For the last 5 years, hip-hop and R&B artists have come, not quite conquered and left the scene. No one has had the staying power or musical talents to constantly develop good music. Good music that are top charting hits all around the world, good music that have received spectacular amount of air time on mainstream radio and more importantly great music that has got millions of people tuned in to.No one unless that person is AKON!
“AKON’s FREEDOM BEACH CONCERT” hits Malaysia on July 2nd 2009 landing at Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon (right at the wave pool). A purebred showman, Akon’s beach concert will feature his unbelievable energy and unforgettable live sets of his latest hits including “Beautiful” and “Right Now (Na Na Na)” as well as other club banging hits such as “Smack That”.
Tickets are priced at RM88, RM138 and the Pitt RM188 (all is free standing). In conjunction with this concert, Marctensia will be holding a week-long exclusive early-bird nationwide sale from 1st June to 7th June for fans to enjoy 15% off discount.
Hosted by Marctensia, Akon’s Freedom Beach Concert will be the perfect outing for all music lovers and clubbers. Located at Sunway Lagoon’s Beach Area, the two hour concert will be themed as a Beach Party to help ease the stresses of the ‘People’ from the fast paced city life. Concert attendees are encouraged kick off their shoes and attend the concert with their comfortable beach wear.
AKON is definitely one of the top icons in mainstream music for the last 5 years.
He is one of the few artists’ that has managed to bring the old school to the new school. For someone that has successfully crossed over from hip-hop to mainstream pop is no easy task.
The amount of records broken by AKON is a testament not only to his music but his image as an artiste and personality. AKON is the first solo artist to accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. He broke another record when his hit “Smack That” featuring Eminem achieved the biggest jump in Billboard history. AKON has generated over 23 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100. AKON has also been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards and has won 1 American Music Award.
People that listen to AKON are interested in his beats and hooks more than anything. AKON has just found the right way to make music that appeal to the ‘People’. AKON’s music is easy to listen to. No complicated lyrics and certainly no out of sync beats. AKON’s lyrics are right to the point and so is his sound. He speaks on the issues of growing up, the everyday life, the struggles and the love. AKON has a song for everyone. In true form, he is a performer, in the eyes of the public, he is the ‘People’s Champion’. Strong enough to say the words they cannot find the voice for, and strong enough to do the things they do not have the strength to. This is AKON.
“Due to unavoidable and unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we would like to apologize to the fans, media and concert partners for any inconveniences caused due to the postponement of the concert at the eleventh hour. Attached herewith is Akon’s apology letter and video and Akon has personally assured in the video addressed to his Malaysian fans that he will make it up to them.” You can watch the video on www.marctensia.com