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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Akon CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Akon albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Akon record collection, Akon CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Akon and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Akon Biography

Akon (born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam) on April 30, 1973 is a Senegalese-American hip hop and R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. Akon rose to fame 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 Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He is well known for singing hooks and has over 130 guest apperances and 15 Billboard Hot 100 songs to his credit. He is the only artist to ever hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, he has accomplished the feat twice.

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Akon Bio Continued

Akon's solo debut album, Trouble was released on June 29, 2004. It spawned the hit singles "Locked Up" and "Lonely," as well as "Belly Dancer (Bananza)," "Pot Of Gold," and "Ghetto". Akon served a three-year jail sentence for grand theft auto, an experience that inspired his "Locked Up". "Locked Up" reached the top 10 in the U.S. and the top five in the UK. His manager Robert Montanez was shot to death following a dispute in New Jersey in December 2005. "Ghetto" became a radio hit when it was remixed by Green Lantern to include verses from legendary rappers 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. In 2005, he released the single "Lonely" (which samples Bobby Vinton's "Mr. Lonely"). The song reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in Australia, the UK and Germany. His album also climbed to number one in the UK in April, 2005. When music channel The Box had a top ten weekly chart, which was calculated by the amount of video requests, Akon's "Lonely" became the longest running single on the top of the chart, spanning over fifteen weeks. Akon then released another single featuring with a New Zealand rapper, Savage with the single Moonshine, which had become a success in both New Zealand and Australia, becoming number one in the New Zealand charts. In 2005, Akon gained more popularity after being featured on Young Jeezy's debut album, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, on the song "Soul Survivor" which became a top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

Akon Discography Updated January 2007
Akon Albums

Akon Vinyl and Akon CDs: Studio

2004 - Trouble - Universal
2006 - Konvicted - SRC/Universal Motown
2007 - In My Ghetto - Ghetto Transit

Akon Records and Akon CD Releases: Compilations

2005 - Trio - Universal International
2006 - Star Is Born - BTL
2007 - A Konvikt's Song - Nocturne

Akon CD's and Akon Vinyl: Singles

2003 - Bananza/Locked Up - Universal
2004 - Locked Up [3 Track Single] - Universal
2004 - Locked Up [Remix] - Street Records
2004 - Locked Up, Pt. 1 - Universal
2004 - Locked Up, Pt. 2 [2 Tracks] - Universal
2004 - Ghetto - Universal
2005 - Locked Up [4 Track Single] - Universal Island
2005 - Lonely [US CD] - Universal
2005 - Lonely [CD #1] - Universal Island
2005 - Lonely [CD #2] - Universal Island
2005 - Belly Dancer/Trouble Nobody - Universal
2005 - Belly Dancer (Bananza) - Universal Island
2005 - Lonely [Japan CD] - Universal Japan
2005 - Pot of Gold [CD 1] - Universal Island
2005 - Pot of Gold [CD 2] - Universal Island
2006 - Smack That [Clean] -
2006 - Smack That - Universal
2007 - I Wanna Love You - Universal/Island
2007 - Don't Matter - Island
2007 - Don't Matter [Germany CD] - Universal
2007 - Mama Africa - Universal/Island

Akon CD and Akon Records Releases: Appearances

2001 - Adrenalin Don Yute - Producer
2002 - Made in the Dirty South [Clean] Calhouns - Vocals
2002 - Made in the Dirty South Calhouns - Vocals
2003 - Donyute Win Lose or Draw - Producer
2004 - All Out War [Clean] 404 Soldiers - Producer
2004 - All Out War 404 Soldiers - Producer
2004 - Lack of Communication [Clean] Ric-A-Che - Guest Appearance
2004 - Wake Up Everybody [CD & DVD] Various Artists - Performer
2005 - Ev'rybody Know Me [Clean] YoungBloodZ - Remix Producer
2005 - Ev'rybody Know Me [DualDisc] YoungBloodZ - Remix Producer
2005 - Ev'rybody Know Me YoungBloodZ - Remix Producer
2005 - Now, Vol. 60 [UK] Various Artists - Producer
2005 - Redemption, Vol. 4 [Clean] Ruff Ryders - Producer, Engineer
2005 - Redemption, Vol. 4 Ruff Ryders - Producer, Engineer
2005 - Truest $#!@ I Ever Said [Clean] C-Murder - Producer
2005 - Truest $#!@ I Ever Said C-Murder - Producer

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