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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | June 24, 2004
MAYBE I shouldn't want to do my dance: a simple two-step from side to side. The groove, the melody is so infectious. But when I listen past that and concentrate on the lyrics, the dance impulse melts away. And I'm thinking, "Sad stuff like this happens every day." I'm talking about Trouble, the impressive debut by Akon, a Senegal-born singer-songwriter whose music won't neatly fit into anybody's box. The songs are well-crafted, rippling with African rhythms. Hip-hop informs the overall attitude and beats.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 18, 2007
He was on his best behavior. Sort of. Pop-R&B sensation Akon played a packed house at Rams Head Live Wednesday night, barely a week after Verizon ended its partnership with the Senegalese star after a video surfaced that showed him simulating sex onstage with a 15-year-old girl during an April 12 concert in Trinidad. The broadband and telecommunications company, which had promoted Akon as one of the musicians on its mobile-phone music service, said it would no longer sponsor Gwen Stefani's summer tour, which features the singer-songwriter as the opening act. At Rams Head Live, Akon didn't seem fazed as he breezed through cuts from his two multiplatinum albums: 2004's Trouble and last year's Konvicted.
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November 23, 2006
Downloaded singles 1.I Wanna Love You (explicit version), Akon 2.Irreplaceable, Beyonce 3.Fergalicious, Fergie 4.My Love (single version), Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. 5.I Wanna Love You (clean version), Akon [COURTESY ITUNES] Downloaded albums 1.9, Akon 2.Doctor's Advocate, The Game 3.Konvicted (exclusive version), Akon 4.When Your Heart Stops Beating, +44 5.Happy Feet Soundtrack, Various artists [COURTESY ITUNES] Downloaded TV episodes 1.The Merger, The Office 2.Hero, Battlestar Galactica 3.Staring at the Sun, Grey's Anatomy 4.Branch Closing, The Office 5.Seven Minutes to Midnight, Heroes [COURTESY ITUNES]
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By [Nielsen Media Research, Exhibitor Relations Co. and Billboard magazine] | April 19, 2007
TELEVISION 1.American Idol (Wednesday), Fox 2.American Idol (Tuesday), Fox 3.CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS 4.House, Fox 5. Dancing With the Stars (Monday), ABC FILMS 1.Disturbia, DreamWorks 2.Blades of Glory, Paramount 3.Meet the Robinsons, Disney 4.Perfect Stranger, Columbia 5.Are We Done Yet?, Sony SINGLES 1.Give It to Me, Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake 2.Don't Matter, Akon 3.The Sweet Escape, Gwen Stefani featuring Akon 4.Glamorous, Fergie featuring Ludacris 5.This is Why I'm Hot, Mims ALBUMS 1.Now 24, Various artists 2.Let It Go, Tim McGraw 3.Waking Up Laughing, Martina McBride 4.Dignity, Hilary Duff 5.Timbaland Presents Shock Value, Timbaland DVDS (SALES)
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 18, 2007
He was on his best behavior. Sort of. Pop-R&B sensation Akon played a packed house at Rams Head Live Wednesday night, barely a week after Verizon ended its partnership with the Senegalese star after a video surfaced that showed him simulating sex onstage with a 15-year-old girl during an April 12 concert in Trinidad. The broadband and telecommunications company, which had promoted Akon as one of the musicians on its mobile-phone music service, said it would no longer sponsor Gwen Stefani's summer tour, which features the singer-songwriter as the opening act. At Rams Head Live, Akon didn't seem fazed as he breezed through cuts from his two multiplatinum albums: 2004's Trouble and last year's Konvicted.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | June 24, 2004
MAYBE I shouldn't want to do my dance: a simple two-step from side to side. The groove, the melody is so infectious. But when I listen past that and concentrate on the lyrics, the dance impulse melts away. And I'm thinking, "Sad stuff like this happens every day." I'm talking about Trouble, the impressive debut by Akon, a Senegal-born singer-songwriter whose music won't neatly fit into anybody's box. The songs are well-crafted, rippling with African rhythms. Hip-hop informs the overall attitude and beats.
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