Electronic Press Kit is a modern and electronic version of til-now used press kit.
Akon (born Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam) is a worlds famous Senegalese-American singer and songwriter. Akon is regarded as one of the most versatile and successful singers of the 21st century. According to Forbes his earns over $ 30 million a year from his songs.
Born as Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam in St Louis, Missouri, U.S, Akon was raised in a musical setting and taught to play several instruments in his early childhood. His father Mor Thiam was a known Senegal-based percussionist. Akon lived in Dakar, Senegal until the age of 7 and continued to split time between America and Senegal until he was 15. After that he moved permanently to Jersey City, New Jersey.
Akon first shot to prominence in 2004 after the release of “Locked Up” – the first single from his debut album trouble. Later, with his second album “Convicted”, Akon earned a Grammy Award nomination for his song “Smack that”.
In the year 2005, Akon released a single entitled “Lonely”. The song turned out to be a massive success as it figured among the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100. It also topped charts in Australia, the UK and Germany. “Lonely” also became the longest running single to stay at the top of the Box’ musical show chart with its domination spanning over fifteen weeks.
Akon holds the distinction for being the first solo artist to be at both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. He has been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards.
Akon is also known for performing with other renowned artistes. Some of the illustrious artistes he worked with include the names as great as Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Quincy Jones, Eminem and Whitney Houston.
Electronic Media Kit for Akon can be ordered online.