3/20/14 AKON Musician/Entrepreneur
March 20, 2014•72 min
As soon as you hear Akon’s voice, you know it’s him.
His shimmering, soulful voice has propelled countless hits across genres—from pop and R&B to hip hop and dance. In addition to his own chart-dominating singles “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”, he’s made a staggering 300 guest appearances for icons including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, and Eminem. With 35 million albums sold worldwide, five Grammy Award nominations, and 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt, he’s simply unstoppable. Once Akon reached the top, he went even further landing on a global path set for fourth full-length album and latest opus 2012′s Stadium [Universal Republic Records].
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Patrick Rettig is the story, an exposé of a man who is absolutely the last stop for a business owner in financial turmoil. This particular time in the life of an entrepreneur is the quintessential heartbreak of dreams and hope. One would think that financial decisions had been made that were incorrect, that alliances had been broken or that the economy had shifted. Moreover the uncomfortable thinking is that the corporation and its founder were simply a bad deal. The word bankruptcy and reorganization are ghostly specters in the night for those people who must embrace failure.
Aaron spent the majority of his years in Columbus, Ohio surrounded by music. He studied Psychology at The Ohio State University. He’s always been a creative being and began making music to express his greatest passion. Aaron relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue his relentless craving for music. Within three months of his transition, Aaron found himself Guest co-starring on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne on TBS but he couldn't separate himself from creating music and returned to it.