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Hip-hop's Akon to debut new albums on his own 'Stadium' app

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Akon, a hip-hop star who’s collaborated with everyone from Eminem to Andy Samberg, is about to release his first albums in seven years — but you won’t find them in stores or on streaming services like Spotify. Instead, he plans to release four albums through a new app, making him the latest artist to experiment with bypassing big record labels and traditional music distribution altogether.

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