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Fascinating Fact 6001

19th September 2008

R+B star AKON has performed on 145 different artists' hits....

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Young Jeezy Takes Us Top Spot As Ti Holds On

11th September 2008

Young Jeezy has claimed his second US number one album while TI has retained the top spot in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.The Recession, Young Jeezy's new album, debuted at the top of the...

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New Akon Footage 'Proves He Didn't Hit Fans'

8th September 2008

LATEST: R+B star AKON has hit back at claims he assaulted two female fans at a concert last month (30Aug08) and released video footage of the event to prove he is innocent. Edited footage of...

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Akon Caught 'Fan-throwing' Again

5th September 2008

R+B singer AKON has been caught on camera pushing two female fans into the audience at a recent gig just days before hearing he could stand trial for a similar incident last year (07). The...

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Akon To Stand Trial In December Over Endangerment Charges

3rd September 2008

LATEST: R+B singer AKON is to stand trial over charges relating to a 2007 "fan-throwing" incident. The Smack That hitmaker has been charged with one misdemeanour count of endangering the welfare of a minor and...

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First Billboard No 1 For Ti Is Record Breaker

28th August 2008

Rapper TI has made history as he scored his first Billboard Hot 100 number one for Whatever You Like.The 27-year-old's single, which was downloaded 205,000 times, jumped 70 places to hit top spot after three...

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Akon Fan-throwing Case Postponed

8th August 2008

LATEST: AKON's court date to face misdemeanour endangerment and harassment charges in relation to a "fan-throwing" incident has been postponed until next month (Sep08). The Smack That hitmaker was performing in Fishkill, New York, in...

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Katy Perry Continues Reign At Top Of Us Charts

7th August 2008

Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl has celebrated a seventh week at the top of the US singles chart.The 23-year-old, who is expected to achieve her first UK number one single this weekend, has held...

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Akon Shocked By Jackson's Pyjama Outing

7th August 2008

R+B star AKON was shocked when he went to see a film with MICHAEL JACKSON - because the pop legend insisted on wearing his pyjamas to the movie theatre. Akon - who recently collaborated with...

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Katy Perry Kisses Remain At Top Of Us Charts

1st August 2008

Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl has remained the number one single in the US for the sixth week in a row.The controversial single held off the challenge of Rihanna's Take A Bow to keep...

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The Things They Say 9048

31st July 2008

"She was mad cool. Down to earth, yet conservative, polite. She felt like a high school friend. She felt mad approachable, cool as hell." AKON dismisses WHITNEY HOUSTON's reputation as a diva after working on...

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Akon: 'Houston's New Song Not About Exes'

31st July 2008

AKON has denied WHITNEY HOUSTON's new track LIKE I NEVER LEFT is about the singer's former lovers. The R+B star teamed up with the pop legend to record the song for Houston's forthcoming new album....

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Akon Signs Jackson?

31st July 2008

R+B singer AKON is set to oversee MICHAEL JACKSON's comeback album, after hinting he has signed the King Of Pop to his own record label. Jackson enlisted the talents of the Smack That hitmaker to...

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Akon Eyed Retirement After Jackson Duet

31st July 2008

R+B star AKON considered retiring from the music business after recording a duet with MICHAEL JACKSON - because he had fulfilled one of his lifelong ambitions. The Smack That hitmaker teamed up with the pop...

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Akon's Trial Delayed

16th July 2008

LATEST: R+B star AKON's court hearing for alleged misdemeanour endangerment and harassment charges has been delayed. The Smack That hitmaker pleaded not guilty to charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment...

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Fascinating Fact 5446

12th June 2008

R+B star AKON has joined forces with billionaire WARREN BUFFETT's producer son PETER to launch a new charity website. IsThereSomethingICanDo.com will be a social networking site aimed at raising cash for various charity groups....

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Collins To Collaborate With Akon + Pharrell Williams

23rd May 2008

Legendary singer PHIL COLLINS is considering giving his music a modern twist by collaborating with hip-hop stars AKON and PHARRELL WILLIAMS. The musician admits he is "flattered" to hear the duo is keen to work...

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Akon Happy To Leave Fans Guessing Over Convict Past

18th May 2008

LATEST: R+B singer AKON is refusing to confirm or deny reports alleging he lied about his past as a convict, because he is convinced the claims have had a "positive" affect on his career. The...

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Akon Plans Country Music Career

14th May 2008

AKON is set to go country using a pseudonym, so no one knows it's him behind the heartbreak songs. The R+B sensation has been trying to keep his country music plans under wraps, but word...

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Akon Lies About Prison Record

17th April 2008

Rapper AKON lied to fans about serving time in prison, newly-released documents reveal. The Senegalese star, real name Aliuane Badara Thiam, claimed he was the "ringleader of a notorious car theft operation" and served a...

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Akon Scours Europe And Africa For New Artists

8th April 2008

R+B singer AKON is looking to Europe and Africa in a bid to find the next "mega superstar". The Locked Up hitmaker has expanded his record label Konvict Muzik Company with the launch of a...

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Akon's Secret Country Record

28th March 2008

R+B star AKON has recorded a "secret" country and western record and released it under an alias in a bid to be the first successful black artist in the genre. The Lonely singer is a...

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Akon To Write A Book

12th March 2008

R+B star AKON is adding author to his resume after signing a deal with rapper-turned-publisher C-MURDER. The Lonely singer will release a book, Thug Politics, later this year (08) through C-Murder's company TRU Publishing, following...

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Akon Fans Riot At Danish Concert

22nd February 2008

R+B singer AKON's free concert at a shopping mall in Denmark descended into violence on Wednesday (20Feb08) when fans began rioting as police evacuated the venue due to a fire alarm alert. The Smack That...

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Lewis Teams Up With Akon

30th January 2008

British singer LEONA LEWIS has teamed up with R+B star AKON to revamp her album for the American market. The 22-year-old became music mogul Simon Cowell's latest protegee after winning U.K. TV talent show The...

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Akon's Fan-throwing Case Postponed Until March

17th January 2008

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...

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Akon Named Artist Of The Year

14th December 2007

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...

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Fascinating Fact 4430

4th December 2007

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).

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Akon Pleads Not Guilty To Fan Throwing Charges

3rd December 2007

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...

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Akon Charged Over Fan-throwing Incident

30th November 2007

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...

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