*Akon is getting ready to release a new album (“Stadium”) which he says is influenced by the many genres and styles of music he’s been exposed to while traveling the globe.

“As you grow, you experience different things. You start travelling, you start collaborating with different people and you start experiencing life bigger,” Akon told MTV. “I was the type of artist that created my music based from my experience. And nothing has changed. I’m always in Europe, always in Asia, always in India, always in
Japan, always in Africa, the U.K., France, and this is the kind of music that I’m exposed to.”

Akon has also teamed up with French producer David Guetta for his next single, “Angel.”

“I just do it to the best of my abilities, because I love how the energy flows, because I see it and how it makes people feel, how it turns the party out, how it blows the concerts out of the water and you’re just like, ‘This is it!'” Akon says.