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Akon announces one-off London show (2009)


Story by Jack Foley

R&B STAR Akon has announced a one-off live UK date at the Indigo (02) on Monday, January 26.

The singer, who has sold over 1 million albums and 1 million singles in the UK alone, and over 8 million albums worldwide, follows his recent global smash Right Now Na Na Na, with the release of his new single, Beautiful, on March 2.

The single, featuring Kardinal Offishall and Colby O’Donis, is taken from the Senegalese-born entrepreneur’s new no. 1 hit album, Freedom and it was very much a people’s choice as his next single.

The track entered the US iTunes chart Top 10 on release of the digital album, while here in the UK the track went Top 20 on iTunes, on release of the album.

Tickets for the London show are available from all the usual outlets.

The good news keeps on coming for Akon as he celebrates the No. 1 success of Lady GaGa, who he signed to his Konlive label.

Lady Gaga is the second artist from Akon’s label to crash the UK charts following Kardinal Offishall’s recent huge smash, Dangerous.