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Unsatisfied Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was "never satisfied" with his music.According to singer-and-producer Akon - who worked with the 'King of Pop' on many tracks for possible future release - the legendary pop star was never happy with...

Akon Hits Back At Ex's Child Support Claims

AKON has criticised his ex-girlfriend after she threatened to take their dispute over child support payments public by running an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times.Farrah Coleman, who has one child with the singer, claims...

Jean And Akon Strip For Mtv Awards

WYCLEF JEAN and AKON stunned the audience at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) this weekend (10-11Oct09) by stripping off on stage.The cheeky pair hogged the limelight at the awards show in Nairobi, Kenya by...

Rihanna To Blast Brown On Lp

Rihanna is set to blast ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in her new songs.The 'Umbrella' singer is yet to speak about her volatile relationship with the 20-year-old singer - who recently pleaded guilty to assaulting her and...

Ne-yo & Akon Give Rihanna An Edge On New Album

AKON and NE-YO are helping RIHANNA bounce back from her CHRIS BROWN drama - with an "edgier" and "angrier" sound.The singer has yet to speak out about her ex-boyfriend's attack on her, but Ne-Yo has...

Michael Jackson Tribute Moves To London

The tribute concert being held for Michael Jackson is being moved from Vienna to London.The late pop icon's brother Jermaine Jackson - who is organising the event with Georg Kindel - has announced the show...

Jermaine Jackson Wants Chris For Tribute

Jermaine Jackson has confirmed he wants Chris Brown to play at the Michael Jackson tribute concert.The 'Run It' singer - who is on probation for attacking ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this year - was included in...

Beyonce Knowles Up For Mobo Trio

Beyonce Knowles has been nominated for three MOBOs.The 'Beautiful Nightmare' singer is up for Best Video for 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)', Best International Act and Best Album for 'I Am... Sasha Fierce'...

Guetta & Akon Sex Up The U.k. Charts

French DJ DAVID GUETTA has hit the top spot in the U.K. charts for the second time this year (09) - his new track with AKON has shot to number one.Guetta's latest collaboration, Sexy Bitch,...

Whitney Houston's Akon Fear

Whitney Houston was apprehensive about working with Akon.The singer wanted to recapture the sound of her 1999 hit 'My Love Is Your Love', which she worked on with Wyclef Jean, on her new album 'I...

Akon To Welcome Baby Boy

AKON has confirmed he's set to become a father for the sixth time - the R&B singer is expecting a baby boy with a Ugandan woman he met during a tour of the country.Reports in...

Bone Thugs-n-harmony, Akon Hit By New Lawsuit

A U.S. music publisher has accused BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY, AKON and producer SWIZZ BEATZ of ripping off a 1970s song in a new lawsuit.Songster alleges the rap group stole portions of the band Rasa's 1978 tune...

Akon Denies Running From Child Support Payments

AKON's lawyers have denied the R&B superstar is running away from his responsibilities - after the mother of one of his children alleged it's impossible to serve the star with child support papers.Sara Coleman has...

Akon: 'Jackson Wanted Comeback Concerts For Kids'

MICHAEL JACKSON was determined to electrify the stage for his comeback concerts so his children could finally witness the legacy he was preparing to leave behind, according to R&B singer/producer AKON.The King of Pop had...

Michael Jackson's 'Bank Loan Aliases'

Michael Jackson allegedly used 20 aliases to apply for bank loans.The late singer - who died from a suspected cardiac arrest last week - reportedly used several variations of his name because his credit history...

Usher & Akon Honour Young People In New York

Stars including USHER, AKON and rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS were on hand to present special prizes to inspirational youngsters at the Do Something Awards in New York on Thursday night (04Jun09).The ceremony at Manhattan's Apollo...

Akon Applauds Houston's Comeback

R&B singer/producer AKON is confident WHITNEY HOUSTON will make a triumphant return when her highly-anticipated album debuts in September (09) - insisting she'll pick up "right where she left off".Akon has been producing records for...

Akon: 'Jackson Will Lip Sync Live'

AKON has disappointed scores of fans who have splashed out on tickets for MICHAEL JACKSON's comeback concerts by insisting the King of Pop won't be singing live.The R&B star, who has previously collaborated with the...

Akon Speaks About Dolla At Gun Violence Forum

AKON paid tribute to his slain protege DOLLA as he spoke to students about gun violence on Thursday (28May09) for his community service work.Akon is currently completing 65 hours of anti-violence campaigning after pleading guilty...

Dolla Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Murder

The man charged with killing AKON protege DOLLA has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm and one count of murder. The rising star, real name Roderick Anthony Burton II, was fatally...

Dolla's Alleged Killer Charged

The man who allegedly shot and killed AKON protege DOLLA has been charged with two counts of assault with a firearm and one count of murder. Police caught up with 23-year-old Aubrey Berry, who stands accused...

Akon Fathering Sixth Child?

R&B singer AKON is set to become a father after impregnating a Ugandan woman during his recent tour of the country, according to reports. The Lonely hitmaker, real name Aliaune Thiam, is alleged to have enjoyed...

Akon Turns Perfumer

R&B singer AKON is joining the throng of entrepreneurial celebrities in the perfume industry - he's launching two new fragrances later this year (09). The Smack That hitmaker recently formed Konvict Cosmetics, and he is planning...

Akon Flies To Africa For Label Launch

R&B singer AKON is launching his clothing line in Africa. The Smack That hitmaker debuted his Konvict & Aliaune Clothing collection in the U.S. in 2007, and now fans in Africa can get their hands on...

Akon Is The Sound Of Soccer

AKON is to become a soccer icon - the R&B singer has been asked to direct the music for the upcoming 2010 World Cup. The Senegalese star will record a theme song for the event, due...

Lady Gaga Tops UK Singles And Album Charts

Pop singer Lady GaGa claims number one spot in both UK singles and album chartPop singer Lady GaGa has claimed the number one spot in both the UK singles and album chart.The New Yorker remained...

By on 05 April 2009

Lady Gaga Has Poker Face To Beat Chart Rivals

New York star Lady GaGa has retained the UK number one spot with Poker Face for a second week.The singer - real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - scored her second British number one single...

By on 29 March 2009

Akon Confused By Knight Link To Employee's Robbery

AKON is confused by reports linking the robbery of his in-house producer DETAIL to an alleged feud with rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT - because their dealings have always been "peaceful". The producer's home in Van...

Akon Employee Targetted By Armed Robbers

A male employee of R&B star AKON has been robbed at gunpoint at his California home. The unnamed worker's house in Van Nuys was targetted by robbers on Tuesday (24Mar09) night, with thieves taking an estimated...

Second Number One Single For Lady Gaga

US star Lady GaGa has claimed her second UK number one single with Poker Face, despite the song entering the chart ten weeks ago.The New Yorker's hit climbed from fourth to knock last week's number...

By on 23 March 2009

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