Coverafbeelding Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me
  • Statistieken
  •   7 wkn Tipparade
  •   2007

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Geboortedatum   16-04-1973
Land   Verenigde Staten

Aliaume Damala Badara Thiam brengt in 2004 zijn debuutalbum Trouble uit. De eerste single Locked Up doet maar weinig, maar met Lonely scoort Akon daarna een hit van jewelste. Het nummer, gebaseerd op samples van Mr. Lonely van Bobby Vinton, staat vijf weken op de eerste plaats van de Top 40 en komt ook in Australië, Oostenrijk, Tsjechië, Denemarken, Duitsland, Ierland, het Verenigd Koninkrijk bovenaan. Op Ghetto, dat zijn tweede Top 40-hit wordt, werkt hij samen met Ali B en Yes-R. De single komt in het voorjaar van 2006 op nummer 3.


In 2006 begint hij zijn eigen platenlabel, Kon Live Distribution, waar zijn tweede album Konvicted verschijnt. Op dat album staat ook Smack That, zijn samenwerking met Eminem. In 2007 werkt hij mee aan The Sweet Escape van Gwen Stefani.

Zijn samenwerking met David Guetta in 2009 wordt zijn derde top 3-hit in ons land. Sexy Bitch staat totaal 21 weken in de Top 40 en wordt zijn grootste succes in ons land. In 2011 is zijn bijdrage op Boomerang (met DJ Felli Fel, Pitbull en Jermaine Dupri zijn elfde en voorlopig laatste Top 40-notering.


In 2015 maakt hij bekend te werken aan zijn vierde album, Stadium. Dat album verscheen niet, maar wel is Akon in 2016 te horen in een samenwerking met Robin Schulz op Heatwave. In de zomer van 2017 horen we de Amerikaan op een samenwerking met Sam Feldt, Yes.


Songtekst

As life goes on
I'm starting to learn more and more about responsibility
And I realize that everything I do is affecting the people around me
So I want to take this time out to apologize for things that I've done
And things that haven't occurred yet
And things that they don't want to take responsibility for

I'm sorry for the times that I left you home
I was on the road and you were alone
I'm sorry for the times that I had to go
I'm sorry for the fact that I did not know

That you were sitting home just wishing we
Could go back to when it was just you and me
I'm sorry for the times I would neglect
I'm sorry for the times I disrespect

I'm sorry for the wrong things that I've done
I'm sorry I'm not always there for my sons
I'm sorry for the fact that I am not aware
That you can't sleep at night when I am not there

Because I'm in the streets like every day
I'm sorry for the things that I did not say
Like how you are the best thing in my world
And how I am so proud to call you my girl

I understand that there are some problems
And I am not too blind to know
All the pain you kept inside you
Even though you might not show

If I can't apologize for being wrong
Then it's just a shame on me
I'll be the reason for your pain
And you can put the blame on me

You can put the blame on me
You can put the blame on me
You can put the blame on me
You can put the blame on me

Said you can put the blame on me
Said you can put the blame on me
Said you can put the blame on me
You can put the blame on me

I'm sorry for the things that he put you through
And all the times you didnt know what to do
I'm sorry that you had to go and sell those bags
Just trying to stay busy till you heard from dad

When you would rather be home with all your kids
As one big family with love and bliss
And even though pops treated us like kings
He got a second wife and you didn't agree

He got up and left you there all alone
I'm sorry that you had to do it on your own
I'm sorry that I went and added to your grief
I'm sorry that your son was once a thief

I'm sorry that I grew up way too fast
I wish I would've listened and not be so bad
I'm sorry that your life turned out this way
I'm sorry that the Feds came and took me away

I understand that there's some problems
And I am not too blind to know
All the pain you kept inside you
Even though you might not show

If I can't apologize for being wrong
Then it's just a shame on me
I'll be the reason for your pain
And you can put the blame on me

You can put the blame on me
You can put the blame on me
You can put the blame on me
You can put the blame on me

Said you can put the blame on me
Said you can put the blame on me
Said you can put the blame on me
You can put the blame on me

I'm sorry that it took so long to see
That they were dead wrong trying to put it on me
I'm sorry that it took so long to speak
But I was on tour with Gwen Stefani

I'm sorry for the hand that she was dealt
For the embarrassment that she felt
Just a little young girl trying to have fun
Her daddy shouldn't never let her out that young

I'm sorry for Club Zen getting shut down
I hope they manage better next time around
How was I to know she was underage?
In a 21 and older club they say

Why doesn't anybody wanna take blame?
Verizon backed out disgracing my name
I'm just a singer trying to entertain
Because I love my fans I'll take that blame

Even though the blames on you
Even though the blames on you
Even though the blames on you
I'll take that blame from you

And you can put that blame on me
And you can put that blame on me
You can put that blame on me
And you can put that blame on me

And you can put that blame on me
And you can put that blame on me

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