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The discography of Akon , a Senegalese American singer, songwriter, rapper and music producer, consists of five studio albums , four mixtapes , one extended play , thirty eight singles , eight promotional singles and ninety-two music videos. Born in St. Louis , Missouri , Akon lived in Senegal with his family until the age of seven, when they returned to the United States to live in New Jersey. A three-year prison sentence inspired Akon to begin recording songs in his home studio: Universal Records signed him after becoming aware of his music, and his debut album Trouble was released in June Akon's increasing popularity led to him making numerous guest appearances on other artists' songs:  in , he appeared on the singles " Baby I'm Back " by Baby Bash and " Soul Survivor " by Young Jeezy , which charted at number 19 and number four on the Billboard Hot respectively. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The more time you spend on the site, the more they make in ad revenues from companies wanting your eyes on their offerings. Artists post songs and videos on social media, generating billions for the media companies through passive engagement — but make no money for themselves unless somebody makes a purchase. That made no sense to Shapira. Musicians, as well as actors, comedians and other creative artists, can use EscapeX to create and run their own customized, branded mobile apps for free, organize their content and make it universally available without need for Internet access. Engagement with the app is the currency that drives the profit engine, generating revenue via advertising, e-commerce and in-app purchases. The longer fans stay in the app, the more freebies they earn, such as wallpapers and ringtones. Since launching in September last year, EscapeX has signed 10 of the top artists in the world — each with an average 50 million followers — and eight of the top 10 Latin American artists, such as Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias. An eight-digit Series A funding round is in the works. Shapira points out that there are 5. You own the technology and keep your brand equity.
He rose to prominence in following the release of " Locked Up ", the first single from his debut album Trouble , followed by the second single " Lonely. He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot charts twice. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Hindi and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the number-one selling artist for master ringtones in the world. Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot songs, resulting in five Grammy Awards nominations. He has released six solo albums and has handled the majority of production on his solo work and guest features. Louis to a Muslim family.