Official Facebook account for Artist, Producer, Songwriter, Actor & Philanthropist: AKON Booking: live@konlive.com

As soon as you hear Akon’s voice, you know it’s him!

His shimmering, soulful voice has propelled countless hits across genres—from pop and R&B to hip hop and dance. In addition to his own chart-­‐dominating singles “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”, he’s made a staggering 300 guest appearances for icons including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, and Eminem. With over 35 million albums sold worldwide, five Grammy Award nominations, and 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt, he’s simply unstoppable.

“Locked Up” from the singer and producer’s 2004 debut album, Trouble, made him a household name, and then Konvicted led to global superstardom. In the aftermath of the latter’s 2007 release, Akon garnered the American Music Award for Favorite R&B Male Artist, Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male Artist, three World Music Awards in the categories of Best Selling R&B Male Artist, Best Selling African Artist and Best Selling Internet Artist, and the Billboard Music Award for Artist of the Year. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artists for master ringtones in the world and became the first solo artist in history to lock down both the number one and number two spots on the Billboard Hot 100.

Never content to rest on his laurels, he was the visionary behind not one but two thriving record labels KonLive and Konvict. The imprints jump-­‐started the careers of both Lady Gaga and T-­‐Pain, with Akon recognizing their talent early on, producing, and collaborating with them.

Expanding further into other realms, Akon was recognized on Forbes Magazine’s Celebrity 100 list in 2010, and Pepsi chose him to produce and record “Oh Africa” for the 2010 World Cup. For the first time in history, the event took place in Africa, the continent on which the artist was born. With a heart even bigger than his resume, Akon also created The Konfidence Foundation, a youth-­‐centric charity that benefits underserved children in Africa and the U.S. Everything he does remains emblematic of his passion.

Musically, Akon has continued to push the envelope. His duet with Michael Jackson, “Hold My Hand” was released as the first single on the Michael album, debuting internationally at #1. Plus, his hilarious collaboration with Saturday Night Live stalwarts The Lonely Island, “I Just Had Sex”, set the internet ablaze, racking up over 210 million YouTube/VEVO views and being performed at the 2011 Comedy Awards and Primetime EMMY Awards.

Akon still isn’t showing signs of slowing down. With a new album on deck for 2015, he has set his sights on breaking into Hollywood and is already well on his way to making his mark. In 2012, Akon made his acting debut in Jeta Amata’s stirring motion picture “Black November” alongside a stellar cast including Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Anne Heche, and Vivica A. Fox. Most recently, he landed his first major movie role and will appear with costars Adrien Brody, Hayden Christensen and Jordana Brewster in the upcoming indie action thriller “American Heist”, a remake of the 1959 Steve McQueen movie “The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery.”

In February 2014, Akon launched a partnership to bring electricity to one million households in Africa by the end of 2014. Akon has chosen to address the immediate needs of Africans through an effort known as “Akon Lighting Africa.” This initiative will address the concern that more than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity, and that more than 85 percent of those living in rural areas lack access. Akon Corp., in conjunction with GIVE1 PROJECT and Solektra International, member of ADS Group (Africa Development Solutions Group), has assembled a dynamic group of strategic partners in order to create replicable, scalable and cost-effective energy solutions. For more information about Akon, visit his Facebook page at Facebook.com/Akon.

10 Of The Most Hilarious High School Yearbook Quotes Ever


😂ending the year with humor and wit1

akonkonnected.com When you’re a senior in high school, picking the perfect yearbook quote seems like a pretty big deal. I mean, it’s going to be with your picture forever – and it’s something your classmates will have to remember you by as you all go your separate ways. What You Wanted To Write In Someone’s Yearbook…

These Are The BEST Hiding Places For Your Most Valued Possessions...


Do you have a favorite stash spot?

akonkonnected.com If you’re anything like 2 Chainz and you “used to treat your mattress like the ATM” then this article makes perfect sense. Many of those less than trusting folks in the world that don’t run straight to the bank to cash their check have searched high and low in order to find the most perfect …

Laying Down On The Job: See 10 People Who Were Caught Slippin' At Work


Ever been this embarrassed on the job?

akonkonnected.com No matter how good your attention span is, it’s impossible to stay 100% focused throughout the work day. Even if you love your job, your brain needs a break every once in a while in order to cope with the fact that well, you’re stuck at work. We’ve All Been There This is where distractions …

Ariana Grande Makes Compassionate Offer To Families Of Those Killed In Manchester Bombing



akonkonnected.com Since the tragic attacks at the Manchester Arena just two days ago, people from all over the world have been offering up their sympathies and condolences. Celebrities have been putting together donations, and using their platforms to raise even more funds. However, no celebrity has been as vocal — o...

Celebrities & Politicians Take To Twitter In Response To Manchester Suicide Bomber


What a horrifying act😢 My heart goes out to those affected by this devastating event.

akonkonnected.com It’s happened again. Just when we settle back in to our typical social comfort zone, just as we think we are safe from the ravages of the radical aspects of the world, the fringe rises up again and let’s their violent, blood-filled feud with everyone else be known. In this case, a concert featuring…

What are you waiting for!?

Good times & good people !! #Cannes Lewis Hamilton Chris Tucker 🙏🏿

Videos (See all)



Record Label

KonLive Distribution, Upfront/ Atlantic, Konvict Entertainment, Konvict Kartel

General Manager

Johnny Wright for Wright Entertainment Group and Devyne Stephens for Upfront Megatainment/KonLive, LLC.
Other Atlanta Artists
Ashburn Artists