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Born in Senegal and raised in New Jersey, Akon is a rapper whose unique sound blends silky voicework with African vocals and Southern beats.

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Nick Cannon Wears Whiteface to Plug 'White People Party Music' (Video)
The "America's Got Talent" host introduced the alter ego ahead of the album's April 1 release, featuring collaborations with Akon, Pitbull and Future. read more        

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and More Stars Appear in Bono's Powerful Ebola PSA
Other celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Connie Britton, Ellie Goulding, Akon and Thandie Newton are also featured in the chilling PSA about the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Bono Recruits Matt Damon, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman & More for Ebola PSA
Given his extensive history of international activism, you might be surprised to see that Bono is keeping silent about the growing Ebola crisis in...

David Guetta channels emotions with his new album
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Grammy-winning DJ-producer says his sixth album Listen is more emotional compared to past songs like the upbeat Sexy Chick with Akon and the explosive ...

Akon, Others ?Waiting? for Action on Ebola in New Ad (Watch)
*Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and ?The Walking Dead? actress Danai Gurira are among the celebrities literally waiting for the world to take action in a new online campaign addressing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. In a video posted Wednesday, stars such as Will Ferrell, Thandie Newton and Connie Britton stare silently [?]

Episode 590: The Planet Money Workout
Today on the show, the mind games that gyms play with you. From design to pricing to free bagels, gyms want to be a product that everyone buys, but no one actually uses.

?Instagram Rapture? Claims Millions Of Celebrity Instagram Followers
Taylor LorenzThe service sent a mass notification to users last week alerting users that they may see their follower count drop As Instagram?s crackdown on spam begins, distraught users have been begging the company to stop eliminating accounts. But the biggest users hit by far have been celebrities.  Popular Instagrammers such as Kendall and Kylie Jenner have lost hundreds of thousands of ...

Guetta gets personal on album; features Minaj, Sia
NEW YORK (AP) ? David Guetta says he wants his new music to make you dance. That's no surprise, but he's also hoping to make you cry a little.

Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira are among the celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Bono, Will Ferrell and other celebrities ask in Ebola PSA: What are we waiting for?
We waited too long to react to Ebola. That's the message that the ONE campaign is saying in their new PSA. The video features an international array of celebrities, music stars and athletes including: Angélique Kidjo, ONE co-founder Bono, Akon, Ben Affleck, Connie Britton, Matt Damon, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Liberian healthcare workers.

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