Music stars older than you think: Akon
Date of birth: 16/04/73
When we heard R&B/hip-hop superstar Akon had just turned 40 (his big day was April 16), we did a double take. Perhaps it's because he only came to prominence in the last decade and we just assumed he was in his twenties then. Just goes to show, 'assume' really does make an ass out of u and me...
Anyway, moving on from the cringe-worthy platitudes, it got us thinking about other music stars with more miles on the clock than you might realise.
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