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Akon Switching Lane to Country Under Alias

March 28, 2008 09:33:00 GMT

The R'n'B crooner said that he has even had one single hit that will make him the first black artist to conquer country genre.


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R'n'B star Akon revealed that he has secretly recorded a country album under an alias. The Senegal singer allegedly wants to be the first black artist to ever conquer the music genre that is commonly not associated to African American people.

Akon self-confessed to be a die hard fan of country and western music but is pretty sure that he won't sell the record under his real name. "I'm about to break into a genre that no black artist, writer or producer has ever broken into," Akon said while appearing on The Hook Up at BBC 1Xtra Live. "The funniest part is I'm going in under an alias and I've already got my first hit record."

He added, "I've made a country record. I'm trying to break into that world. I want to set a mark there. There's no where else for me to go. I can't let anyone know my name though."

Earlier this month, it was reported that DJ Clinton Sparks will be releasing a mixtape with Akon titled "Konnected to A Kon". The mixtape, which will be produced entirely by Sparks, will include new exclusive tracks from Akon. No release date has been specified yet.

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posted by dodgerroy1 (yahoo) on Oct 31, 2010
Charlie Pride is a Black Country Music singer with 29 chart-topping hits. He has received the Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. If someone in Akon's circle of influence can receive word of this post, please inform him. Pride is too often overlooked by Black people but I would like a wonderful artist like Akon to be informed so he doesn't inadvertently dismiss a fellow artist.
posted by CHANTELLE on Feb 11, 2009
GTO 4 IT HES GREAT I LOVE HIN
posted by kymmi on Jul 02, 2008
oh wow. sounds suspicious...

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