Angel by Akon
"Angel" is the lead single from Sengalese-American singer-songwriter Akon's upcoming fourth studio album, Akonic. The single was released to U.S. Mainstream Radios on September 14, 2010, before being released as a digital download on September 17, 2010. The single was released via worldwide Digital Download on November 7, 2010. A planned European physical release was cancelled, however, a physical version of the single was made available in the UK from November 15, 2010. The song peaked at #56 on Billboard Hot 100. It was originally rumoured that a track leaked onto the internet, "Nosy Neighbour", would be the lead single from the album - however, these rumours proved to be incorrect. Akon performed the song during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Akon (born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam), (born April 16, 1973) is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and businessman. He grosses over 30 million dollars a year according to Forbes. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble. His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy Award nomination of the single "Smack That". He has since founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and 40 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Quincy Jones, Eminem and Whitney Houston. He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. He has had 6 Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis and Leona Lewis. Lady Gaga and T-Pain are two artists who were given their chance at fame by Akon.