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Akon leaves 'hood celebrity' behind

...some of music's biggest performers, Akon was living the lifestyle of the rich and...being an internationally known singer, Akon was what he likes to call a "hood celebrity...City, N.J. This life repeatedly landed Akon behind bars, and it was a life he was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/21/mus_109329.shtml
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Across Georgia

Akon show canceled after collapse hurts 3 ATLANTA - Three workers were hurt when a stage being built for a show featuring R&B singer Akon collapsed at Emory University on Thursday. The show was called off. School...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/27/met_149470.shtml
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Nike weighing options after another scandal

...spokeswoman when she told an interviewer she tried to avoid red meat in her diet. And in 2007 Verizon severed ties with singer Akon after he drew widespread criticism for a sexually charged dance onstage with a 14-year-old girl during a spring concert in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2012-10-18/nike-weighing-options-after-anoth
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...recorded the hit "Mr. Lonely," rapper Akon breathed new life into the song by quickening...a messed-up relationship. Vinton and Akon, who share songwriting credit on the new...would be if the song won a Grammy Award. "Akon told me, 'If it does win, you're going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/05/ent_452177.shtml
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Chart Toppers

...TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUM: Soundtrack: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. G-Unit HOT RAP TRACK: Soul Survivor, Young Jeezy and Akon. Corporate Thugz MAINSTREAM ROCK TRACK: Save Me, Shinedown. Atlantic MODERN ROCK TRACK: DOA, Foo Fighters. Roswell/RCA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/22/xtr_25161.shtml
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4-1-1

...TOP MODERN ROCK TRACK: Only, Nine Inch Nails (Nothing). TOP R&B/HIP-HOP SONG: Soul Survivor, Young Jeezy and Akon (Corporate Thugz). TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUM: The Day After, Twista (Atlantic). TOP COUNTRY SONG: Better Life, Keith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/18/xtr_13255.shtml
Xtreme
Audio best

...GOLD) 2. HATE IT OR LOVE IT, THE GAME AND 50 CENT. AFTERMATH. 3. HOLLABACK GIRL, GWEN STEFANI. INTERSCOPE. 4. LONELY, AKON. SRC. 5. SINCE YOU BEEN GONE, KELLY CLARKSON. RCA. (PLATINUM) 6. OBSESSION (NO ES AMOR), FRANKIE J AND BABY BASH...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/26/xtr_451425.shtml
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The top five list

...The Game (feat. 50 Cent). Aftermath. 3. "Oh," Ciara (feat. Ludacris). Sho'nuff-MusicLine. 4. "Lonely," Akon. SRC. 5. "Just a Lil Bit," 50 Cent. Shady. (From Billboard magazine) ALBUMS 1. "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/10/ent_452691.shtml
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The top five list

...Jamie Foxx). Roc-a-Fella. 3. "My Humps," The Black Eyed Peas. A&M. 4. "Soul Survivor," Young Jeezy feat. Akon. Corporate Thugz/Def Jam/IDJMG. 5. "Photograph," Nickelback. Roadrunner/IDJMG. (From Billboard magazine) ALBUMS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/23/ent_25262.shtml
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The Top Five

...or Love It," The Game (feat. 50 Cent). Aftermath. 3. "Hollaback Girl," Gwen Stefani. Interscope. 4. "Lonely," Akon. SRC. 5. "Since You Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson. RCA. (Platinum - certified sales of 1 million units) (From Billboard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/27/ent_451443.shtml
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