Akon

Mar
4
Video: Harlee f/ Akon – ‘Dream Warriors’

Harlee

Laurieann Gibson reintroduces herself as Harlee, the captain of the dream warriors, in her dance-heavy new video. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Lady Gaga’s former choreographer shows off her fierce moves and six-pack abs while leading her tribe of dancers in a choreographed routine and singing words of encouragement.

“We lift you up,” sings Akon, who appears alongside Harlee as chief of the village.

Gibson, who previously released one-off singles including 2012′s “Last Chance,” has signed a deal with Akon and Justin Timberlake’s manager Johnny Wright.

Watch her forge a new path in the video below.

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Feb
7
New Music: T-Pain f/ Akon & 2Face – ‘If I Got It’

If I Got It

Following his remix to Lorde’s “Royals,” T-Pain continues the onslaught of new music with his latest “If I Got It” featuring Akon and Nigerian singer 2Face. The Tallahassee hitmaker shows his loyalty to his crew on the Auto-Tuned track.

“Homie, I got your back / I’m not gon’ leave you out to dry / I’ma take you out this street and I’m gon’ show you everything you can do without it,” croons Pain.

He was recently in the studio with Justin Bieber, while his album Stoicville: The Phoenix is due later this year.

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Jan
8
Salaam Remi and Akon Perform ‘One in the Chamber’ on ‘Leno’

Salaam Remi and Akon

Salaam Remi made his debut performance as an artist on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Tuesday. The super-producer behind hits for Amy Winehouse and Nas was joined by Akon while performing the title track off his album One: In the Chamber. Akon held down vocals, while Salaam played the electric upright bass.

The project, which also features Ne-Yo, Estelle, and Jordin Sparks, is nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammys. Digital copies are now available on iTunes, with a physical release scheduled for March 24.

Just before the holidays, Akon released his Konkrete Jungle mixtape to iTunes featuring collaborations with E-40 and Yo Gotti.

Watch them come together for the late-night set.

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Dec
12
Video: Salaam Remi f/ Akon – ‘One in the Chamber’

Akon

Akon makes up for his absence with yet another video. Following DJ Khaled’s “Never Surrender” and his own single “So Blue,” the Konvict singer teams with super-producer Salaam Remi in the action-packed video for “One in the Chamber.”

He takes a woman back to his mansion and makes passionate love to her before realizing that she is working for the enemy. But after an explosive shoot-out, she comes to his rescue when he discovers that she is pregnant with his child.

The song appears on Salaam’s album ONE: In the Chamber, which was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammys.

See the stunts, sex, and suspense in the cinematic clip.

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Nov
12
Video: Akon – ‘So Blue’

So Blue

Akon is back! Five years after the release of his last album Freedom, the Konvict singer makes his long-awaited return with his new single “So Blue” off his upcoming album Stadium.

After he sees a woman being mistreated by her man (Tiny Lester), he comes to her rescue. He follows her through a ransacked building, while she leaves clues along the way. As a fire rips through the bedroom, the charming hero sweeps her up and into safety.

Watch Akon save the day and get the girl.

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Oct
20
Video: DJ Khaled f/ Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Akon, John Legend, & Anthony Hamilton – ‘Never Surrender’

Akon, French Montana, and DJ Khaled

On Tuesday, DJ Khaled will release his seventh album Suffering From Success featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Drake, and many more. The Miami mogul gives hope to the streets in the star-studded video for his latest single “Never Surrender.”

Scarface, Jadakiss, and Meek Mill deliver gritty verses, while Akon, John Legend, and Anthony Hamilton provide the soulful soundtrack. Also look for cameos from Rick Ross, Juelz Santana, and French Montana.

Watch the all-star crew persevere through adversity.

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Oct
17
New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton, & Akon – ‘Never Surrender’

Never Surrender

DJ Khaled brings together another all-star team on “Never Surrender,” the latest release from his album Suffering From Success (due Oct. 22).

Produced by StreetRunner and Khaled, the soulful street anthem features gritty stories from Scarface, Jadakiss, and Meek Mill, mixed with the R&B stylings of John Legend, Anthony Hamilton, and Akon.

Hear them share their pain and suffering on the raw and empowering record.

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