Akon is out with the music video to his new single ‘Hurt Somebody’, featuring French Montana. The track is off the Senegalese American recording artist’s ‘The Koncrete Mixtape’. Watch the Gil Green directed video via YouTube and check out a stream of the mixtape via Datpiff below.
R&B trio Krave are out with their first single ‘Up and Down’, featuring Akon, Nelly, and Twista. A video of Akon introducing Chanel, Jazzy, and Shan Q has been posted, where he compared the band to Destiny’s Child and TLC, which the girls were honored by. They also discussed the possibility of Krave going on tour with Akon.
Akon is out with the video to his new single ‘We Don’t Care’, off the R&B singer songwriter’s third studio album ‘Freedom’, out now on Konvict Muzik / Universal Motown. Watch the Gil Green directed video below.
Showbiz Shelly interviewed Akon backstage at the B96 Pepsi SummerBash last weekend. The singer talked about her prior visit with a then newcomer Lady Gaga, looking forward to seeing Flo Rida and Black Eyed Peas at the event, advice for T.I. with the rapper being in jail, not being a drinker or smoker, texting Asher Roth, and a reality show coming out. Watch below the cut. (more…)
Fresh off his plea deal for throwing a kid off the stage, Akon visited Hot 97 in New York City, talking with DJ Funkmaster Flex. Akon said the kid threw a bottle at him, prompting the reaction. The young man was in court as well, and Akon shook hands with the guy and both apologized. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Radio 538’s Juize interviewed Akon on April 13th during a visit to the Netherlands, where the singer talked about splitting time between the U.S. and Senegal growing up, how the constant travel as a kid set him up now in his career, getting a taste of music from his musician father, how he started out in music making hip hop “because it was so easy”, how he thinks it’s fun to keep his private life private, how he was going to celebrate his birthday on April 16th, making over 150 guest appearances on other artist’s songs, and making a musical chance on ‘Freedom’ because he changed as a person. Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
R&B/Soul acts on television this week include:
Akon, who performs on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Adele, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Ciara, who appears on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ (CW) on Wednesday.
Solange Knowles, who performs on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Thursday.
Lionel Richie is out with the video to his new single ‘Just Go’, featuring Akon, the title track off the veteran R&B singer’s latest album, out Tuesday (March 19) on Island Records. Watch the Jessy Terrero directed video below.
Akon is out with the video to his new single ‘Beautiful’, the third release off the hip hop/R&B artist’s third studio album ‘Freedom’, out now on Konvict Muzik/Universal Motown. Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Tyrese and Sean Kingston make appearances on the video, as does Academy Award-winner A. R. Rahman of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame. Watch the Gil Green directed video below.
Hollywood.tv caught up with Akon at the 944 Magazine pre Grammy party in his honor. The singer talked about his Kon Live Distribution record label, the success of his artists Lady Gaga and Colby O’Donis, post Grammy party plans, and how he woos a woman for Valentine’s Day. Watch the interview via YouTube below.