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Akon's Fan-throwing Case Postponed Until March

LATEST: AKON's court date to face misdemeanour endangerment and harassment charges has been adjourned until March (08), after the R+B star's lawyer appealed to have the case postponed. The Smack That hitmaker was performing in...

Akon Named Artist Of The Year

R+B star AKON has been named America's top artist of the year (07) by trade magazine Billboard, based on his radio airplay and chart successes. The accolade ends a troubled year for the Smack That...

Fascinating Fact 4430

A 25th anniversary edition of MICHAEL JACKSON's THRILLER album will be re-released with reworked versions of songs by KANYE WEST, AKON and WILL.I.AM. The reissue is slated for release in February next year (08).

Akon Pleads Not Guilty To Fan Throwing Charges

LATEST: R+B star AKON has pleaded not guilty to charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment relating to an incident in which he allegedly threw a fan off the stage during...

Akon Charged Over Fan-throwing Incident

LATEST: R+B star AKON has been charged over an incident which saw him throw a fan into the audience during a gig. The Smack That hitmaker is set to appear in court charged with a...

Akon Charged Over Fan-throwing Incident

R+B star AKON is to appear in court after being charged in relation to an incident at a concert where he allegedly picked up a fan and threw him into the audience - injuring another...

Fascinating Fact 4345

Teenage country sensation TAYLOR SWIFT has been given the job of announcing the Grammy Award nominations on 6 December (07). She'll be joined by AKON, QUINCY JONES and LINKIN PARK. The 50th annual Grammy Awards...

Jt Rules Amas

Justin Timberlake jostled with American Idol contestants Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry for gongs at this year's American Music Awards.Timberlake took trophies for best male pop-rock artist and best soul/R 'n' B album for his...

By on 19 November 2007

Akon Insists T-pain Should Have His Prize

AKON all but handed over his first American Music Awards prize to pal T-PAIN after insisting his fellow nominee join him onstage as he made his acceptance speech. The I Wanna Love You hitmaker claimed...

Akon Insists T-pain Should Have His Prize

AKON all but handed over his first American Music Awards prize to pal T-PAIN after insisting his fellow nominee join him onstage as he made his acceptance speech. The I Wanna Love You hitmaker claimed...

Mika Sweeps World Music Awards

British pop star Mika has swept the board at the World Music Awards, taking an amazing four prizes at the Monaco ceremony.The Grace Kelly star took gongs for bestselling new artist, bestselling male entertainer, bestselling...

By on 05 November 2007

Mika Scoops Four Gongs At World Music Awards

CELINE DION, AKON and MIKA were among a string of musicians to be honoured at the World Music Awards on Sunday night (04Nov07). British newcomer Mika took home four prizes, capturing awards for best-selling new...

Timbaland Hooks Up With Stefani, Akon And Linkin Park

TIMBALAND is so impressed with fellow music stars GWEN STEFANI, AKON and LINKIN PARK, he has asked them to contribute to his new album. The U.S. superproducer is returning to the studio to record...

Akon Cancels Concert After Stage Disaster

R+B star AKON has been forced to cancel a concert in Atlanta, Georgia after the stage collapsed, injuring bystanders. Crews were working to put up lights in preparation for the gig at Emory University on...

Akon: 'T.i. Was Set Up'

R+B star AKON has spoken out in support of jailed rapper T.I., insisting the star was "set up" over a weapons deal. Twenty-seven-year-old T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr. - is currently in custody after...

Kanye To Produce Michael Jackson Album

Rap megastar Kanye West could perform production duties on Michael Jackson's new album, he has claimed.After nearly ending the career of one fellow performer - 50 Cent promised to retire from solo recording if West's...

By on 11 October 2007

Justin's Storms The Nominations List At The Amas

Justin Timberlake might need to make some room in his trophy cabinet after the singer heard yesterday (October 9th) that he is up for three American Music Awards.The 26-year-old singer is in the running for...

By on 10 October 2007

Akon Hails 'Incredible' Jackson

R+B singer AKON has hailed MICHAEL JACKSON as a musical "genius" after collaborating with him on his latest album. The Smack That star, 26, has been working with the Thriller hitmaker on his highly-anticipated...

Celebrities Blast Spears' Comeback Performance

BRITNEY SPEARS is reeling after rap stars AKON and COMMON blasted her much-hyped comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (09Sep07). The singer, making her first major public appearance...

Fascinating Fact 3820

FALL OUT BOY performed covers of AKON'S hit single Nobody Wants To See Us Together and tracks by MICHAEL JACKSON and HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS at England's Leeds Festival this weekend (25Aug07)....

Akon 'Too Young' To Retire

R+B singer AKON has no plans for an early retirement from the music industry, because he's still "too young". The Smack That star, 26, doesn't understand how artists can talk about quitting their careers when...

Akon To Launch Reality Tv Show

AKON is set to add television producer to his resume - he's launching a reality show starring his two brothers. The Lonely hitmaker came up with the idea for the show - which follows his...

Fascinating Fact 3700

R+B star AKON's father, MOR THIAM, is an internationally acclaimed Senegalese drumming icon....

Akon: 'Prison Was Pleasant'

R+B hitmaker AKON was pleasantly surprised by his three-year stint in a U.S. prison - because the experience wasn't horrible or terrifying. The Lonely singer, who was jailed after he was found guilty of grand...

Akon Sick Of Lonely Hit

R+B star AKON is sick of his hit LONELY - insisting the song is "too catchy". The Senegalese singer admits he finds the tune annoying, but isn't surprised when fans choose to perform the song...

Akon Wants To Produce Hilton

R+B star AKON has offered his producing and songwriting skills to struggling solo singer PARIS HILTON. The socialite is planning her second album, despite poor sales of her debut eponymous disc and recently losing her...

Akon: 'Hip-hop Doesn't Need Offensive Words'

R+B singer AKON has echoed music mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' call for hip-hop to be censored for broadcast, declaring the urban scene is "talented enough to write lyrics" without curse words. Simmons believes recording and broadcasting...

Akon's Hotel Party Shut Down By Police

R+B singer AKON ran into trouble with British police recently - when he decided to bring his whole concert afterparty back to his London hotel suite. The Lonely star partied into the night following his...

Akon Blasts Dance Girl's Parents

LATEST: R+B star AKON has shifted the blame for his raunchy dance with an underage girl on stage onto her parents. The Smack That hitmaker sparked controversy when he dirty danced with 14-year-old Danah Alleyne...

Akon Feared Unemployment

Hip hop star AKON launched a career in music because no one would hire him after he was released from prison in 2004. The Locked up rapper found himself unemployable after serving time for theft....

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