2004年，在他的首张专辑Trouble的第一首单曲Locked Up发行后，他崭露头角。他的第二张专辑Konvicted为他赢得了单曲Smack That的格莱美奖提名。2007年12月，阿肯凭借与格雯·斯蒂凡妮合作的单曲《The Sweet Escape》获得第50届格莱美奖最佳流行合唱提名。2011年9月，第63届美国电视艾美奖揭晓，阿肯登台献唱。他有自从找到两个唱片公司，和Kon Live Distribution。据福布斯报道，他是21世纪最成功，最多才多艺的R＆B歌手之一，每年的收入超过3000万美元。
Akon经常为其他艺术家演唱歌曲，目前已获得300多位嘉宾出席和40首Billboard Hot 100歌曲的认可。他是第一位同时在Billboard Hot 100排行榜上同时拥有第一和第二位的独奏艺术家。他获得了6项格莱美奖提名，并为Lady Gaga，Colby O'Donis和Leona Lewis等艺术家创作了许多热门歌曲。
Born: 16 April 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer.
Akon was born to Senegalese parents and raised in a musical setting. He was taught to play several instruments including the djembe. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, so that he would not have to go through the immigration process, but he lived in Dakar, Senegal until the age of 7, split time between the US and Senegal until he was 15, then he moved permanently to Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up, the first single from his debut album "Trouble". His second album, "Konvicted", earned him a Grammy Award nomination of the single "Smack That". He has since found two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He is known as one of the most successful and versatile R&B singers of the 21st century, grossing over US$30 million a year according to Forbes.
Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently accredited with over 300 guest appearances and 40 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He 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 6 Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis and Leona Lewis.
Son of Senegalese jazz drummer and percussionist Mor Thiam.