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  • Akon's new single 'So Blue' out November 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: International R&B singer Akon's new single "So blue" has been released. The new track is cowritten by Claude Kelly and coproduced by Jerry Duplessis. Its Robby Starbuckdirected video features actors Tommy Lister and Rose Rollins alongside Akon, read a statement from Universal Music that has released the single. "So blue"...
  • Now international pop star Rihanna to sing for Simbu May 10, 2013

    After the RNB sensation and Akon hitting the floor with Tamil star Simbu, it seems like it's Rihanna's turn to woo the audience. Apart from being an eloquent actor, Simbu is also an impressive singer and composer. This talent of his was first showcased for silver screen with the track...
  • Snapshot: Akon in Chennai to record Simbu's new love anthem May 5, 2013

    Chennai: International R&B singer Akon has flown here to record global version of Tamil actor Silambarasan aka Simbu's hit love single 'Love Anthem', which was originally released in 2011 for world peace. ...
  • Tamil actor Simbu's album 'Love Anthem' to feature Akon May 4, 2013

    Tamil actor Simbu is a gung ho lately and why not! The reason is that International star Akon is scheduled to fly in to Chennai soon to join hands with Simbu for the 'Love Anthem'. After SRK's 'Ra.One' this will be the second time Akon is shuttling to India for...
  • Pop star Akon to sing for Jr NTR's next 'Baadshah' July 20, 2012

    It is now official that the international pop icon, Akon, is going to sing a song in NTR's Baadshah. SS Thaman is currently composing a peppy tune for the song. Remember, Akon made news when he was roped in by Shah Rukh Khan for the popular number, Chammk...
  • International singer Akon to sing in Tamil? February 1, 2012

    Mumbai: When Akon fluently mouthed the Hindi lyrics of Chammak Challo, it took listeners by storm. The song became a sensation overnight across nightclubs and drawing rooms. However, the R&B singer's tryst with India does not end there. Buzz is that director AR Murgadoss has signed the singer to sing...
  • 2011: Bollywood came closer to Hollywood December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Actors, singers, models, DJs 2011 saw a barrage of international celebrities like Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga, Shakira and Paris Hilton making inroads into India, reaffirming the blurring lines between the Hollywood and Bollywood worlds. Shutterbugs kept clicking throughout the year, as celebrities kept trickling in one after the...
  • 2011: 'Kolaveri Di' and 'Rockstar' stand out December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The chartbusters in 2011 saw the likes of 'Bhaag D K Bose', 'Sadda haq', 'Dhinka chika' and 'Chammak Challo' fighting for supremacy until Dhanush crooned 'Kolaveri di' and as the year drew to a close his soup song was on everyone's lips. Controversial lyrics, inspirations from global folk, influence of...
  • Was Akon the original choice for F1 after party? November 2, 2011

    Mumbai: According to the latest buzz, international pop singer Akon was originally approached to perform at the muchhyped launch of Formula 1 after party hosted by Arjun Rampal's restobar. Interestingly, it was only after the singer turned down the offer, Lady Gaga was roped in. A source says, "Shah Rukh Khan wanted...
  • 'Ra.One' has message against swearwords: SRK October 14, 2011

    Bhopal: 'RA.One' is not just a science fiction but has a message for Indian men who habitually use expletives targeted at women to express anger or strong feelings, says Shah Rukh Khan. "Nobody can deny the fact that in India expletives targeted at women are freely used by men during conversation...
  • Lady Gaga will not attend 'RA.One' premiere October 4, 2011

    Mumbai: Superstar Shahrukh Khan, who was looking to have pop diva Lady Gaga for a song in his film 'RA.One' and also for its premiere in London, says since they were not able to reach her, she will not come for the event. By roping in international pop star Akon...
  • Watch the teaser for Ra.One's 'Criminal' by Akon September 19, 2011

    New Delhi: After creating ample media hype with a leaked song and then the whole album being available online illegally, 'Ra.One'is still getting the promos bang on. They recently released the 15 second teaser trailer for Akon's second song in the movie soundtrack 'Criminal'. The song has been filmed on...
  • 'RA.One' music lives up to the hype September 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Film: 'RA.One'; Music Directors: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani; Lyricists: Vishal Dadlani, Niranjan Iyengar, Kumaar, Panchhi Jalonvi, Anvita Dutt and Anubhav Sinha; Singers: Akon, Hamsika Iyer, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Clinton Cerejo's Choir, Shruti Pathak, Nandini Srikar, The Prague Philharmonic Choir, Sidd Coutto and Sukhwinder...
  • Did Akon set a trend with 'Chammak Challo'? September 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan's highly publicized film 'Ra.One' boasts of ultra modern robots and fine animation technique, in addition to Kareena Kapoor's foot tapping number 'Chammak Challo'. International pop star Akon is coming to India with 'Chammak Challo'. The presence of Akon's name on the credit list makes the song...
  • Kareena and SRK groove to Akon's 'Chammak Challo' August 31, 2011

    Here's a look at 'Chammak Challo', a track from Shah Rukh Khan's ambitious 3D project 'Ra.One'. It is sung by Akon and features Kareena Kapoor and Shah Rukh. ...
  • Shah Rukh finds inspiration in Lady Gaga August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Lady Gaga's reinventive ways may be weird for some, but Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan finds her extremely inspiring. The actor, who has been working towards convincing the international pop star to do a song for his mega budget project "Ra.One" says she knows her business well. "I have...
  • Watch 'Chammak Challo' Kareena sizzle in red August 27, 2011

    New Delhi: With the song being leaked online a few months back the most awaited number from 'Ra.One' was given a 15 second teaser online. The song has Kareena Kapoor looking stunning in a red sari matching steps with King Khan. Media reports say that the full version of...
  • Can't wait to put 'Chammak challo' on TV: SRK August 24, 2011

    New Delhi: So what if the muchawaited song "Chammak challo", featuring Kareena Kapoor and rendered by international pop star Akon, from his megaproduction "Ra.One" was leaked online? Shah Rukh Khan is still excited about the official music launch of the movie in September. "'Ra.One' music to release in September...can't wait to...
  • Shreyas misses '3 Thay Bhai' April 18, 2011

    Shreyas Talpade was conspicuous by his absence at the premiere of his film 3 Thay Bhai. Buzz is that the actor stayed away from the screening due to certain issues with producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. When asked, the actor laughs and says, "Keep thinking!" Bet Mehra is not saying, "Bhai...
  • Akon took off his shirt on stage, a la Salman Khan April 17, 2011

    International pop star Akon threw open his black shirt and his black vest just the way our own star Salman Khan does in movies and on stage. What followed thereafter, was a sight to behold! Hundreds of boys ended up removing their tshirts and shirts and swayed it in the air,...
  • I'm waiting to get into Bollywood movies: Akon April 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood is his ultimate goal and India like his second home, SenegaleseAmerican rapper and singer Akon said here Friday.The "Beautiful" singer, who landed here on his birthday Friday, will be performing in Gurgaon and Bangalore. "Thank you everyone for having me here. I love India and I keep looking for...
  • Singer Akon's Bollywood dreams April 15, 2011

    SenegaleseAmerican singer Akon spoke to CNNIBN's correspondent Sunanda Wong about his plans. ...
  • I'm waiting to get into Bollywood movies: Akon April 15, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood is his ultimate goal and India like his second home, SenegaleseAmerican rapper and singer Akon said on Friday. The "Beautiful" singer, who landed here on his birthday on Friday, will be performing in Gurgaon and Bangalore. "Thank you everyone for having me here. I love India and I keep looking...
  • Akon wants 100 black towels during India tour April 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Not one to disappoint in the quirky requests department, international singer Akon who will be performing in Pune, Gurgaon and Bangalore this weekend, has quite a laundry list of bizarre demands. When Bryan Adams toured India in February, the crew had asked for 100 white towels. Akon now...
  • Akon starts India tour on birthday March 24, 2011

    Mumbai: Popular Senegalese American singer Akon is really excited about his debut performance in India and the first concert on April 16th coincides with his birthday. The songwriterproducer says he will belt out the favourite numbers his fans at his two concerts in the country. Akon, famous for hits like "Beautiful",...
  • First look: 'Ra.One' January 4, 2011

    Ra.One is an upcoming superhero film directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film features Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal, will be produced under Khan's production company, Red Chillies Entertainment. Shah Rukh said in an interview that Ra.One stands for Random Access Version 1.0. The film was scheduled to...
  • Exclusive: Michael Jackson's Hold My Hand December 9, 2010

    It is said to be one of Michael Jackson's last few recordings. The King of Pop's track Hold My Hand music video, a duet with Akon, has been released. ...
  • MJ's newly released song gathers buzz November 16, 2010

    New York: The first official single from a controversial new Michael Jackson album was released on Monday to good initial reviews and expectations of strong digital sales. "Hold My Hand" a duet Jackson first recorded with Senegalese rapper and record producer Akon in 2007 and was leaked in an unfinished...
  • Michael Jackson's last song released November 16, 2010

    Michael Jackson's last song 'Hold My Hand' featuring Akon released. The song will be featured on the first posthumous Jackson album,'Michael'. ...