Hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer Akon debuted his first solo album in 2004 and has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories. He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Eminem, Whitney Houston, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and more. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists like Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis, Kardinal Offishall and Leona Lewis. After working with Damian, Julian and Stephen Marley in Jamaica, his album Stadium is sure to be yet another hit.