What Happened to Akon?

Senegalese R&B and hip hop artist Akon released singles intended for his fourth album, "Stadium," in 2013 after a lengthy hiatus in which he didn't produce much music. The album was originally announced with a release date of September 2011; it was later announced for release in June 2013. As of August 2014, however, the album had not yet been released.

Akon released one single intended for the "Stadium" album in September 2010. He released two further singles, "Dirty Work" and "So Blue," in 2013. His only other music work during the time period when he was supposed to be working on "Stadium" was a collaboration with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg for Dr. Dre's album "Detox"; however, Akon's collaboration wasn't included on the album.

Akon also collaborated with singer Michael Jackson on a song called "Hold My Hand" before Jackson's death. Akon finished the single alone, and it was released on Jackson's posthumous album.

Akon first came to public attention in 2004 with his debut album "Trouble." He released two other albums, "Konvicted" and "Freedom," in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He has been nominated for Grammy awards five times and is also a music producer. He produced songs for Leona Lewis, Lada Gaga and others.