Rock in Rio 2024 – AKON


Owner of numerous memorable hits from the early 2000s, Akon will perform on the Palco Mundo stage on September 22nd.

Akon rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his single “Locked Up” from his debut album “Trouble.” His second album, “Konvicted,” was nominated for a Grammy Award along with the single “Smack That.”

With numerous musical collaborations, Akon has over 155 features and 23 songs listed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.



One of his biggest hits, “Beautiful,” featured special contributions from various artists, including Brazil’s own Negra Li.


He is one of the 10 artists to simultaneously hold both the first and second spots on the Billboard Hot 100.


He has over 27 million monthly listeners on Spotify and 1 billion views on the music video for the hit “Smack That.”

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