1973 - Today


Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (; born April 16, 1973), known mononymously as Akon, is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor from New Jersey. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble (2004), followed by the second single "Lonely." He later founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution. The labels served as vital for many soon-to-be successful acts, such as Lady Gaga, T-Pain, R. City, Kardinal Offishall, Jeffree Star, and Red Café, among others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akon has received more than 9,176,060 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 423rd most popular singer.

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  • 9.2M

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  • 53.66

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  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Akon ranks 425 out of 3,001Before him are Marc Anthony, Manuel García, Roberta Flack, Selena, Georg Ots, and Raphael. After him are Sharon den Adel, Tracy Chapman, James Blunt, Sakis Rouvas, Lili Ivanova, and Camarón de la Isla.

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Among people born in 1973, Akon ranks 30Before him are Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Jan Koller, Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, Andrew Lincoln, Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, and Vera Farmiga. After him are Ruslana, Neil Patrick Harris, Marc Overmars, Kate Beckinsale, Makoto Shinkai, and Zuzana Čaputová.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Akon ranks 2,396 out of 12,171Before him are Roberta Flack (1937), Matthew Fox (1966), Carl Andre (1935), Don Bragg (1935), Selena (1971), and Eric Singer (1958). After him are Flannery O'Connor (1925), Tracy Chapman (1964), Kathy Reichs (1948), Joe Rosenthal (1911), John Milnor (1931), and Charles Napier (1936).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Akon ranks 127Before him are Percy Sledge (1941), Stevie Nicks (1948), Dinah Washington (1924), Marc Anthony (1968), Roberta Flack (1937), and Selena (1971). After him are Tracy Chapman (1964), Marian Anderson (1897), Perry Como (1912), Ricky Nelson (1940), Dusty Hill (1949), and Taylor Swift (1989).