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AKON LOCKS UP NUMBER ONE SLOT AGAIN !!!!

clock March 29, 2007
AKON LOCKS UP NUMBER ONE SLOT AGAIN !!!!

AKON LOCKS UP NUMBER ONE SLOT AGAIN WITH THIRD SINGLE �â�€�˜DON�â�€�™T MATTER�â�€�™
               Topping Billboard Hot 100 Singles, Airplay and Rhythm Crossover Chart
 
(New York, NY, March 27, 2007) �â�€�“ Multiplatinum superstar artist/writer/producer Akon continues his unprecedented assault on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, jumping from #3 to #1 with �â�€�œDon�â�€�™t Matter,�â�€� his sizzling third single from the double platinum-and-counting Konvicted, the song soaring to the top rung of the Hot 100 singles, Hot 100 Airplay and at the Rhythm Crossover format.  The video for the top-requested song is also breaking new ground, becoming a mainstay at BET, VH-1 and MTV�â�€�™s prestigious Big 10 rotation.


Two weeks ago, the RIAA certified the SRC/Universal Motown superstar�â�€�™s sophomore disk double-platinum, with the charismatic artist blazing the cover of Vibe Magazine�â�€�™s April issue.  Dubbed the �â�€�˜last hitmaker�â�€�™ by the urban tastemaker, the magnetic Akon wears the crown well when you consider he�â�€�™s recently emblazoned his signature vocals and/or production style on songs for Bone Thugs N�â�€�™ Harmony, Three 6 Mafia, T.I., and Chili of TLC.  Not to mention the pop stalwarts he�â�€�™s been collaborating with, including Gwen Stefani. 


Akon will hit the road with the superstar diva in April on her Sweet Escape Tour, named after the song he co-partnered with Stefani, another chart-topping missle that has established the Senegalese icon (who�â�€�™s also done his share of scrapping on the streets of St. Louis) as music�â�€�™s most prodigious hitsmith.  Akon�â�€�™s prior smash hits from Konvicted, such as �â�€�œSmack That,�â�€� featuring Eminem, and �â�€�œI Wanna Love You,�â�€� featuring Snoop Dogg, held the #1 and #2 spots simulataneously, a feat achieved in modern chart history by only two other artists (Usher and Mariah Carey.)  Akon�â�€�™s magic has also held sway over the digital and mobile domains, cracking the #2 spot on the Billboard �â�€�œHot Digital Songs�â�€� chart, and reigning as Cingular�â�€�™s top-selling ringtone artist ever, becoming the only artist to have two double platinum ringtones, �â�€�œSmack That�â�€� and �â�€�œI Wanna Love You.�â�€�


  The Sweet Escape Tour will kick off on April 22 in San Diego at the Coors Amphitheatre and wraps on June 23 in Irvine at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. 

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