VH1's Behind the Music Akon

Video: Akon, The Real Story

He’s known for his club bangers, but the man behind the hits stands tall for good reason. VH1’s Behind the Music on superstar Akon reveals a surprising story of his humble beginnings in New Jersey to his genre busting work with everyone from The Fugees to Michael Jackson. Like him or not, his is a compelling story of a Senegalese artist reaching incredible heights. Check out the video above.