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Fascinating Fact 4345

22nd November 2007

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...

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Jt Rules Amas

19th November 2007

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...

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Akon Insists T-pain Should Have His Prize

19th November 2007

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...

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Akon Insists T-pain Should Have His Prize

19th November 2007

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...

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Mika Sweeps World Music Awards

5th November 2007

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...

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Mika Scoops Four Gongs At World Music Awards

5th November 2007

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...

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Timbaland Hooks Up With Stefani, Akon And Linkin Park

2nd November 2007

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...

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Akon Cancels Concert After Stage Disaster

26th October 2007

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...

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Akon: 'T.i. Was Set Up'

24th October 2007

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...

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Kanye To Produce Michael Jackson Album

11th October 2007

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...

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Justin's Storms The Nominations List At The Amas

10th October 2007

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...

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Akon Hails 'Incredible' Jackson

20th September 2007

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...

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Celebrities Blast Spears' Comeback Performance

10th September 2007

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...

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Fascinating Fact 3820

25th August 2007

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)....

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Akon 'Too Young' To Retire

9th August 2007

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...

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Akon To Launch Reality Tv Show

8th August 2007

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...

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Fascinating Fact 3700

7th August 2007

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

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Akon: 'Prison Was Pleasant'

6th August 2007

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...

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Akon Sick Of Lonely Hit

31st July 2007

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...

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Akon Wants To Produce Hilton

26th July 2007

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...

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

26th July 2007

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...

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Akon's Hotel Party Shut Down By Police

26th July 2007

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...

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Akon Blasts Dance Girl's Parents

25th July 2007

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...

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Akon Feared Unemployment

26th June 2007

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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Akon Apologises To Stefani In Song

14th June 2007

R+B star AKON has apologised in song to GWEN STEFANI for his raunchy dance with an underage girl at a Trinidad concert in April (07). The Smack That singer hit controversy when he dirty danced...

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Akon's 'Fan-throwing' Injured A Woman

7th June 2007

LATEST: A woman is demanding an apology from AKON claiming she was injured when the R+B singer allegedly threw a fan into the audience at a gig. Akon has been accused of hurling a 15-year-old...

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Akon Insists Innocence Over Fan-tossing Allegations

7th June 2007

LATEST: R+B singer AKON is adamant he is innocent of potential criminal charges after he allegedly threw a teenage fan into the audience of a New York concert. Video footage shows the Smack That hitmaker...

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Daddy Yankee Honoured By Akon's Approval

7th June 2007

Reggaetón star DADDY YANKEE now has the confidence to rap more in songs, after he received praise from hip hop star AKON. Yankee duets on new track Bring It On with the Smack That rapper...

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Akon Investigated Over Fan-tossing Allegations

6th June 2007

R+B star AKON is under investigation by New York authorities after footage emerged of him tossing a young fan into the crowd at a gig. The Smack That singer is seen throwing the audience member...

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Maroon 5 Are Number One

28th May 2007

American pop-rock group Maroon 5 are top of the British album charts for the second time with It Won't be Soon Before Long.Five years after debut studio album Songs About Jane hit the number one...

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