Iconic Artist Akon Announced as Keynote Speaker for Midem 2020

Paris, January 31 2020Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces that Akon, iconic Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, will join the Midem 2020 line-up.

2019 marked a strong comeback for Akon, with six new albums released last year, including El Negreeto, a Latin album with smash hits featuring Anitta, Becky G and Ozuna, and an afrobeat only record, Akonda. These releases, among others, truly demonstrate Akon’s inspirational diversity and genuine international openness. 

Akon’s exclusive keynote at Midem will celebrate his international career and stellar roster of collaborations. During his Midem debut, Akon will take us behind the scenes of his multifaceted career and some of his most iconic collaborations with the likes of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, to Gwen Stefani, Whitney Houston, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Lady Gaga and T-Pain. 

In his own words, “I want to be able to open up the diversity with different artists from different cultures and parts of the world….What drives me the most is to do things people think are impossible or deem difficult. This will be my first time at Midem. I am looking forward to being in a space with individuals who are all looking to push the music and entertainment industry forward.”

Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot, says, “We’re proud to welcome an artist as iconic as Akon to speak at Midem for the first time. Akon’s participation is completely aligned with Midem’s bringing together of artists and executives from across the globe and a drive to nurture emerging talent to aspire to be the next generation of internationally successful artists.” 

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