Akon burst onto the scene with his single “Locked Up” about a decade ago and then followed that with a string of hits either as a solo or featured artist or a producer. He has been a mainstay on the music scene either as a performer or working behind the scenes to great success with many popular artists. He has acquired a very nice catalog during that time span and as such new fans can easily get into his music and have plenty of songs to explore. For this I chose the top 20 songs by Akon thus far in his solo career, but please keep in mind he has plenty of other featured songs and producing credits to his name for you to check out.

1. I Wanna Love You

2. Locked Up

3. Smack That

4. Angel

5. Right Now

6. Beautiful

7. Lonely

8. Don’t Matter

9. I’m So Paid

10. Sorry, Blame it On Me

11. What You Got

12. Bananza

13. Holla Holla

14. So Blue

15. Freedom

16. Used to Know

17. Troublemaker

18. The Rain

19. Against the Grain

20. Be With You