Akon

Akon
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 01, 2008

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Akon looks debonair on his latest album cover. “This album will introduce my second signature sound,” says Akon. “What we created with the other albums has been adopted in the world, and now we have to take it to stage two, which is more of an European uptempo club sound.”

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Akon moves the crowd at a local concert.

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Akon rocks the stage with T-Pain.

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“Regardless of who you are, you can’t change a part of yourself or where you are,” says Akon about his diverse musical tastes. “It’s all about not forgetting where you come from.”

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Akon and Chris Brown work the red carpet at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards.

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The ATL resident looks suave in his white ensemble at the Grammy Awards.

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Akon represents at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

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Akon rocks the stage during a recent performance.

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Akon brings his family with him to Nickelodeon’s 2008 Kid’s Choice Awards.

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The chart-topping crooner makes a point in the right direction and revamps his musical sound for his new album, “Freedom.”

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