Aliaune Thiam (born April 16, 1977),better known by his stage name Akon, is a Wolof Senegalese-American hip hop singer-songwriter and record producer. Akon rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of his single "Locked Up" from his debut album Trouble. His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single "Smack That." He is the founder of two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He is well known for singing hooks and has over 155 guest appearances and 23 Billboard Hot 100 songs to his credit. He is the first solo artist to ever accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.
Colby O'Donis Colón (born March 14, 1989) is an American pop, R&B and hip hop singer-songwriter.
He was born in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, New York, and is of Puerto Rican descent. Colby's parents discovered his talent at age 3 when he won first place at a talent show by singing a Michael Jackson song. He would also perform at his fathers flea market in Queens every Saturday and Sunday, just for fun.
Jason Drew Harrow (born May.21st 1976),better known by his stage name Kardinal Offishall, is a Canadian hip-hop artist and producer. He is often credited as Canada's "hip-hop ambassador", and is well known for his reggae and dancehall-influenced style of hip-hop.