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  • Q&A: Why R&B star Akon decided to appify his next albums story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-30-15 1:32 pm

    LOS ANGELES - On the cusp of his first album release since 2008, Akon wants to steer his considerable fan base away from services like YouTube to a new - and Akon-branded - app where he'll give away music for free, supported by ads.

  • R&B star Akon to debut new albums on his own 'Stadium' app story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-30-15 1:29 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Akon, an R&B star who's collaborated with everyone from Eminem to Andy Samberg, is about to release his first albums in seven years - but you won't find them in stores or on streaming services like Spotify. Instead, he plans to release four albums through a new app, making him the latest artist to experiment with bypassing big record labels and traditional music distribution altogether.