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Birth Name: 
Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Birth Date: 
April 16, 1973
Birth Place: 
Saint-Louis, Senegal
Singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, businessman
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While most of the celebrity reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's unveiling has been positive, Snoop Dogg isn’t a fan of all the media attention.

The “Gin and Juice” rapper took to his Instagram page to express his discontent regarding the internet’s obsession with the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star’s gender transition while ignoring Akon's support of the Lighting Africa charity.

1:20 pm

Bono's One Campaign is taking a stand against Ebola with a moving PSA about the growing crisis in West Africa.

The U2 singer used his star power to enlist fellow celebs like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Ellie Goulding and Thandie Newton to stare at the camera and show the audience what waiting looks like.

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Once again, the ladies of Victoria’s Secret brought their A-game for the 2010 Fashion Show tonight (November 10) in New York City.

Adriana Lima was the lucky gal who got to wear the $2 million Bombshell Fantasy Bra, decked out in 142 carats of diamonds, topaz, and sapphires.

1:47 pm

Pitching in to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief, oodles of celebrities were spotted arriving at Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood to record “We Are the World” yesterday.

In celebration of the songs’ 25th anniversary, top names from film and music gathered ‘round the mic to re-record the song originally composed by Lionel Richie and the late Michael Jackson.

3:12 pm

Ready for a romantic weekend, Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Reggie Bush were spotted making their way through LAX Airport on Friday morning (February 13).

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" cutie and her football stud beau towed their stylish luggage to the Delta ticket counter, checking-in before disappearing past security for their departing flight.

10:18 pm

Out participating in the Grammy festivities, Kim Kardahsian was front and center at an all-star pre-Grammy private dinner on Saturday night (February 7).

Hosted by New Era and 944 Magazine, the event honored the widespread success of the international recording artist/producer Akon.

10:13 pm

Celebrities and high-profile parties go hand-in-hand. And last night (February 4), stars like Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, Josh Duhamel, and Paris Hilton flocked to the Vanity Fair and Krug dinner at the Chateau Marmont.

Newlyweds Josh and Fergie looked like the picture of wedded bliss as they mingled with fellow partygoers, with the “Fergalicious” one sporting a black and white flapper-style dress while her man donned a grey suit with a grey striped button-up shirt.

10:10 pm

We all remember the 15-year-old girl that got Akon in trouble for simulating sex with her earlier this year. Well, now he’s getting the book thrown at him again for throwing a male fan off the stage during one of his concerts.

Back in June, the platinum-selling rapper was playing a show in upstate New York when the incident occurred. An audience member even got cell phone footage of Akon encouraging the unidentified 15-year-old male to join him onstage before hoisting him up over his shoulders and throwing him back into the crowd.

3:53 pm

Monaco, France was the scene for the World Music Awards last night. And it was an event to behold, honoring music’s best in 2007.

As a newcomer to the industry, Mika made a huge showing, taking home awards for best-selling pop/rock artist, best-selling British artist, best-selling new artist, and best-selling male entertainer. Sheesh!

3:44 pm

It’s that time of the year again. Time for the 2007 American Music Awards, that is. And this year there are plenty of categories embroiled in fierce competition.

According to the list of nominees, Beyonce, Justin Timerlake, Chris Daughtry, and Linkin Park will be competing in three categories each, while Akon, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Jeezy, T.I., and Carrie Underwood each have two chances to take home an award.

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