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  • Apr 16, 1973 (age 46)
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2019
The American King-As told by an African Priestess
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TV ShowFeb 1, 2019

The American King-As told by an Africa…

The American King-As told by an African Priestess released.
2017
Kiki Mobile
TV ShowSep 17, 2017

Kiki Mobile

Kiki Mobile released.
2016
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
MovieMay 24, 2016

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Popstar: Never Stop Never …
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a 2016 American mockumentary comedy film directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and written, produced by and starring Andy Samberg, Schaffer, and Taccone. Also produced by Judd Apatow, it co-stars Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots, Joan Cusack, and Maya Rudolph.
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2014
American Heist
MovieSep 11, 2014

American Heist

James owes his life to his older brother, Frankie after taking …
James owes his life to his older brother, Frankie after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily. Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go.
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Global
AlbumAug 19, 2014

Global

Global released.
Nomination2014

World’s Best Video

Nominated for "Play Hard".
World Music Award
Nomination2014

World’s Best Male Artist

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist.
World Music Award
Nomination2014

World’s Best Live Act

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act.
World Music Award
Nomination2014

World’s Best Entertainer of the Year

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year.
World Music Award
Nomination2014

World’s Best Song

Nominated for "Play Hard".
World Music Award
2013
Koncrete, Vol. 1: Starring Akon
AlbumDec 17, 2013

Koncrete, Vol. 1: Starring Akon

Koncrete, Vol. 1: Starring Akon released.
The Independents
TV ShowDec 9, 2013

The Independents

The Independents is an American television libertarian-focused …
The Independents is an American television libertarian-focused talk show on the Fox Business Network (FBN). It was broadcast on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between December 2013 and January 2015. The hosts of the show were Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, America's Future Foundation's Kmele Foster, and Reason magazine's Matt Welch.
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Hit the Floor
TV ShowMay 27, 2013

Hit the Floor

Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American …
Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American sports drama television series that debuted on VH1 on May 27, 2013. Created by James LaRosa, the series chronicles the off-the-court drama surrounding the Los Angeles Devils, a fictional professional basketball team. On April 27, 2017, the series was renewed for an eight-episode fourth season that premiered on BET on July 10, 2018. The network canceled the series on December 7, 2018.
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2012
Konkrete Jungle
AlbumOct 30, 2012

Konkrete Jungle

Konkrete Jungle released.
Larry King Now
TV ShowJul 17, 2012

Larry King Now

Larry King Now is a talk show hosted by Larry King created …
Larry King Now is a talk show hosted by Larry King created by Shawn Southwick King, and available on Ora TV, Hulu and RT America. Launched on July 17, 2012, the series features interviews with newsmakers, celebrities, world leaders, and Internet stars. The show is similar to his previous CNN program, Larry King Live.
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Black November
MovieMay 8, 2012

Black November

A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war …
A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution. Inspired by true events, Black November is the gripping story of how a community rises up and takes drastic measures to make sure their voices are heard.
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Nomination2012

Best Male Playback Singer

Nominated for Filmfare …
Nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.
Filmfare Award
Nomination2012

Best Male Playback Singer

Nominated for Producers …
Nominated for Producers Guild Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.
Producers Guild Film Award
2011
Tanked
TV ShowAug 7, 2011

Tanked

Tanked is an American reality television series that airs on …
Tanked is an American reality television series that airs on Animal Planet and premiered in August 2011. The series follows the operations of the Las Vegas-based aquarium manufacturer Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, owned by brothers-in-law Brett Raymer and Wayde King. Brett's sister Heather, married to Wayde, is the company's accountant, and Heather and Brett's father Irwin Raymer (also known as The General) is the office manager.
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Boomerang
AlbumMar 25, 2011

Boomerang

Boomerang is a 2011 single DJ Felli Fel featuring Akon, …
Boomerang is a 2011 single DJ Felli Fel featuring Akon, Pitbull and Jermaine Dupri.
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Living the Life
AlbumMar 22, 2011

Living the Life

Living the Life released.
Nomination2011

Top Digital Media Artist

Nominated for Billboard …
Nominated for Billboard Music Award for Top Digital Media Artist.
Billboard Music Award
Nomination2011

Top Social Artist

Nominated for Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist.
Billboard Music Award
Nomination2011

Top Social Artist

Nominated for Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist.
Billboard Music Award
Nomination2011

Record of the Year

Nominated for "Hold My Hand".
Soul Train Music Award
2010
Lockdown, Part 2
AlbumJan 10, 2010

Lockdown, Part 2

Lockdown, Part 2 released.
Award2010

World's Best Selling African Artist

Won World Music Award for …
Won World Music Award for World's Best Selling African Artist.
World Music Award
Nomination2010

World’s Best Producer

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World’s Best Producer.
World Music Award
Nomination2010

Best Dance Video

Nominated for "Sexy Chick".
MTV Video Music Award
Nomination2010

World’s Best Single

Nominated for "Sexy Bitch".
World Music Award
Nomination2010

World’s Best R&B Artist

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World’s Best R&B Artist.
World Music Award
Nomination2010

World's Best Selling African Artist

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World's Best Selling African Artist.
World Music Award
2009
Lopez Tonight
TV ShowNov 9, 2009

Lopez Tonight

Lopez Tonight is an American late-night television talk show that …
Lopez Tonight is an American late-night television talk show that was hosted by the comedian George Lopez. The hour-long program premiered on November 9, 2009, on cable network TBS. Lopez was the first Mexican-American to host a late-night talk show on an English-language network in the United States. The show featured audience interaction using a high-energy format. The program aired Monday through Thursday at midnight Eastern and Pacific, immediately following Conan. On August 10, 2011, TBS announced that Lopez Tonight would be canceled. The final episode aired the following night.
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2009 MTV Video Music Awards
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TV ShowSep 13, 2009

2009 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2009 MTV video music …
The 2009 MTV video music awards
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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
TV ShowMar 2, 2009

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon …
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon. The hour-long show, which premiered on March 2, 2009, and is still aired weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States.
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2008
SongNov 25, 2008

Beautiful
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SongNov 25, 2008

Right Now (Na Na Na)
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SongNov 25, 2008

I'm So Paid
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Freedom
AlbumNov 25, 2008

Freedom

Freedom is the third and final studio album by American …
Freedom is the third and final studio album by American hip hop and R&B singer and record producer Akon. The album was originally named Acquitted; however, Akon changed it before it was released. It was released as a download on December 1, 2008, and in stores December 2, 2008. The album debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 with 110,600 copies sold in its first week.
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The Jace Hall Show
TV ShowJun 5, 2008

The Jace Hall Show

The Jace Hall Show is a video game show hosted by Jace …
The Jace Hall Show is a video game show hosted by Jace Hall consisting of interviews with Hollywood celebrities and those involved in the video game industry. The Jace Hall Show is a production of HDFILMS, INC. and is distributed by IGN Entertainment. The complete series is available on Jacehallshow.com and syndicated on Crackle, IGN, Hulu, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live. Co-starring on the show are Gary Graham, Todd Roy, Corey Craig, Marti Resteghini.
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It's a Shakedown
AlbumApr 8, 2008

It's a Shakedown

It's a Shakedown released.
In My Ghetto, Volume 2
AlbumFeb 25, 2008

In My Ghetto, Volume 2

In My Ghetto, Volume 2 is a …
In My Ghetto, Volume 2 is a 2008 compilation album by Akon.
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Award2008

World's Best Selling African Artist

Won World Music Award for …
Won World Music Award for World's Best Selling African Artist.
World Music Award
Award2008

Best Producer of the Year

Won BET Hip Hop Award for …
Won BET Hip Hop Award for Best Producer of the Year.
BET Hip Hop Award
Favorite Song
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Nomination2008

Favorite Song

Nominated for "Don't Matter".
Kids' Choice Award
Nomination2008

World's Best Selling African Artist

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World's Best Selling African Artist.
World Music Award
2007
SongOct 23, 2007

Sorry, Blame It on Me
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What Perez Sez
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TV ShowSep 11, 2007

What Perez Sez

What Perez Sez About (also called What Perez Says About) is a …
What Perez Sez About (also called What Perez Says About) is a VH1 reality television show starring celebrity blogger Perez Hilton doing what he does best- dishing all the celebrity gossip and sharing his outspoken opinions about it. The self- proclaimed “Queen of all Media” runs perezhilton.com, one of the most popular websites for celebrity news, particularly given Hilton’s ruthless and candid commentary and the “doodles” he adds to numerous unflattering photographs. While most celebrities get the lashing of a lifetime, Perez isn’t heartless and he has his favorites to sing his praises to- often musical acts like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. A big name in blogging and in music, Perez, birth name Mario Lavandeira Jr., has also established himself as a vocal member of the gay community. On what Perez Says About, he shares all of that on-screen instead of on his site as he discusses reality stars, divas, the year in review, the VMAs, and so much more!
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Soul Survivors
AlbumJul 16, 2007

Soul Survivors

Soul Survivors released.
A Konvicts Song
AlbumApr 2, 2007

A Konvicts Song

A Konvict's Song is a 2007 album by Akon.
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Nomination2007

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "The Sweet Escape".
Grammy Award
Award2007

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
American Music Award
Award2007

Top Artist

Won Billboard Music Award for Top Artist.
Billboard Music Award
Award2007

Best Video

Won award for "The Sweet Escape".
MTV Europe Music Award
Award2007

World’s Best Selling Internet Artist

Won World Music Award for …
Won World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Internet Artist.
World Music Award
Award2007

World's Best Selling African Artist

Won World Music Award for …
Won World Music Award for World's Best Selling African Artist.
World Music Award
Award2007

World's Best Selling R&B Male

Won World Music Award for …
Won World Music Award for World's Best Selling R&B Male.
World Music Award
Nomination2007

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Nominated for "I Wanna Love You".
Grammy Award
Nomination2007

World's Best Selling R&B Male

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World's Best Selling R&B Male.
World Music Award
Nomination2007

World's Best Selling African Artist

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World's Best Selling African Artist.
World Music Award
Nomination2007

World’s Best Selling Internet Artist

Nominated for World Music …
Nominated for World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Internet Artist.
World Music Award
Choice Music: Love Song
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Nomination2007

Choice Music: Love Song

Nominated for "Don't Matter".
Teen Choice Award
Nomination2007

Best Male Video

Nominated for MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video.
MTV Video Music Award
Best Collaboration
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Best Collaboration

Nominated for "Smack That".
MTV Video Music Award
Best Collaboration
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Nomination2007

Best Collaboration

Nominated for "Smack That".
MTV Video Music Award
Nomination2007

Best Collaboration

Nominated for "The Sweet Escape".
MTV Video Music Award
Nomination2007

Best Video

Nominated for "The Sweet Escape".
MTV Europe Music Award
Best Album
Nomination2007

Best Album

Nominated for "Konvicted".
MTV Europe Music Award
Nomination2007

Video of the Year

Nominated for "I Wanna Love You".
BET Award
Nomination2007

People's Champ

Nominated for "We Takin' Over".
BET Hip Hop Award
Nomination2007

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Nominated for "We Takin' Over".
BET Hip Hop Award
Nomination2007

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
American Music Award
Best Contemporary R&B Album
Nomination2007

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Nominated for "Konvicted".
Grammy Award
Nomination2007

Best Male R&B Artist

Nominated for BET Award for Best Male R&B Artist.
BET Award
Nomination2007

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Grammy Award
Nomination2007

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination2007

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "The Sweet Escape".
Grammy Award
Nomination2007

Video of the Year

Nominated for "I Wanna Love You".
BET Award
Nomination2007

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination2007

Best Collaboration

Nominated for "I Wanna Love You".
BET Award
Nomination2007

Artist of the Year

Nominated for American Music Award for Artist of the Year.
American Music Award
2006
Konvicted
AlbumNov 14, 2006

Konvicted

Konvicted is the second studio album by American singer …
Konvicted is the second studio album by American singer Akon. It was released on November 14, 2006. The album features collaborations with rappers Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Styles P and T-Pain.
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SongNov 14, 2006

Smack That
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SongNov 14, 2006

Don't Matter
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Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International)
Nomination2006

Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International)

Nominated for "Trouble".
Echo Award
Nomination2006

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Grammy Award
Song of the Year
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Nomination2006

Song of the Year

Nominated for "Lonely".
Echo Award
Best Rap/Sung Performance
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Nomination2006

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Nominated for "Smack That".
Grammy Award
2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
TV ShowJan 3, 2005

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

The Late Late Show with …
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson. It was the third iteration of the Late Late Show franchise, airing from 2005 to 2014. It followed the Late Show with David Letterman in the CBS late-night lineup, airing weekdays in the U.S. at 12:37 a.m. Taped in front of a live studio audience from Monday to Friday at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California, directly above the Bob Barker Studio (Studio 33), it was produced by David Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated and CBS Television Studios.
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Nomination2005

MTV Video Music Award – MTV2 Award

Nominated for "Locked Up".
Nomination2005

Best Hip-Hop

Nominated for MTV Europe Music Award for Best Hip-Hop.
MTV Europe Music Award
Nomination2005

Best New Act

Nominated for MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act.
MTV Europe Music Award
2004
Planet Voice
TV ShowAug 16, 2004

Planet Voice

Planet Voice is a TV program.
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2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TV ShowSep 8, 2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show …
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (often shortened to Ellen and stylized as ellen) is an American television variety comedy talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, including stations owned by NBCUniversal. For its first five seasons, the show was taped in Studio 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. From season 6 onwards, the show moved to being taped at Stage 1 on the nearby Warner Bros. lot. Since the beginning of the sixth season, Ellen has been broadcast in high definition.
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Punk'd
TV ShowMar 17, 2003

Punk'd

Punk'd is an American hidden camera–practical joke reality …
Punk'd is an American hidden camera–practical joke reality television program that first aired on MTV in 2003. It was created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, with Kutcher serving as producer and host. It bears a resemblance to both the classic hidden camera show Candid Camera and to TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes, which also featured pranks on celebrities. Being "punk'd" referred to being the victim of such a prank. New episodes hosted by King Bach and DeStorm Power aired on BET.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
TV ShowJan 26, 2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created …
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, 2003 at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California as part of ABC's lead-out programming for Super Bowl XXXVII. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is produced by Jackhole Productions in association with ABC Studios. Having aired for more than twice as long as either The Dick Cavett Show (1969–1975) or Politically Incorrect (1997–2002), it is the longest running late-night talk show on the network.
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Trouble
AlbumJan 1, 2003

Trouble

Trouble is the debut album by American hip hop and R&B …
Trouble is the debut album by American hip hop and R&B singer Akon, released in 2004. The album contains Akon's worldwide hit single, "Lonely", which was his commercial breakthrough. However, the release of "Locked Up" propelled Akon to sign a record deal. "Gunshot (Fiesta Riddim)" was released as promotional single on May 11, 2004. The album performed well in the United Kingdom where it peaked at No. 1 on the UK Album Chart. Trouble sold 25,000 copies in the first week, and certified Platinum by the RIAA in the United States and has sold 1.9 million copies.
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SongJan 1, 2003

Lonely
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2002
American Idol
TV ShowJun 11, 2002

American Idol

American Idol is an American singing competition television …
American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by Fremantle USA and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. Since March 11, 2018, a revival of the series has aired on ABC.
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Last Call with Carson Daly
TV ShowJan 8, 2002

Last Call with Carson Daly

Last Call with Carson Daly …
Last Call with Carson Daly was an American late night television program hosted by Carson Daly on NBC. Formerly a traditional talk show, the half-hour program consists of several produced segments, featuring interviews with musicians, comedians, actors, filmmakers, and other artists, along with pre-taped on-location musical performances. It debuted in 2002. Unlike other programs in NBC's late night line-up, Last Call typically records only 24 weeks of original shows a year with the rest of the year being taken up by reruns. It aired at 1:37 a.m. ET/PT each weeknight.
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2000
106 & Park
TV ShowSep 11, 2000

106 & Park

106 & Park was an American hip hop and R&B music video …
106 & Park was an American hip hop and R&B music video show, set up in a countdown format, that was broadcast Monday to Friday at 6/5c on BET (7:00 pm on BET International). Since its inception, it had been the network's number-one rated show. On November 14, 2014, BET cancelled 106 & Park.
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Diary
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TV ShowFeb 16, 2000

Diary

Diary is an American documentary television series that …
Diary is an American documentary television series that premiered February 16, 2001, on MTV. The show's opening titles begin with the slogan "You think you know ... but you have no idea."
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1993
WWE Raw
TV ShowJan 11, 1993

WWE Raw

WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is …
WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm ET on the USA Network in the United States. The show's name is also used to refer to the Raw brand, to which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform. The show debuted on January 11, 1993 and has since been considered as the flagship program of WWE.
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1992
Later... with Jools Holland
TV ShowOct 9, 1992

Later... with Jools Holland

Later... with Jools Holland …
Later... with Jools Holland (previously known as ...Later with Jools Holland) is a contemporary English music television show hosted by Jools Holland. A spin-off of The Late Show, it has been running in short series since 1992 and is a part of BBC Two's late-night line-up, usually at around 11 pm to 12 midnight. The day of transmission has varied, but currently it is usually recorded on a Tuesday for Saturday broadcast and features a mixture of both established and new musical artists, from solo performers to bands and larger ensembles.
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1973
Akon
BirthApril 1973

Akon

Akon was born.
1971
Soul Train
TV ShowOct 2, 1971

Soul Train

Soul Train is an American music-dance television program …
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971, to March 27, 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, dance/pop, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.
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