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Take That On Top Again

Reformed boy band TAKE THAT had two reasons to celebrate today (03DEC06) - they are top of both the UK album and single charts. New album BEAUTIFUL WORLD matched last weeks single release PATIENCE (26NOV06)-...

Smack That - Akon Makes Us Pop Chart History

Senegalese R+B star AKON has made chart history in the US by becoming the first artist to replace himself at number one on the Billboard Pop 100. He also becomes the first act to top...

Akon: 'Stefani Was A Challenge'

R+B singer AKON found working with GWEN STEFANI on her new album THE SWEET ESCAPE "a challenge", because he had to completely change his trademark sound. Akon - who this week (27NOV06) topped the...

Akon Tops European Singles Chart

AKON is celebrating after his collaboration with EMINEM, SMACK THAT, jumped straight to the top of the European singles chart. The track has kept big name competition off the number one spot - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE...

Akon Plans Polygamy Show

LATEST: Rapper AKON wants to introduce his three wives to the world in a reality TV show. Despite his record label Universal banning him from promoting his polygamy to the world, the Senegalese-born star is...

Akon Defends Polygamy

Rapper AKON has defended having three wives, insisting it's no different to dating multiple women. The Senegalese star recently revealed he practices polygamy at his home in Atlanta, Georgia. The confession exposed the 25-year-old to...

Akon Has Three Wives

Rapper AKON has confessed he practices polygamy and has three "wives". The Senegalese star made the revelation on American DJ ANGIE MARTINEZ's New York radio show, but has now been banned from talking about his...

Akon Pays Thanks To Africa

Senegalese-born rapper AKON will repay the African fans who helped him find success, by touring in the continent. The 25-year-old moved to America when he was seven, but insists support from other Africans and other...

The Game Back On Top But Well Short Of A Million

THE GAME is back at the top of the US album charts but his new release failed to muster the one million-plus sales the rapper was hoping for. His new album DOCTOR'S ADVOCATE debuted at...

Akon Refuses Guest Offers

R+B singer AKON refuses to perform guest appearances for his chart contemporaries, insisting he will only contribute if he produces the track. The LONELY hitmaker duets with EMINEM and SNOOP DOGG on SMACK THAT and...

Akon Only Has Time For His Own Music

R+B singer/producer AKON is so bored of today's music scene he only listens to his own tunes. The Senegal-born star, who has teamed up with EMINEM for smash hit single SMACK THAT, is bored of...

Akon Takes Eminem To Number One

EMINEM is back at top of the UK singles chart after his SMACK THAT collaboration with AKON knocked Irish boyband WESTLIFE off the top spot. The Detroit rapper has been dogged by rumours of retirement...

Timberlake Claims A Third Week At Number One In America

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is still all loved up at the top of the US pop charts after claiming a third week at number one with MY LOVE. There's no change among the top three with AKON...

Stefani's Baby Disrupts Recording Sessions

R+B star AKON struggled with recording sessions for GWEN STEFANI's second album, because her baby son KINGSTON constantly cut her vocals short. The LONELY hitmaker is producing tracks for the follow up to LOVE ANGEL...

Timberlake Still On Top With My Love

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's 2006 hold on the top of the US pop charts continues - his new single MY LOVE has scored a second week at number one. The track, featuring rapper TI, hit the top...

Eminem Working On New Album

Rap superstar EMINEM has cancelled his retirement plans and is making a new album, according to hip hop pal AKON. The LONELY hitmaker collaborated with Eminem on new single SMACK THAT, and claims the credit...

Dead Body Haunts Akon And Eminem Video

R+B star AKON understands why he felt like someone was watching him from the shadows of his new video shoot for SMACK THAT - the spirit of the murder victim buried beneath his feet was...

Ludacris Fights Off Akon + Timberlake To Make Money Again

LUDACRIS is still making money at the top of the US pop chart after claiming a second week at number one with MONEY MAKER. The rapper fought off challenges from JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and AKON to...

Akon To Turn His Life Story Into A Movie

R+B star AKON is turning his life story into hard-hitting new biopic ILLEGAL ALIEN, which will shed light on his early upbringing in Africa. The LONELY hitmaker was born and raised in Senegal before his...

Akon Recreates 48 Hours In New Video

R+B sensation AKON is recreating cult movie 48 HOURS in his new video SMACK THAT with EMINEM and actor ERIC ROBERTS. The Senegalese singer takes on EDDIE MURPHY's convict REGGIE HAMMOND from the 1982 film,...

Slip-n-slide Star Arrested Over Shooting

SLIP-N-SLIDE rapper PLIES was arrested in connection with a nightclub shooting in Florida which left five people injured yesterday morning (02JUL06). The hip-hop star was detained, along with three other men, after a dispute broke...

Jay-z And Nas Settle Their Differences

Rappers JAY-Z and NAS have ended their longrunning feud - and they thrilled fans by uniting onstage at a New Jersey concert on Thursday night (27OCT05). As the headliner of local radio station Power...

West Hits Eight, Madonna Makes It 51 + Shakira Breaks Records

Rapper KANYE WEST has notched up an eighth week at the top of the US singles chart as his GOLD DIGGER hit continues to stave off the competition. CHRIS BROWN's RUN IT! holds the...

Mtv Shows Back On After Storm

LATEST: MTV bosses have been given the all-clear to resume pre-show celebrations for Sunday's (28AUG05) Video Music Awards by weather experts in Miami Beach, Florida. Parties and performances planned at the Doubletree Surfrider hotel...

Blunt Matches Dion

Singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT has topped the UK singles and album charts for the fifth successive week - a feat last made by CELINE DION. Blunt's YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL held off competition from DANIEL POWTER's BAD...

Akon Inspired By Boys Night Out

R+B newcomer AKON felt inspired to write his latest song BELLYDANCER after a raucous night out with his male pals. The LONELY hitmaker, who spent time in prison for car theft charges, couldn't wait...

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