The Senegal-born American R&B star, Akon is 42 years old today, April 16, 2014. The multiple award winning star rose to prominence in 2004, following the release of ‘Locked Up,‘ the first single off his debut well received album, Trouble.

In his eventful career, Akon is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.

He has had four songs certified as 3x platinum, three songs certified as 2x platinum, more than 10 songs certified as 1x platinum and more than 10 songs certified as gold in digital sales. Happy Birthday to you…..


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