Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

Are you able to be lonely with a billion pairs of eyes on you? We’ll must ask Akon, who simply scored his third addition to YouTube’s Billion Views Membership along with his 2005 video for “Lonely.” 

The visible for “Lonely” opens with Akon basking within the cheers of adoring followers, just for the digital camera to pan round and reveal he’s in an empty theater. Because the high-pitched pattern of Bobby Vinton’s 1964 music “Mr. Lonely” that opens the monitor performs, the singer rejects going out along with his pals in favor of staying behind for some good quaint brooding. 

We then discover out the explanation for the star’s temper — a break-up along with his girlfriend, performed by The Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham. Clips of her crying and packing her baggage are interspersed with Akon all of the comfortable {couples}, younger and previous, he passes by.

“Lonely” is the singer’s third video to hitch YouTube’s Billion Views Membership, following the visuals for “Smack That (feat. Eminem)” and “Play Arduous” by David Guetta, which options each Akon and Ne-Yo. Each presently sit at 1.1 billion views.

The monitor was launched because the third single off Akon’s debut studio album, Bother, following “Locked Up” and “Ghetto.” It peaked at quantity 4 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 and spent 20 weeks on the chart.

Earlier this 12 months, the singer shared the soundtrack of his life with NME, and cited “Lonely” because the music that makes him cry. “I used to be extraordinarily lonely once I wrote it – true story,” he shared. “On the time, the one one that had my again was now not there for me due to mishaps and choices of my very own. However for me, writing a music like it is a type of remedy. As soon as I get it out, I really feel so a lot better. I really feel even higher once more once I see different individuals can relate to it too.”

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