In the early years of the 21st century, R&B/hip-hop performer Akon made his name as a popular vocalist and an in-demand producer. After succeeding as a musician, Akon decided to foster new talent by launching his own record label, Konvict Muzik, as well as a music distributor, Kon Live Distribution.
Konvict Muzik and Kon Live have seen a great ideal of success Akon's ear for undiscovered talent has uncovered the flashy showmanship of dance-pop superstar Lady Gaga, and the flashy showmanship of dance-pop superstar Lady Gaga, and the playful humor of rapper/R&B singer T-Pain. Other artists signed by Akon include Kardinal Offishall, Kat DeLuna, and Colby O'Donis. The artists who compose Konvict Muzik's lineup hail from multiple regions of the world and play music from many different genres. What they tend to have in common is the ability to blend all kinds of music together, and a knack for embracing the unconventional.
Table of Contents
1 The Road to Superstardom 5
2 All about akon 13
3 Musical Variety 24
4 Big breaks and second chances 35
5 New Projects and new Faces 46
Further Reading 60
Internet Resources 61
About the author 64