitted to practicing polygamy a few years back. He has yet to confirm how many wives he has.
Akon’s shown some interest in politics throughout his music career, but never before has he been so bold. He recently stated that he was on the verge of being Donald Trump’s rival for the 2020 election, and admitted that running for President is something he would like to do before he retires.
Would you vote for President Akon?
Stay tuned to The Shade Room to find out more about Akon.