Music Birthday: Akon

🔊🥳Today, April 16, 1973, Akon was born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam in St. Louis, Missouri. On April 13, 2007, Akon’s ‘The Sweet Escape’ collaboration with Gwen Stefani peaked at no. 2 on the US Hot 100. The song is a joint production by Akon and Giorgio Tuinfort. The latter co-produced Ariana Grande’s ‘One Last Time.’ Girl Talk sampled ‘The Sweet Escape’ in his ‘Let Me See You.’

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