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Akon Postpones Concert in Sri Lanka Due to Protests

Akon's April concert in Sri Lanka has been postponed indefinitely due to the violent objection from locals. Earlier this week, nearly 200 protesters threw stones outside the Maharaja Organization media headquarters to make it clear that the Senegalese singer and producer was not welcomed on their soil. Akon's visa into the county was later denied

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Sri Lankans Protest Akon Concert By Throwing Stones

When Akon makes his way over to Sri Lanka for his upcoming concert, it looks like he won't be met with open arms. On Monday (March 22), a reported 200 protesters gathered outside of the Maharaja Organization -- the Sri Lankan media headquarters sponsoring the April concert -- throwing stones to show their disdain for the singer's appearance next month. Four workers from Maharaja were injured, cars

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Akon Names New Fragrance After His Album and Label

Singer/producer Akon is officially in the fragrance business after launching his new scent Konvict via the Web. The line, which offers perfume for woman and cologne for men in the form of a handcuff shaped bottle

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Best Songs of 2010 (To Date)

Updated: See See Our Final List of the Top Songs of 2010

Despite the despairing reality that some of us may have just stopped writing "2009" on our checks, 2010 is here and some of our favorite artists have already delivered noteworthy tracks for our listening pleasure. Check out our picks for the top song of 2010 ...so far.

Redman, 'Oh My'

Though his last album

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Akon Says Dr. Dre is Working on a Dance Record

Singer/producer Akon knows a thing or two about making a dance hit, but apparently he's not the only hip-hopper stepping into the arena.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Akon, who signed dance-pop sensation Lady Gaga, revealed that rap legend Dr. Dre plans on releasing a dance record of his

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Akon Reminisces Signing Lady Gaga

Since breaking into the mainstream in '04, Akon has steadily built an empire that has turned the former car thief into a business mogul and record exec. "Lady Gaga pretty much retired me," Akon told the Associated Press recen

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Akon Signs Ghanaian Rapper Sarkodie

Popular singer/producer Akon has reportedly signed Sarkodie, one of the biggest rappers in Ghana, to his Konvict Music imprint.

Sarkodie, who is known as Ghana's fastest MC, caught the ear of Konvict clothing brand creati

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New Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Album Dropping in April

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony gave fans a little clarity about the status of their upcoming album, 'Uni5: The World's Enemy' via their website this weekend. The group hosted a chat on BoneThugsNHarmony.com to explain the

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Akon and Keri Hilson Record New Track, ‘Oh Africa’

Grammy nominees Akon and Keri Hilson have teamed up for a new charity single that will premiere online right before the Jan. 31 Grammy Awards ceremony. While the track -- 'Oh Africa' -- is a cross promotion with Pepsi-Cola

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Busta Rhymes, Akon Help Bury Detroit’s Unclaimed Dead

Rapper Busta Rhymes and singer/producer Akon have joined former Universal/Motown label executive Shanti Das in raising money for her organization May WE Rest in Peace, a charity aiding Detroit residents with burial arrangements for their loved ones.

The nonprofit organization was launched this past October and has already raised $20,000 towards covering burials in Detroit

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