Akon News & Features

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Become an Overnight Star in “ExploreTalent Idol” Contest

Hollywood, CA -- ExploreTalent.com has announced the kickoff of its new ExploreTalent Idol contest, in which up-and-coming hip-hop, rap, or R&B talents across the nation will submit music videos and mp3s in hopes of becoming... Read More
Posted 5 years ago
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Akon Gives Fans a Look Behind the Scenes of “Freedom” [Video]

New York, NY -- In a new video, Akon offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his recently-released third album, Freedom. The video finds the Konvikt Muzik megastar recording a vocal track for T-Pain, who wasn't able... Read More
Posted 6 years ago
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Play N Skillz Battle Akon on the Hardwood [Video]

Dallas, TX (at Maximedia Recording Studios) -- In a new video, production duo Play-N-Skillz take some time out of their busy schedule to shoot some hoops with Konvict Muzik megastar Akon. Though the battle was hard-fought on... Read More
Posted 6 years ago
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Busta Talks Smack In Studio With Diddy; Battles T-Pain and Akon [Video]

New York, NY -- A newly-released video gives fans a peek at a heated telephone conversation between Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Akon and T-Pain. Busta and Diddy, in the studio recording a remix to B.O.M.B. lead single "Arab Money,"... Read More
Posted 6 years ago
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Akon Reveals “Freedom” Album Cover, Delays Album to December 2 Release

New York, NY -- Multi-platinum recording star Akon has released the cover art for his forthcoming third album, Freedom, the follow up to 2006's Konvicted. Though singles "I'm So Paid," (featuring Lil' Wayne) and "Right Now,"... Read More
Posted 6 years ago
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Kardinal Offishall Throws Not 4 Sale Listening Party [Exclusive Coverage]

Article By: Erica L. New York, NY -- Kardinal Offishall is Toronto’s most successful crossover rapper on the US mainstream circuit. For the release of his fourth LP, Not 4 Sale, he called upon some of the biggest... Read More
Posted 6 years ago
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DJ Felli Feli Shoots Video for “Get Buck In Here”

New York, NY -- DJ Felli Fel recently shot a video with Akon, Diddy, Lil' Jon and Ludacris for his current single, "Get Buck In Here." The video was directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini and is set to premiere next week.... Read More
Posted 6 years ago
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Akon, Lil Scrappy, Fabolous, Yung Joc Among Many To Host Atlanta’s Premier Entertainment Conference

Atlanta , GA, Aug 29 – JF Media, a global multi media company, today announced the launch of Jack Da Juice Hip-Hop Music Conference in Atlanta, GA from October 12-14, 2007 at the stylish boutique TWELVE Hotel. Jack Da... Read More
Posted 7 years ago
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Akon’s “Konvicted” RIAA Certified Double Platinum

NEW YORK, NY -- The RIAA has certified SRC/Universal Motown’s global superstar Akon’s sophomore album Konvicted, double platinum. At the same time, the trailblazing Senegalese star is gracing the cover of Vibe... Read More
Posted 7 years ago
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Akon’s “Smack That” Makes Historic Leap

New York, NY -- Upfront Konvict/SRC/Universal Motown multi-platinum recording star and much sought after producer and songwriter, Akon, makes history with his new single “Smack That” featuring Eminem jumping 88 spots,... Read More
Posted 8 years ago
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Akon Scores Big Hit With New Single “Smack That”

Akon "Konvicted" IN STORES NOVEMBER 21 SRC/UNIVERSAL www.myspace.com/akon New York, NY -- Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Akon scores big with his new single, “Smack That,” featuring Eminem with the #1... Read More
Posted 8 years ago
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Multi-Platinum Star Akon Gears Up To Release New Album In December

New York, NY -- SRC/Universal artist and world-wide phenomenon Akon is readying his much anticipated follow-up to his multi-platinum epic smash CD Trouble. The new disc titled Konvicted is scheduled to hit stores on December... Read More
Posted 8 years ago
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Beenie Man: Girls feat. Akon Video Debuted

BEENIE MAN "Undisputed" IN STORES AUGUST 29th Virgin Records www.beenieman.net Stream Beenie Man's new video "Girls" About Beenie Man: Beenie Man rightly proclaimed himself, King Of The Dancehall, a couple years ago and no... Read More
Posted 8 years ago